Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – More or less 380 Indigenous Dumagat received help from the Government of Bulacan, the troop of the 48th Infantry Battalion and PNP of Municipal Police Station of Doña Remedios Trinidad conducted relief operations in Sitio Jonson , Barangay Kabayunan, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan 9th October 2020.
According to 48IB Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Felix Emeterio M. Valdez, activity is part of the Provincial Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict.
′′ 48 IB is always open to giving help especially to our Native Dumagat. That’s why we thank PTF-ELCAC Bulacan for their initiative to pay attention to the needs of areas that NPA bandid has influence,” according to Lt. Col. Valdez.
Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando is leading the distribution of the representatives of the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office (PSWDO), 48 IB and Regional DSWD.
Six (6) kilos of rice, ten (10) different kinds of cans, a dozen of coffees, a dozen cereal drink and 500 (Php 500) pesos given to each family beneficiaries of such program.
Indigenous People Mandatory Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Bokal Norma Roque, Tribal Governor Salvador Cruz and Chief Barangay Edwin Bernabe as leaders of the Dumagat tribes for the help and concern awarded by the government.
′′ Thank you so much to our policemen and soldiers for giving help to carry out this program for our indigenous Dumagat. Your government especially the province of Bulacan is always ready to help you and all Bulakenyo “, according to Governor Fernando.
According to Brigadier General Andrew D. Costelo, 703rd Brigade Commander, ′′ It’s a big thing that the Provincial Government of Bulacan pays attention to the value of our fellow Dumagat countrymen to feel that the government is always open to their needs.”