Army' plays with children.
Davao del Norte – Army soldiers don’t have to wear fatigue nor
camouflage uniforms all the time. In this season of merry making,
they can don Santa’s costume, too.
Thus, in an
early Christmas party in this municipality held December 10, “Santa
Army” entertained some 500 lumads and special children.
is actually Corporal Julius P. Bulatano, with his red Sta. Claus
costume, eyeglasses and long white beard and moustache. He sang,
danced and did various magic tricks to the children’s delight.
Day,” organized by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development
(MSWD) office in partnership with 1003rd Infantry Brigade, was held
at the covered court of the town plaza.
program formally commenced with liturgical rites followed by the
mass singing of the National Anthem. Welcome remarks were given by
municipal councilor Julie H. Mantequila. Leilani Rafol, social
welfare assistant, presented an overview of the Sto. Tomas local
government unit’s Child Friendly program.
children performed a tribal dance while students from the Special
Education (SPED) department performed dance numbers to showcase
their talents. These were children from barangays San Jose, New
Visayas and Talomo.
delivers his Christmas message.
very happy that our unit is part of this worthy activity. This kind
of program will surely benefit the underprivileged children,” said
Col. Lysander A. Suerte, newly installed 1003IB commander, in his
Christmas message. “We will always support the Local Government in
their undertakings in uplifting the lives of their people, most
specially in promoting peace and development in the area. Merry
Christmas and Happy New year to all!” he added.
M. Estella commended 1003IB for its Civil-Military Operations
efforts. “In behalf my people, I congratulate the military for
keeping up the good work in maintaining the peace and order in my
area. I also appreciate their endeavor in rendering
community-oriented services to my constituents,” he said.
workers, together with the soldiers led by Captain Harold A. Ho, the
brigade’s CMO officer, facilitated the parlor games played by the
the program was the gift-giving and funny performances of guest
clowns along with “Santa Army.”