Army, Government communicators hold outreach-A A +A
Saturday, January 5, 2013
THE 4th Infantry Division joined recently the Regional Association of Government Communicators-Northern Mindanao (Ragcom) during the annual outreach activity for abused children at Malisa Homes.
The activity was attended by information officers and representatives of Philippine Post Central Mindanao, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Pag-ibig Fund, Department of Agriculture, National Commission for Indigenous People, National Police Commission, Tactical Operations Group, Philippine Information Agency, Department of Science and Technology, National Food Authority and the Philippine Public Safety College-RTS -- all in Northern Mindanao.
The organizers chose Malisa Homes (not the real address for security purpose) as their beneficiary through the sponsorship of the German Doctors.
Malisa Homes houses around 20 young girls who were victims of trafficking and prostitution.
Lalae Garcia, Malisa Homes’ shelter coordinator, said most of the girls are fighting for their rights in respective criminal courts against their perpetrators.
During the event, the girls presented a dance number not only for the visitors.
"These young girls went through a lot of challenges at a tender age. All we can do is be their inspirations so that they can move on and reach their dreams. The Philippine Army will always be here to give them the support they need to the best of our abilities. Dream on girls, life is a wonderful gift!” 4ID spokesperson Eugenio Julio Osias IV said. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 06, 2013.