Headquarters 56th Infantry (TATAG) Battalion, 7ID, PA, Brgy Sto Niño, Talaingod, Davao del Norte – More than 600 residents of Sitio Tibucag, Brgy Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte, mostly indigents were the recipients of the Joint Community Outreach Program dubbed as “Pulong-pulong, Pagpakabana, Panaghiusa ug Pagtinabangay alang sa Sitio Tibucag”, which was initiated by the 56th Infantry (TATAG) Battalion under the Leadership of LTC NORMAN E VALDEZ INF (GSC) PA, its Battalion Commander. The activity was conducted in collaboration with LGU Talaingod and KIWANIS International on 08 July 2019.
In order to address the basic health services needed by the area, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) -Talaingod headed by Dr Montana Amir Dominguez and the 10th Forward Support Medical Company, 10ID, PA headed by LTC RAUL SASUCA (MC) PA provided medical services to the locals of the said Sitio.
A total of 192 indigents availed the medical consultation whom were accorded free medicines, vitamins and porridge meal while 275 students of Tibucag Integrated School received set of school supplies and toys during the said event.
The Municipal Agriculture Office (MAGRO) of Talaingod also conducted lecture on Egg Production and Corn Farming to help the community start their own livelihood venture to support their families. Mr Rolando E Salazar, Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager of Talaingod discussed the process of registration and accreditation of entitled organization.
CPT Dema-ala also discussed the salient features of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government and subsequently distributed 50 sacks of corn seeds to the farmers in the area.
LTC NORMAN E VALDEZ INF (GSC) PA, Acting Battalion Commander, 56IB gave his statement during the opening of the activity. In his speech, LTC VALDEZ said “Your soldiers will continue to support and provide activities that aim to strengthen the partnership of the local governments, national government agencies and other stakeholders in providing interventions to improve the economic, health and social well-being of the residents in the far-flung communities. This activity may not be enough to address the daily needs of this Sitio, but we are hoping that through these initial activities, you (lumads) will also help this community attain economic development that would benefit the people of Sitio Tibucag”.
The 56th Infantry (TATAG) Battalion, together with the different stakeholders, will continue to bridge government programs and stakeholders’ support to help in the development of remote areas within its area of operation.