By 14th Infantry Battalion, 8ID PA
June 10, 2019
BRGY DAO, Oras, Eastern Samar – The 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion, under the leadership of its Commanding Officer, LTC Jasper Justito M. Pecson INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, participated in the conduct of gift-giving activity of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. with the theme “Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan 2019” spearheaded by Ms Amabelle Rusiana, Eastern Visayas coordinator of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. with the Department of Education (DepEd) Eastern Samar last June 4-8, 2019.
The four (4) day gift-giving activity of foundation is composed of complete school supplies with backpacks that were distributed to the kindergarten and Grade I pupils in the different barangays of the Municipalities of Dolores, San Policarpo and Arteche, all of Eastern Samar. About 3,300 children were benefited from the said activity.
The said gift giving activity recognizes the burden of less fortunate families in providing school supplies for their children. It also creates an impact to the community in order for the people to support the government’s mandate in sustaining the promotion of peace and development of the community and at the same time to bring happiness to the people, making them feel that they are not forgotten. It further encourages the children to continue to go to school and learn for a better future.
The unit expressed its gratitude to the foundation in collaboration with the DepEd for the successful conduct of the gift-giving activity, which contributed to the sustainment of peace through the efforts of the different stakeholders in the province of Eastern Samar.