Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – Sponsored by the Eagle Cement, and joined by the Army’s 48th Infantry (Guardians) Battalion, relief goods were distributed in the different barangays of Doña Remedios Trinidad (DRT) and San Ildefonso, both of Bulacan on April 5, 2020. It was a welcome development among recipients in the middle of lockdown being implemented by the government; it will likewise help entice the public to stay home and adhere to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) protocols.
The food packs that contain ten (10) kilos of rice and seven (7) pieces assorted canned goods were distributed to 520 beneficiaries living in Barangay Camachin, Sapang Bulac, and from Damascus Foundation located in the municipality of DRT; and, 100 beneficiaries from Barangay Gabihan of San Ildefonso municipality.
The Security Manager of Eagle Cement, Brigadier General Rolando Malinao (Ret), said that the relief operations of their company will continue to be implemented until the situation created by Covid-19 normalizes. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Felix Emeterio M. Valdez, Commanding Officer of 48IB, said, “The effort of Eagle Cement is a welcome relief to our needy people and I encourage other organizations in the business sector to also do their share to help the government entice people to stay home and follow ECQ protocols; this way we can contribute in the deterrence of the spread of the dreaded disease.”(CRIS PALARCA)