As part of the Armed Forces commitment and dedication to be of service to the nation, the Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion (8th IB) helped the local government unit (LGU) of Impasugong in its recent two-day “Hatud Serbisyo (delivery of basic services) program in Kalabugao and Hagpa barangays, both in Impasugong town.
“The 8th IB Dependable Troopers, along with dental team from 4th Infantry Division, augmented the efforts of Impasugong town Mayor Anthony A. Uy in bringing government services to communities,” 8th IB Commander Col. Antonio I. Bautista Jr. said.
Records showed that more than 1,000 people—mostly children—in said two villages benefited from the Philippine Army’s dental services; free haircut; schoolchildren feeding; as well as other services offered by private individuals and key government organizations.
The AFP now is taking the leap by carrying out tasks beyond their bounds.
For so long, the Armed Forces have been defending and protecting people despite the risks just to attain peace. Soldiers extend their helping hand to reach the ‘unreached’ through its Community Support Program where the military performs tasks other than protecting the nation.
In a statement, 8th IB Commander said the activity aims to deliver basic services to uplift lives in the neighborhood that could help attain peace in communities. (Erwin P. Bugarin/8IB, 4ID, PA)