Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thousands benefit from civic action

From the Website of the Philippine Army

Thousands benefit from civic action

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – Thousands of residents benefit from the joint civic action conducted by the Army’s Civil Military Operations Group (CMOG) in partnership with the Army Reserve Command (NCR RCDG), other government agencies and non-government organizations. Colonel Cirilito Sobejana, the Commander of CMOG said that his unit carried out the said activity in partnership with several civilian organizations and governmen agencies.

At least 100 people including soldiers, officers and special visitors from the academe and religious sector attended the ceremony at 10 a.m.

Eight medical doctors and six dentists extended their free services to the residents during the medical and dental mission. The group also provided free medicines, haircut and massage to residents who flocked to avail of the said program. They also offered gifts and prepared parlor games for the children.

All in all, 4,131 residents of PNR Site, FTI Compound, Western Bicutan benefited from the activity. 
“Through this simple act of giving, we hope that we had made a difference in the lives of the residents. We will continue to partner with the different stakeholders to help our countrymen, especially the less fortunate,” said Sobejana. The multi-sectoral approach and inter-agency collaboration in delivering basic services to the communities is part of the Army’s Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan. 

Among the partner organizations include the Philippine National Police, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Oriental Medicine (Spiritual Healer and Acupuncture), Gawin ang Tama Movement, ACIM-ASIA (Rosa Mystica), CMO Battalion, and the local officials of Western Bicutan, Taguig City, in providing basic services to the residents of Western Bicutan.

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