Army troopers spread holiday cheer to Higaonon tribe members
Manila Bulletin|December 25, 2020
CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – More than 500 members of the Higaonon tribe in several underprivileged indigenous people (IP) communities in Misamis Oriental received holiday cheers and gifts from the Army’s 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division (4th ID) through the 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion (58th IB).
MIKE U. CRISMUNDO

This activity is part of the program of 4th ID’s commanding general Maj. Gen. Andres C. Centino dubbed as “Christmas Drop” which aims to distribute food packs, school supplies, and toys as the military's way of spreading joy, hope, and love to the communities this Christmas Season.

The program highlights the government's concern for the IP communities particularly those situated in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas in Northeastern (Caraga) and Northern Mindanao regions.

It is also one of the Diamond Troopers’ ways of celebrating the 85th Founding Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with the theme: “Pinag-isang lakas na maaasahan ng Pilipino.”

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