Community Support Programs is a community and issue-oriented AFP operational concept employed in conflict areas (CSP Primer). It is a multi-stakeholder, community-based, and people-oriented peace and development effort with the end goal of establishing and developing disaster and conflict resilient communities.
CSP is characterized by dismantling underground mass organizations, implementation of livelihood programs, and facilitation of infrastructure projects at the Barangay level.
53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera reminded the troops that “the enemy is in the brink of collapse.”
“Your CSP deployment in Siayan will be the turning point of defeating the Communist-NPA Terrorists enemy. Let us maintain the momentum while their will to fight and morale is weak,” Lt. Col. Herrera said.
Lt. Col. Herrera also said the CSP is an approach of reaching out to far-flung communities to deliver basic government services and maintaining peace and order against the NPA harassments and oppressions.
The CSP team deployments conduct community visitations in the said barangays and call for convergence and collaboration among different line government agencies.