CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City: The Ayala Corporation offered housing units and various livelihood opportunities to military personnel of the army’s 4th Infantry Division here, the Division’s Public Affairs Office (DPAO) said Wednesday.
Maj. Francisco Garello, Jr. DPAO Chief, said that the offer was made during the Ayala Corp. “Saludo sa Sebisyo Caravan” in the 4ID in recognition to the sacrifices and heroism of the soldiers in the fight against state terrorism in Mindanao.
The 4ID, under the leadership of Maj. Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr. has decapitated the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the country following the death of Jorge Madlos a.k.a. “Ka Oris,” commander of the NPA National Operation Command (NOC) in Bukidnon in late October this year.
“I have no idea on the value of the housing unit, but the soldiers would enjoy a big discount apart from sustainable livelihood opportunities,” Garello told the Mindanao Daily News
During the caravan, the Ayala management also provided free health and social services, including medical consultations the distribution of free multi-vitamins to the soldiers and their family members, Garello said.
He said that the activity highlights the partnership between Ayala Corporation and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as committed partners for peace and development in Mindanao.
Garello said that Retired General Emanuel Bautista, the Ayala Corporation Consultant, initiated the caravan in close coordination with the 4ID Commander, Major General Romeo S Brawner Jr. -0-