From the Philippine Information Agency (Dec 22): TF Davao reaches out to IPs and urban poor this holiday season
More than 500 Moro residents at the Muslim Village in Barangay 76-A received Christmas gifts from the Task Force Davao as part of the Pinaskuhan sa Lumad activity.
Major Mario Tena, civil-military operations officer of the Task Force Davao said the residents have helped a lot in the campaign against terrorism.
He said the residents have been effective as eyes and ears of the authorities, since they immediately report suspicious individuals in the neighborhood.
“They are part of our beneficiaries to the gift-giving activity,” Tena said.
The Task Force conducted their gift-giving initially in December 5 simultaneous with the medical and dental activity at the Ramon Magsaysay Park where more than a thousand residents were benefitted.
Beneficiaries came from Barangay Leon Garcia, Agdao District and Barangay 27-C Poblacion District which are near the TF Davao Headquarters.
A total of 64 military doctors participated in the event.
Tena said their unit will always keep the peace and reaches out to poor communities.