The far-flung barangay of New Tuburan in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur is now treading the road to progress after its Barangay Development Program (BDP) Project was inaugurated by the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ZDS PTF-ELCAC) on October 29, 2021.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of 1.3-kilometer road from Purok Maragang to Purok Sayote in Barangay Tuburan was spearheaded by ZamboSur PTF-ELCAC Chairperson and Governor Victor J. Yu together with Tigbao MTF-ELCAC Chair and Mayor Eleazar Carcallas, 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, ZamboSur 1st District Representative Congw. Divina Grace Yu.
Barangay New Tuburan is a previous conflict-affected barangay and was declared “clear” from the Communist-Terrorist Group (CTG) influence through the Army’s Community Support Program (CSP) in September 2019.
It will receive 20M as part of the BDP, the flagship program of ELCAC which was conceptualized to finally address insurgency by bringing sustainable solutions and basic services to communities in need.
The activity was also participated by DILG LGOO-V Mr. Jerome Loyd M. Ogawan and Ms. Bechel S. Tanguamos, PADS RTA; 547th Engineer Battalion Executive Officer Maj. Aclo, and ZamboSur Provincial Engineer Antonio Laurenciana.