48IB Participates in “Kalinga sa Kapwa”

Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan – The 48th Infantry (GUARDIANS) Battalion participated in the Medical – Dental Mission and Symposium on Anti-Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program in Porac, Pampanga yesterday.

More or less 450 beneficiaries of Brgy Tokwing, Porac, Pampanga benefited the free Medical-Dental Mission and Symposium on Anti-Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program (ADAP) with the theme: “KALINGA SA KAPWA” initiated by the Operation Help for Peace Foundation (OHPF) headed by Dra Maribel Sison and SEGNOR Construction and Development Corporation headed by Engr Segundo T David yesterday morning.

More or less 170 beneficiaries were given Medical attention and 80 Dental services were offered by the doctors, dentists and medical practitioners both from military and civilian sectors. Likewise, 200 students of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) attended the Symposium on Anti- Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program.

One (1) squad from 48th Infantry (GUARDIANS) Battalion led by 1LT KINLEY S COCJIN (AGS) PA, CMO OFFICER, 48IB in coordination with the OHPF headed by Dra Maribel Sison, Medical and Dental team from Fort Magsaysay Army Station Hospital led by CPT SHIELA LUIS MC PA,SEGNOR Construction and Development Corporation headed by Engr Segundo T David, Dra Maria Rhodelia Vardeleon and Dra Jenette Dela Cruz DRT MHO and Brigada News FM Pampanga exerted their combined efforts for the successful conduct of the said activity.

The aim to increase the awareness on health, strengthen the education on drug related issues and deliver basic health services to the poor and the underprivileged became the bond that united every military and civilian sector to pursue this cause.

Dra Maribel Sison said, “I am glad and thankful for the efforts made by everybody in the group and also for making this activity possible. ”

“I am glad that we in the Philippine Army, especially here in 7ID have been an instrument in the dissemination of information regarding health and drug related issues that are relevant today. The Medical and Dental Mission as well as the Symposium on Anti- Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program are so timely giving them the opportunity and the right to be well again,” said BGEN LENARD T AGUSTIN AFP, Commander, 7ID.

Relatedly, LTC ARNEL B CABUGON INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 48IB added, “we are always been thankful for the partnership we had with OHPF headed by Dra Sison who has been our avid stakeholder especially in extending the help for the poor and underprivileged.”