The Provincial Task Force-Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) held on March 10 a Serbisyo Caravan in Paly Island in Taytay.
The caravan offered free medical and dental services, registration of birth, marriage certificate issuance, resident certificate (cedula) issuance, application and registration of senior citizen, membership of solo parent, and PhilHealth enrollment, alongside an information drive against the armed insurgency.
Retired provincial police director Gabriel Lopez represented Governor Jose Alvarez in the said activity, which was one of the approaches identified to address the armed conflict.
Lopez said the Serbisyo Caravan helps in providing the needs of the communities with remote access to government services.
“Ang kaugnayan nito ay doon sa E.O. 70 at para makita ang pangangailangan ng mga tao. Nandito lahat para matugunan ang mga hinaing at pangangailangan — ang sabi kasi isa ito sa ugat ng insurgency kaya dinala natin lahat dito para ma-identify ang lahat din ng problema. Lahat ng opisina ay involve dito sa aktibidad na ito,” he said.
Paly chairman Juliet Largado called on residents of the barangay not to support outsiders organizing them, urging them to report such activities to local officials.
“Hinihiling ko na sana ‘wag silang bubuo ng grupo na hindi natin kilala kasi nakakasira lang ito ng buhay. Isipin sana nila na may gobyerno na nagbibigay ng tamang serbisyo at hindi ‘yong mga hindi natin kilalang organisasyon na pumapasok dito sa atin,” she said.
Paly is one of the 31 barangays of Taytay with a population of around 3,000.
Recently a group composed of Manila-based human rights organizations, Tanggol Magsasaka, released a report from their fact finding investigation in Paly Island, claiming of “red-tagging” and human rights violations committed by government troops in the area.