CAMP MELCHOR F DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela – The 5th Infantry (Star) Division conducted a gift giving activity to commemorate the 55th birthday celebration of Major General Pablo M Lorenzo AFP, Commander, 5ID held at 5ID Covered Court Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela on July 14, 2019.
The said activity benefited 48 grade school pupils with age ranging from 6-17 from Lingap Center of Ilagan City, Isabela and from Brgy Songsong, Upi, Gamu, Isabela. Relatively, the Lingap Center of Ilagan City caters and helps those neglected, abused, exploited, and abandoned children. Further, the beneficiaries also joined the Sunday Mass held at San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Church located inside the camp together with the personnel of Division.
The Star Troopers provided the children with school supplies, drawing materials, toys, loot bags, t-shirt, hygiene kits, multi-vitamins, and also prepared foods for them. Aside from that, the Command also organized a simple program for them to enjoy their visit with the Star Division. This includes fun games, mascot preparation, and photo opportunity with Commander and Staff of 5ID.
Meanwhile, MGen Lorenzo appreciated and commended the Division Staffs for conceptualizing and organizing the said activity. “Actually, charity works is what I am silently praying for as a way of giving back the blessings and graces that we receive from the Lord Almighty. Kahit isang araw man lang ay mapaligaya natin sila at maibigay ang konting pangangailangan nila like theseschool supplies and toys.”
“Let’s create a strong foundation to these needy children so that in the near future they will be able to surpass all the challenges they will be facing. Also, let us assist them on their journey towards maturity and most of all help them become a responsible and productive citizen of our country,” MGen Lorenzo stated.
The said activity was also attended by some of the staff of Lingap Center and parents of those from Brgy Songsong, Gamu, Isabela.