Press ReleaseIP Community Awarded with Library and Solar Lights in Nueva Ecija
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IP Community Awarded with Library and Solar Lights in Nueva Ecija

Nueva Ecija – Eighteen Indigenous People (IP) families from the Aeta community were awarded with a library and solar lights during an Outreach and Gift Giving Activity at Sitio Kaitahan, Brgy Cadaclan, Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija on October 30, 2021.

Parents and children of the community were also given information on how Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) exploit and deceive Indigenous People through propaganda machineries in a short information drive. The activity was conducted by the 84th Infantry (Victorious) Battalion in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati-San Antonio and Rotary Club of San Jose Golden Harvest.

The IP Community received One unit of Library with bookshelf, monoblack tables and chairs, art kit, solar wall light and 62 books for the kids. They also received 40 sets of Solar Pipe Lights, 36 Gallons of Slim Water Container with faucets, 1 set of Sewing Machine, First Aid kit, Football Gears, Clothes, and Toys.

According to Ms Eiza Mendoza Espina, President of Rotary Club of Makati-San Antonio, “Sana ay maalagaan ninyo ang mga biyayang natanggap dahil para ito sa ikabubuti ng komunidad ninyo at sana rin ay nakapagbigay kami ng pag-asa at oportunidad sa inyong lahat”.

Ms Espina also added that, “We are grateful to 84IB for the partnership that brought this mission to a success. Your initiative to help improve people’s lives is a special characteristic that we admire.”

On his part, Mr Danny Balario, Aeta community leader said, “Kami po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa ating mga kasundaluhan ng 84IB at Rotary Club International na siyang pumarito upang maghatid ng tulong para sa amin, malaking bagay ang inyong naibahagi sa amin lalo na sa munting aklatan para sa mga kabataang Aetas at ito ay aming iingatan”.

Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Gil C Ileto, Commanding Officer of the 84th Infantry (Victorious) Battalion is thankful to the Rotary Club International for the partnership in delivering basic services for the IP communities. He also said that, “It is our commitment to support the Department of Education in protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) to basic education”.

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