By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine Army’s 84th Infantry (Victorious) Battalion 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, and Rotary Club of Makati–San Antonio conducted a Community Outreach Program for Indigenous People (IP) at Pelaway Elementary School, Barangay Pelaway, Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya on September 20, 2022, where hundreds of school children benefited.
The number of beneficiaries reached at least 400 IP students who were all residents of Barangays of Pelaway, Kawayan, and Lipuga, Alfonso Castañeda, in Nueva Viscaya.
Each one received (1) bag with notebooks, pad paper, pencils, a set of crayons, and other valuable school materials.
One of the school’s teachers, Ms. Mara Tacura, expressed her gratitude to the 84th IB and Rotary Club of Makati-San Antonio for assisting the IP students.
In his statement, Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Gil C Ileto, Commanding Officer, 84IB lauded the initiative of the Rotary Club of Makati-San Antonio for supporting the unit’s mission in serving the people, especially on children’s education within the area of operations.
Likewise, Major General Andrew D. Costelo, Commander, 7ID extended his appreciation to the Rotary Club of Makati-San Antonio for the partnership.
As the Commander reiterated the importance of support to the future generation, he expressed willingness for more partnership that is helpful not just to the IP students but to every community.