FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – Soldiers from the 70th Infantry (Matapat at Matatag) Battalion (70IB) of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division (7ID), Philippine Army (PA) conducted a “Bayanihan clean-up drive” together with the barangay officials and residents of Purok 2, Barangay Pio, Porac, Pampanga last November 05, 2022.
The Municipal Community Support Program (MCSP) team of Alpha Company, 70IB, 7ID, PA led by Sergeant Elberto S. Ecat Jr. linked with the barangay officials and residents to raise awareness on proper waste disposal and segregation of garbage in the local community.
Lieutenant Colonel Ronnel B. Dela Cruz, Commander of 70IB said, “We conducted this kind of activity to increase community awareness on how we can maintain cleanliness and foster strong partnership within the local community”.
Meanwhile, Major General Andrew D. Costelo, Commander of 7ID lauded the camaraderie shown by the troops of 70IB and the community of Brgy. Pio, “It is our solemn oath to preserve the environment and maintain cleanliness in our surroundings that is why the 7ID through its line units will always be in the lead in activities that will promote environmental awareness”, Maj. Gen. Costelo summed-up.