BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Civil military troopers of the Army and civic groups gave gifts early to upland folk in Himamaylan City that drew Army officers, local officials and civic groups to the upland sub village of Madaja.
Camp Gerona reports the Association of Negros Producers and the Multi-Stakeholder’s Partnership Program of the Retooled Community Support Program in Negros, the 303rd Infantry Brigade, the 94th Battalion, and 32nd CMO Company held the outreach program over the weekend in the mountain village of Madaja.
The release said at least 400 indigenous people got gift packs from the visiting group who were treated to a tribal dance by members of the community dressed in their traditional garb.
Captain Mervin Rosal added the activity was initiated by the Association of Negros Producers through external projects in charge Sybel Nobleza.
Those who also jouned were Himamaylan Administrator Mary Jane Faduga, Kenneth Bacala, founder and head of Hope Builders Organization Radyo Mascubado program efitor Raymund Titong, USAID representative Caryl Depositario, and Gerardo Catague of the Philippine Statistics Authority Himamaylan.
Army officials who joined the outreach included Captain Mervin Rosal, CMO Officer, 303rd Brigade; Captain Ed Rarugal, CMO Officer, 94IB and Captain Brier Jarton Tejado, CO, 32CMOC.