Watch: Son of Rep. Cullamat Defends Military, Cites Gov't. Brought Peace to IP Communities

The son of Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Eufemia Cullamat released an official statement belying the claims of his mother that the AFP brought havoc to IP Communities. 


Jikson Cullamat, the son of Rep. Cullamat defended the military as he cited various community progams put forward by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for indigenous peoples (IP) communities. 


In a video statement that went viral on social media, the 3rd Special Forces Batallion of the Philippine Army posted, Jikson Cullamat said soldiers have not committed any vilation since they arrived in Sitio Han-Ayan (Km. 16) in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, a Lumad community where a series of NPA harassments have been reported. 

Jikson stated in a local language that "As a matter of fact, they even helped with providing water in the mining area, they built a dam," Jikson said. 

"For our part, for those who live here, we are thankful for the presence of the soldiers who have been helping us with our needs, most especially in providing us roads, electricity and (addressing) other issues we have at the moment here in the community," he said. "For our other (problems) that are, until now, not responded to by the government, we hope that we will be assisted by the soldiers in solving these kinds of problems in our community."


Jikson said the relationship between the IP communities and the soldiers so far "seems to be okay."

"For now, with our condition, with what the behaviors the soldiers are showing, things seem to be okay," he said. "This is what we are thankful for, for the other side. For now, we are hoping that the soldiers will help us so that roads will finally reach us. The lack of electricity has also been a persisting problem for the people here.”

Jikson Cullamat the son of Rep. Cullamat also asked the government to pay attention to the needs of the communities. 


"We hope that this reaches the government – the national and local government – through our soldiers, that projects will be delivered to us faster, most especially in terms of the (provision of) roads and electricity," he said.

Watch the Official Statement of Rep. Cullamat's Son:



Source: PNA

Watch: Son of Rep. Cullamat Defends Military, Cites Gov't. Brought Peace to IP Communities Watch: Son of Rep. Cullamat Defends Military, Cites Gov't. Brought Peace to IP Communities Reviewed by Phil Newsome on December 03, 2020 Rating: 5
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