Saturday, April 18, 2020

Kalinaw News: 91IB distributes relief goods to Indigenous People

Posted to Kalinaw News (Apr 17, 2020): 91IB distributes relief goods to Indigenous People (By 7th Infantry Division)

BALER, Aurora – For this COVID-19 crisis, giving and sharing are considered as the most important things to do.

And due to the ongoing implementation of Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ), the public is greatly affected in terms of work and other livelihood activities.

With this, the Charlie (Cougar) Company, 91IB, 7ID, PA led by 1LT GENESIS G SALILI (CE) PA, Commanding Officer, Charlie Coy distributed one hundred (100) food packs to the Indigenous People (IP) communities at Barangay Diteki, San Luis, Aurora on 14 April 2020 as part of the unit’s Enhanced Adopt-a-Brgy Program “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko”.

Relatedly, SINAGTALA troopers led by 1LT CANDIDATO S PADUMAN (INF) PA, Bn Civil-Military Operations Officer and 2LT MARRIELA H BLASCO (INF) PA, Assistant CMO Officer, under the supervision of LTC REANDREW P RUBIO INF (GSC) PA, Acting Commanding Officer of 91IB assisted the group of Atty. Gennette Anne Villabeza, 91IB Legal Retainer, Atty. Rocky Rico Gojunco, and their family in the distribution of food packs to the tribal communities in the Barangays of Ditale, Dibutonan, and Dianed, all of Dipaculao, Aurora benefiting two hundred fifty (250) families on the same day.

Hon. Eliza R Mape, Barangay Captain of Barangay Ditale, Dipaculao appreciated the assistance of the group and expressed her sincerest thanks to Atty. Villabeza, her family and to the SINAGTALA troopers who always supporting their community by giving food packs to the IP or locally known as “Katutubo”.

“It’s a big help for the IP families,” Mape said.

Likewise, LTC RUBIO also expressed his thanks to Atty. Villabeza and family for the initiative and inviting the unit in the conduct of relief assistance targeting the marginalized sector.

“We really need this kind of endeavor especially at this moment wherein most of the people are seeking for any assistance both from the government and private sectors,” RUBIO said.

Meanwhile, COL ANDREW D COSTELO INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 703rd Agila Brigade, 7ID, Philippine Army commended the efforts of SINAGTALA troopers and the initiatives of Atty. Villabeza and her family for their efforts in providing the food packs to the IP communities.

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