IMPALAMBONG, Malaybalay City — The 403rd Infantry (Peacemaker) Brigade commemorated the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ 81st Founding Anniversary by sharing the Christmas joy with the children of BCT Elementary School in Barangay Impalambong, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon yesterday, December 20, 2016.
Together with Jollibee Malaybalay City Branch, the 403Bde conducted a Christmas Party for 64 kindergarten pupils of BCT Elementary School in commemoration of the AFP anniversary which was highlighted with the giving of toys, food sharing, mascot show, and parlor games — simple activity that has definitely marked a beautiful and unforgettable memory for the kids.
The activity ended before lunch after the Christmas message of Col Eric C Vinoya, 403Bde Commander, wherein he said, “I would like to thank everyone for making this Christmas activity happier and merrier than ever for our children. This is how we always wanted to celebrate the AFP anniversary — to celebrate it with the people whom we dedicate our service. May our Anniversary and the Christmas celebration always remind us of its message that Peace, Unity, and Solidarity shall reign in our hearts. God bless, and Happy 81st Anniversary to our AFP, and Merry Christmas to everyone.”
Just a day before this activity on December 19, 2016, the 403rd Infantry Brigade conducted a bloodletting activity inside its Headquarters in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross in Malaybalay City. A total of 9,000cc of assorted types of blood were donated by its soldiers that shall benefit the patients in nearby hospitals in Bukidnon.