The Church-Military Advisory Group–Negros marked its 4th founding pre-anniversary Saturday with a humanitarian outreach mission in La Libertad, Negros Oriental, that benefited about 8,000 quake-affected persons.
Capt. Leo Christopher Cunanan, 303rd Infantry Brigade Civil Military Operations officer, said yesterday that about 4,600 families from 15 La Libertad barangays received food packs and used clothing from the eight truckloads delivered to them, through Fr. Winly Guadalope of the St. Vincent Quasi Parish.
More than 1,700 residents of quake-affected areas also availed of free medical, dental and other health-related activities, in Brgy. Pacuan, La Libertad, provided by 19 volunteer doctors and 31 nurses from the cities of Bacolod and Dumaguete, military-doctors of the 302nd and 303rd Infantry Brigades, and from the town rural health unit.
Cunanan said the humanitarian mission in Brgy Pacuan, La Libertad, is a good example of ‘bayanihan’, with not only the church, army and the police, but also various sectors of society like the local governments, non-government organizations, students, youth, doctors, nurses, dentists, other health workers, social workers, media, other professionals, environmentalists, and the populace working hand-in-hand to bring support and assistance, to help ease the trauma and burdens of the quake victims.
The activity was in line with the CMAG-Negros activities on March 8 with the theme “Peace and Development for God’s People – Our Mission. For we are partners working together for God”.
CMAG–Negros was created through the memorandum of understanding entered into between the Dioceses of Bacolod, Kabankalan, San Carlos and Dumaguete and the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, to pursue the collective vision of promoting human dignity and sustaining peace and development in Negros Island, through close cooperation and collaborative efforts.*GPB
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