In Borongan City

Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda

TACLOBAN CITY – Borongan City Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda announced during the graduation of the new members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) Active Auxiliary (CAA) the increase of their monthly allowance.

At present CAFGUs assigned in Borongan are receiving P6, 500 monthly allowance.
Starting this year, they will be receiving P7,500 a month and will receive 13th-month pay every year-end.

At least 86 residents of Eastern Samar province underwent a 45-day training to become members of the Cafgu at the 78th Infantry (Warrior) Battalion camp in Barangay Lalawigan in Borongan City.

They will be assigned in the hinterland barangays of Borongan to assist soldiers of the 78th IB against threat of the communist armed group, the New People’s Army (NPA).

Present during the graduation were B/Gen. Noel Vestuir, the commanding officer of the 802nd; Lt. Allan Tria, the commanding officer of the 78th Infantry Battalion; and Lt. Col. Ernesto de la Rosa Jr., the head of the 8th Infantry Division training school.

In his message, Brig. Gen. Vestuir expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Mayor Agda for his all-out support for the conduct and recruitment of Cafgu and emphasized their important role in maintaining peace and the development to the community.

“Our CAAs played a significant role in sustaining peace and development as they carry out their duty being the physical and psychological barriers in their respective barangays,” he said.