JTF Negros vows no repeat of NegOr atrocities


Bacolod City – It has been almost a month after the killing of Gov. Roel Degamo and eight others in Negros Oriental, but the Joint Task Force Negros remains relentless, persistent, and agile in curbing any forms of violence in Negros Island.

With sheer will and dedication, all soldiers stand strong, united and reliable to be with the people they swore to protect. They man checkpoints, occupy detachments, carry out patrols, perform humanitarian assistance, and execute law enforcement support operations, Brig. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, in a statement issued by the 3ID Public Affairs Office, said.

They remain awake and focused just to ensure that every Negrense sleeps peacefully at night without apprehension and anxiety, trusting that tragedy will not befall again in Negros soil, Sison said.

Following the March 4 atrocity, more than 500 soldiers were deployed in the different areas in Negros Island. These areas include Dumaguete City, Bayawan City, Guihulngan City, Tanjay City, Siaton, Pamplona, Bacong, Dauin, Valencia, Mabinay, Basay, Bais, Sta. Catalina, Ayungon, Tayasan, Zamboanguita, Vallehermoso, and Manjuyod in Negros Oriental and in the municipalities of La Castellana, Hinoba-an, EB Magalona, and the cities of Kabankalan, Victorias, and Bacolod in Negros Occidental.

Other assets and capabilities were also deployed by JTF Negros to support the PNP’s ongoing law enforcement operation on the Island.

“As long as people are in danger, soldiers are there to protect them no matter what the risk there maybe. We will not let you down. This is our sacred promise,” Sison, the commander of JTF Negros, said. (Gilbert Bayoran via tvds photo by tvds)

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