Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija - With the emerging necessity of bringing public service closer to the people, the 703rd Infantry (Agila) Brigade, the 84th Infantry (Victorious) Battalion, the local government of Rizal and the Rotary Club of San Jose City Golden Harvest conducted a Joint Civic-Action Serbisyo Caravan at Barangay Estrella Gymnasium, Rizal, Nueva Ecija on January 28, 2020.
An estimated 500 locals benefited from free medical and dental services, and optical check-ups which were provided by the medical team of the Fort Magsaysay Army Station Hospital (FMASH). Other professional consultations were also made available through the municipal offices of Rizal which include the Assessors’, Engineering, Agriculture, and Human Relations Office.
On the same day, the Army launched a Community Support Program (CSP) which aims to resolve existing issues and concerns of the locals by connecting them to the respective government agencies concerned.
Major General Lenard T. Agustin, Commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, stated that an integral part of the Philippine Army’s public service is helping deliver and provide basic humanitarian services to the marginalized communities in order to effectively bring the government closer to the people.
Meanwhile, the 703rd Brigade Commander, Colonel Andrew D. Costelo, said, “Ending insurgency is everybody’s concern because it demands a multi-faceted approach.”