Do̱a Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan РThe 48th Infantry (GUARDIANS) Battalion distributed school supplies at Calumpit Elementary School, Brgy Kalawakan, DRT, Bulacan yesterday at 7:30 in the morning.

48IB participated in the opening of school by giving school supplies kit to the students from kindergarten to grade 6.

There were 97 students who benefitted from the gift giving activity initiated by 48IB. The distribution of bags, writing materials and notebooks was held after the Flag Raising Ceremony.

Aside from the school supplies kit, assorted books for every year of elementary level were distributed to reinforce the students in their learning experience and to enhance their knowledge.

The objective of the activity is to provide aid to the students and give inspiration to younger generation for them to pursue education for their future and the nation’s.

Major General Lenard T Agustin AFP, Commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division commended the efforts of 48IB.

He also said, “The simple gift giving activity initiated by 48IB is a proof that the Army is not only concern about protecting the students from the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) attacks and deception but also about their future,”.

Lieutenant Colonel Felix Emeterio Valdez, Acting Commander of 48IB said, “It is our joy that we bring a glimpse of hope in providing school supplies kit and learning materials for these young students and pupils that are necessary for their education. We, in the Philippine Army support the educational system of our Department of Education (DepEd) as we gradually implement the whole of nation approach by giving these young individuals a place safe for learning.”