In support to the government’s peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the 45th Infantry (Gallant) Battalion, under the leadership of Lt Colonel Donald P. Hongitan, conducted distribution of relief goods to elementary and Primary Schools in its area of jurisdiction which was also a part of the unit’s quarterly socials.
Goods were distributed to the students, mostly MILF dependents, who rarely received benefits from the local government units and agencies; one of which is the Madraza (Arabic) School in Brgy. Bakat, Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao.
The activity was successfully conducted with the help and donations from theDominican Volunteers, Order of Preachers (OP) based in General Santos City headed by Fr. Jude Roquero, OP. Ms. Gemely Mes represented the organization to personally facilitate the event.
Based on the statistic of the battalion,150 indigent students of Madraza (Arabic) Primary School benefited from this endeavor.
The said activity was an initiative of the 45th IB to a line with the AFP Bayanihan in engaging private sectors in maintaining the peace and order and in giving services that the people of Maguindanao deserves.