Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Cebu City (11 July) --- In celebration of their 60th Foundation Anniversary, the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Command (PAF-TOC) conducted a series of community outreach activities within the months of June and July 2007 in Brgy. Bangbang, Cordova, Cebu.

The activity was cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-7) and the Association of Government Information Officers in Region 7 (AGIO-7).

Hundreds of people benefited the medical-dental services rendered by the PAF medical-dental team at the Brgy. Bangbang Elementary School. Medicines were sponsored by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and financial assistance were given by some private companies of the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ).

Bangbang Brgy. Captain Jesus Pacaldo expressed his gratitude to the government agencies involved especially the Philippine Air Force led by MAJ CUPID ORTIZ in his initiative to have these activities in his poor barangay.

“Dako gyud ang among pasalamat sa tanang ahensya sa gobiyerno nga ania karon sa among barangay aron sa pagdulot ug mga serbisyo kanamo,” said the barangay captain.

Another good thing that happened during the outreach program was the restoration of the barangay deep well which was not functional for two (2) years due to lack of budget. The PAF sponsored all the materials needed and even provided manpower to repair it.

In the same development, 63 malnourished children ages 2 months to 7 years old benefited the one-month feeding conducted by the PAF and Cebu Microelectronics, Incorporated (CMI) on June 2-July 2, 2007.

In an interview, Toshihisa Kodama, Director of CMI truly expressed his willingness to support this kind of charity act to these children who are victims of poverty. Kodama added, the company is allotting money for this kind of activity.

Another activity in the barangay was an Information Caravan that was also conducted by PIA-7 led by OIC Minverva Newman and AGIO-7 President Dale Mark Antonio in respond to the need of the constituents in that barangay.

Some Information Officers joined the activity and shared their programs and projects and even offered services of their respective agency.

As their contribution to the environment, PAF personnel and some students from the Mactan Air Base School planted more than 600 hundred mangrove seedlings and propagules in the shores of Brgy. Bangbang on July 7, 2007. (PIA-7 Cebu/hfg)

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