MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province (DWDD) – One hundred fifty seven (157) children of Citizen Armed Auxiliary (CAA) and Enlisted Personnel of 72nd Infantry Gabay Battalion benefited from the gift-giving activity conducted by Operation Blessing Foundation Inc (OBFI) held at Headquarters 72IB based at Sitio Mahayahay, Brgy Tuburan, Mawab, Composetla Valley Province.
OBFI is a non-profit, charitable NGO, and humanitarian arm of Christian Broadcasting Network and the producer of the 700 Club Asia of GMA TV. It has chosen 72IB to be beneficiaries for their program called “Holiday of Hope and Cheers” (HOHC). They have conducted gift-giving, film-showing, food feeding activity and parlor games to the military personnel and dependents of 72IB. They gave shoes to the children whose age range from 6-14 years old. Spiritual enlightenment was also part of their program.
The gift-giving program was graced by Ms. Rona Alivio,the Head of the group and the OB Mindanao Kids Coordinator, Ms. Sholyn Rose Mangob, RN, OB Outreach Health Officer and youth volunteers from Davao City and Mawab, CVP and Lieutenant Colonel Davice Christopher Mercado, Commanding Officer of 72IB.
LTC Mercado in his message thanked OBFI for their continuous support to the troops of 72IB and its dependents. OBFI is an active partner of AFP and 10ID in conducting community outreach programs to the less-privileged communities. 72IB / MCAG