7ID troops help plant 5,000 trees; outreach benefit 330 people

September 6, 2019

Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – 5,000 trees were planted in a tree growing activity participated by the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army, along with other stakeholders.

 

The activity was spearheaded by the Nueva Ecija Press Club Inc. (NEPCI), led by its President, Antonio S. Sy. It was held at the Dam Site, Upper Sitio Tabuating, Barangay Nazareth, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija on August 31.

 

It complemented the 9th Greening Program of the Municipality of General Tinio.

 

A total of 1,000 participants comprised of members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Nueva Ecija, the National Information Agency, SM Mega Center and SM City Cabanatuan representatives, other government and civic organizations, and the Philippine Army worked together to plant 5,000 non-fruit bearing trees.

 

Forty troops under the 48th Infantry (Guardians) Battalion and the 7th Civil Military Operations Battalion participated in the activity. Both Army units are under 7ID.

 

Meanwhile, in a community outreach program conducted at Sitio Calumpit, Barangay Kalawakan, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan on September 1, 2019, the 48IB provided transportation, security and manpower assistance during the gift giving, feeding activity. Free haircut was also rendered. The activity benefited 330 locals from Sitio Calumpit.

 

A hundred families received assorted clothes while 120 children received assorted toys; 100 children were fed, and 10 children availed of the free haircut. The participating schools were also given assorted school supplies.

 

Thirty participants from Calumpit Elementary School led by Ms. Marife Gabarda, Head Teacher 1; the Vedasto Faculty Employee Association and the Rotary Club of Metro San Miguel, headed by Mr. Berny Ponce, took part in the event.

 

Commenting on the recent activities, Major General Lenard T agustin, AFP emphasized that, contained in President Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70 or the “Whole-0f-Nation approach” is the prioritization and harmonization of the delivery of basic services and social development packages.

 

“To this end, I thank and further encourage not only our troops, but the local government units and civic organizations to actively participate in outreach programs that alleviate the lives of the poor, and to join tree-planting activities that help preserve our natural environment,” said Major General Agustin.

 

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