Hundreds of Novo Ecijanos benefit from Army's outreach program

By Jason De Asis

March 20, 2019, 5:44 pm

BALER, Aurora -- The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion (91IB) on Tuesday conducted a community outreach program, benefitting some 450 residents, mostly indigents and children in Barangay Labi, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija.

Sinagtala commanding officer Lt. Col. Jose Mari F. Torrenueva II on Wednesday said that the activity was made possible through the collaboration with the local government unit (LGU) of Bongabon, Fort Magsaysay Army Station Hospital, 7th Infantry Division Dental Dispensary, and the 7th Civil-Military Operations (7CMO) Battalion.

Under the activity themed "Tulong at Magkaisa para sa Kaunlaran at Kapayapaan", some 152 residents availed of free medical checkups, 62 availed of dental services, 36 children were given free haircut and 200 others were beneficiaries of a feeding program.

Part of the program was a theater art play of the 7CMO Battalion aimed at raising awareness about the terrorist acts being perpetuated by the communist terrorists.

Torrenueva assured the townsfolk that the 91IB will continue to implement the community outreach program, especially in areas where the presence of rebels is being monitored to protect the people and prevent the terrorists from exploiting the populace as conduits in their logistics and recruitment. (PNA)