Ba­likatan sol­diers build class­rooms in Ecija, Tar­lac

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - REGIONS - —TONETTEOREJAS

CITY OF SANFERNANDO— Philip­pine and Amer­i­can mil­i­tary of­fi­cials lead­ing the large-scale war ex­er­cises, Ba­likatan (shoul­derto-shoul­der), turned over two-class­room build­ings to the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion in the prov­inces of Nueva Ecija and Tar­lac in sep­a­rate rites on Wed­nes­day. Ba­likatan sol­diers con­structed the build­ings for Cabu Ele­men­tary School at Barangay Cabu in Ca­banat­uan City, Nueva Ecija, and for Kalan­gi­tan Ele­men­tary School in the Aeta com­mu­nity of Kalan­gi­tan Vil­lage in Ca­pas town, Tar­lac, ac­cord­ing to Maj. Gen. Fe­limon San­tos Jr., head of the Philip­pine Army’s 7th In­fantry Divi­sion (ID). Maj. Gen. Her­minig­ildo Fran­cisco Aquino, as­sis­tant ex­er­cise di­rec­tor; Lt. Gen. Lawrence Ni­chol­son, head of III Marine Ex­pe­di­tionary Forces; Lt. Col. Souly­namma Pharathik­oune, com­man­der of the 9th ESB of the USMarines; and Col. Rom­melHinlo, deputy chief en­gi­neer of the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines, graced the turnover cer­e­monies in both prov­inces. Ba­likatan 2018 be­gan on May 7 in Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, where the 7th ID is based. School build­ings were also built in the prov­inces of Ca­gayan and Is­abela, San­tos said.

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