Monday, February 20, 2012

Soldiers join cleaning, clearing ops in Oro

THE 4th Infantry ‘Diamond’ Division (4ID) joined students and other agencies in the cleaning and clearing operations at sitio Tambo in Barangay Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City recently.
The clean-up activity, initiated by the Safer River, Life Saver Foundation of Liceo de Cagayan University in partnership with the local government units, line agencies, government and non-government organizations, aims to help rehabilitate the Cagayan de Oro River and the 17 riverbank barangays that were badly hit by Tropical Storm Sendong last December.
The 4ID’s active participation in the event is one of the continuing efforts of the division to show to Kagay-anons that it remained true and steadfast in its promise that they will be with them until the city is back to its normal operations, said Major General Victor A. Felix, 4ID commander.
“This clean-up activity is only the start of the 4ID’s alliance with the Safer River, Life Saver Foundation. Your Diamond Troopers will always be ready to extend assistance to all the residents of Cagayan de Oro, especially to those who were affected by Typhoon Sendong,” Felix said.
After the cleaning and clearing operations, Felix said the division will help and support the organization and its partners to come up with viable and feasible measures to help prevent this kind of calamity in the future or to help mitigate the effects of natural phenomenon.
“From day one of Typhoon Sendong to this very day, your Diamond soldiers are still here to lend a hand and help those who are in need. With this clean-up activity, we hope that more and more people will realize that the protection and preservation of the environment is not only the government or the military’s responsibility,” said Major Eugenio Julio C. Osias IV, commanding officer of the 4th Civil-Military Operations “Kasaligan” Battalion.
“We hope that in the conduct of Liceo de Cagayan’s initiatives and the participation of all concerned stakeholders in the city, the City of Cagayan de Oro will be able to go back to its normal operations once again,” Osias added.
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