54th IB turns-over rehabilitated school buildings, supplies

  • August 09, 2017
  • Marcelo B. Lihgawon

KIANGAN, Ifugao, Aug. 9 (PIA) - - Building peace through education is one of the many strategies employed by the 54th Infantry (MAGILAS) Battalion stationed here for the promotion of peace and stability in the region.

The 54th IB  recently turned-over two rehabilitated school buildings including school equipment and supplies to Mount Pulag Elementary School of Sitio Babalak, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet  last July 29. This is part of the Development Support and Security Plan dubbed “Kapayaan”.

The turn-over ceremony was graced by Lt. General Romeo Tanalgo, commander, Northern Luzon Command and Major General Paul Atal, 5th Infantry Division Commander.

Part of the program was the distribution of awards to the military personnel of the 54IB, 5ID, PA and civilian partner stakeholders who took part in the construction and rehabilitation of the said school.  

Lt. Colonel Nicolas Quemada, 54th IB commanding officer, commended the ­troops involved in the said project. He also encouraged the teachers and the parents to maintain and preserve the school buildings as a symbol of good partnership of the soldiers, the stakeholders and the community.

“I and my men are very much honored to become an instrument in rehabilitating your school building. For these buildings will hone young minds and will serve as their foundation as they go along in their studies. I also encourage civilian stakeholders to engage in projects like this to support the government programs especially in far flung areas.”  Quemado said.  (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

     


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