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Military to build classrooms for Lumads in Davao del Norte

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The Army engineering brigade will construct classrooms for Lumad learners in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) said.

EastMinCom through the 52Nd Engineering Brigade Manolo Fortich entered an agreement with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the local government unit of Talaingod for the construction of the classrooms Wednesday, October 10.

The project, which is under the KALAHI Program of DSWD Region XI, will be implemented initially in seven sites of Sto. Niño, Talaingod, considered as geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.

The military also vowed to provide security, technical assistance, limited labor, and supervision until the completion of the project.

“The real job is after the signing and we assure everyone that we are sincere and will carry out the task of building these classrooms for our IP (indigenous people) children and youth,” said Brig. Gen. Dionisio Baudin, commander of 52nd Engineering Brigade.