WestMinCom Chief graces groundbreaking of a Sulu town infra project

By JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL

SPEECH OF THE GUEST SPEAKER: WestMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr. in his speech gives assurance to the people of Banguingui Municipality that he is happy with the improved peace and order situation in the municipality. The Commander also enjoins the Philippine Marines and the Philippine National Police deployed in the municipality to ensure the Safety and Security of the workers and the equipment during the construction of the bridge. (Contributed Photo)

CAMP NAVARRO, Calarian, Zamboanga City

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the Bucutua-Bullaan Bridge & Access Road in Sitio Suba-Suba, Barangay Dungon, Banguingui Municipality in Sulu last Saturday morning.

BANGUINGUI HANDSHAKE: Mayor Hadji Whajid Sahidulla of Banguingui Municipality (Tongkil) welcomes by shaking the hand of Lt. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), who was the Guest of Honor of the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Bucutua-Bullaan Bridge & Access Road in Sitio Suba-Suba, Barangay Dungon in Banguingui Municipality in Sulu. Looking on at the center with dark sunglass is Municipal Administrator Abdulwahid Sahidulla, the former mayor and also
the father of the incumbent mayor. (Contributed Photo)

The local government of Banguingui signed a partnership agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines for the construction of the said bridge and access road. 

In his message, Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. said, “As the WestMinCom Commander I assure you that the armed forces through our 4th Marine Brigade will always be here to secure your community.”

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY: WestMinCom Commander Commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr. (3rd from left) participates in the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Banguingui Bridge. Other personalities in this ceremony are Municipal Administrator Abdulwahid Sahidulla (2nd from left); and Mayor Whajid Sahidulla (2nd from right) and other municipal officials. (Contributed Photo)

“I am happy because the peace and order situation has improved a lot, notwithstanding the continuous development in this municipality and this can be attributed to the good governance of your local government officials.” 

“I now enjoin the marine forces deployed here and our police counterparts to ensure the safety and security of the workers and the equipment during the construction of the bridge,” Lt. Gen. Vinluan Jr. added.

Also present during the ceremony were WestMinCom Deputy Commander for Admin Brig. Gen. Antonio Nafarrete, Banguingui Mayor Hadji Whajid Sahidulla, Vice Mayor Denrasher Abdilla, Municipal Administrator Abdulwahid Sahidulla, DBP Accounts Management Analysts I Mark Javie Alejandro, and other military officers, local government officials, and DBP representatives.

Formerly known as Tongkil, the municipality was renamed Banguingui in honor of the dominant Banguingui tribe in the area. JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL

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