SARANGANI PROVINCE, Jan. 21 (PIA) - The military has extended medical assistance to Gabriel Mora, an 8-year old child from Alabel town who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus.
Her mother, Marydet sought help from the army's 73rd Infantry (Neutralizer) Battalion (IB) having difficulties in providing for their daily needs and especially for the medication of her son, Gabriel.
According to Marydet, Gabriel's father is "Kumander Tabu" of Platoon Central Guerrilla Front 71, FSMR of the New People's Army (NPA).
Army troopers from the 73rd IB immediately brought Gabriel to GenMeDex Health Clinic in General Santos City to assess the child's condition and provide medicines with the help of the provincial government.
Meanwhile, Marydet is asking her husband to surrender to authorities and help in taking care of their child. With Gabriel's condition, they have nowhere else to go but to seek the help of the government, she said.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Army reiterates their call for NPA rebels to abandon their armed struggle and avail of the government's services to start a better life together with their families.
73rd IB's Civil Military Operations (CMO) officer 1st Lt. Jessie P. Hinampas said the Philippine Army is always ready to be of service to anyone in need, especially families of NPAs to achieve a peaceful community.
He stressed that the government through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) offers opportunity for them to be reintegrated in the mainstream society. (ORVRivera-PIA12)