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PIA Press Release
2008/11/30

Kaagapay Battalion participates in bloodletting program

ICC Kidapawan City (30 November) -- The 68th Infantry (kaagapay) Battalion based in Poblacion 8, Midsayap, North Cotabato has not been only confined into combat duties but also into civic involvement.

In cooperation with the Civilian Volunteers Organization (CVOs) in the area, Recon Midcom, Rotary Club, Association of Brgy Captains (ABC), Local Government Units (LGUs), KTM, MMTO, Karancho, 40thIB, MIB, PNP, PPC, PREX, Couples for Christ (CFC) and other civic and religious organizations, the Kaagapay troopers participated in the recent blood letting activity at Midsayap, North Cotabato.

The bloodletting activity which is program part of the unit's community outreach program to strengthen the relationship between the military and the civilians was held at I-Link College of Science and Technology at Midsayap, North Cotabato in coordination with the Philippine National Red Cross.

Lt. Colonel Antonio B Sugarol (GSC) INF PA 68th IB commander, is one of the volunteer participants during the occasion where the unit provided qualified personnel, living up to its name as "KAAGAPAY" of the people and the community. With this kind of involvement the AFP is their full time partner, not only in maintaining peace and order but also in addressing vital community needs.

The unit aside from being a maneuver battalion has reached out and extended its services in the community especially in the far flung areas inhabited by marginal sectors and indigenous peoples during its stint in Southern Tagalog. The unit is looking forward in duplicating related community activities in its present area of responsibilities.

Through community involvement the 68th IB hopes to contribute in making the government's services felt for better understanding between Muslims and Christians alike who want to live peacefully and harmoniously. (68th IB (Kaagapay)/PIA 12) [top]

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