CAMP EVANGELISTA, PATAG, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 25 -- Close to 2,000 families from two hinterland barangays in the city benefited from the outreach program held at Barangay Tignapoloan Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City, January 23.
The activity, which was a convergence effort of the 4th Infantry "Diamond" Division, Philippine Army and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), was a part of the division's upcoming celebration of its 51st founding anniversary on Feb. 1.
Food packs and clothings were distributed to more than 1,300 households in Barangay Tignapoloan and to some 300 families in Barangay Besigan.
Barangay Tignapoloan Chairperson Nancy Aban expressed her gratitude to the 4ID and DSWD saying "the gifts are already of great help to the people who are much affected by the pandemic."
MGen. Andres Centino, 4ID commander, said that the outreach program was a way of giving back to the people for their support to the division over the years.
It can be recalled that Barangay Tignapoloan was a pilot barangay where the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in the city was launched last year.
He also encouraged the people to continue supporting the programs and projects of the government and withdraw their support to Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) by not giving in to extortion activities to end the insurgency problem of the country.
A tree planting activity preceded the outreach activity which was participated in by the Diamond troopers, PNP personnel and barangay officials and staff. (4ID)