Army brigade hold outreach program in Tacurong City

March 21, 2012 10:53 am 

TACURONG CITY, March 21 — The military's 601st Infantry "Unifier" Brigade of the 6th Infantry Division based here has conducted an outreach program and tree planting activities ahead of the March 22 celebration of the 115th Philippine Army anniversary.

Led by Colonel Edmundo Pangilinan, 601st brigade commander, soldiers and infantrymen conducted social services and environmental programs aimed at helping Mother Earth regain its glory for the benefit of the generations to come.

Ahead of the nationwide PA Day, the 601st brigade conducted civic action program in partnership with Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla dubbed as "City Hall sa Barangay."

In Barangay Kalandagan, this city, the unarmed soldiers who are also doctors conducted medical and dental services to civilians on March 16.

On March 19, the teams from the Brigade and its line units, 33rd Infantry Battalion and Joint Task Force Talakudong led by Capt. Alex Escalante, brigade information officer, provided services and entertainment such as free haircut, circumcision and film showing.

The team of the Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat provided medical and dental services, supplemental feeding to the children, agricultural services and band entertainment at Brgy. Calean, Tacurong City.

The Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat under the leadership of Gov. Suharto Mangudadatu conducted the outreach program to deliver the basic services to the constituents.

On environmental protection, the Brigade together with its line units, has conducted a tree planting activity in collaboration with the Lutayan PNP, Barangay Officials and residents of Barangay Blingkong, Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat.

A total of 250 seedlings of mahogany were planted along the barangay road.

Colonel Pangilinan said the activities initiated by his brigade was part of the Army celebration and will be institutionalized in the brigade so soldiers will become active peace advocates and environmentalists as envisioned by 6th ID Division Commander Maj. Gen. Rey Ardo. (PNA)

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