71IB Celebrates their 34th Founding Anniversary as Eco-Warriors

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija — As part of the 34th Founding Anniversary of the 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion and in support to the National Greening Program of the government, the 71IB conducted tree-planting activity in Barangay Labut, Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur last July 15, 2022.
In collaboration with the Central Environment and Natural Resources Office of Ilocos Sur, the Local Government Unit of Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur, Municipal Police Station of Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur, and the Federation of Sangguniang Kabataan of Lidlidda, around 1,000 fruit-bearing trees were planted.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael B. Bautista, 71IB Commanding Officer expressed his gratitude to the different participants for their active support to the unit in sustaining the peace in the area and also in environmental protection and youth empowerment.
Following the tree-planting activity, Kaibigan troopers attended a Thanksgiving Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at Headquarters 71IB, Paraesus Berde, Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur last July 16, 2022.

Meanwhile, Major General Andrew D Costelo, Commander of 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division extends his greetings to the celebration of the 71IB for their 34th Founding Anniversary. MGEN Costelo also encouraged everyone to raise awareness on environmental protection and preservation, especially among the youth.