By DPAO, 8ID PA
February 24, 2016
ORAS, Eastern Samar – The 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion under the leadership of Lt. Col. Ronnie T. Ebarita, Acting Commanding Officer rendered manpower and security assistance to the Metrobank Foundation during the distribution of Bags of Blessings to the four hundred (400) residents of Guiuan, Eastern Samar on February 20, 2016.
The program kicked off with a holy mass followed by the distribution of bags of blessings which is a nationwide event anchored on Metrobank Bank Foundation primary corporate social responsibility with the active participation of the Philippine Army, Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines and other stakeholders.
It can be recalled that in 2013, Guiuan was struck by super typhoon Yolanda that brought tragic loss of numerous precious lives and destruction to the properties as well as to local farmer’s agricultural farm products. The Bags of Blessing were distributed in front of the Guiuan Church and the beneficiaries were very thankful for these philanthropic endeavors.
Lt. Col. Ebarita mentioned that “the Army promotes the safety and well-being and attainment of a quality and progressive life of Guiuananon.”