CAGAYAN DE ORO

Tsada Cagayan Eagles Club: Born to serve communities

AFTER three months of preparation and recruitment, Tsada Cagayan Eagles Club in Cagayan de Oro City was finally chartered on October 29, 2019.

With Rhen Bustamante as their club president, Tsada Cagayan Eagles Club aims to provide service to communities in areas where help from other eagle club chapters and organizations cannot reach.

"We want to expand sa amoang service to the community, that's why we chartered another club para pud mo cater pud sa mga areas nga katong nanginhanlanon pa, labi na katong mga lagyo nga area. That is the advocacy of Tsada Cagayan Eagles Club," Bustamante said.

Tsada (Truth, Service, Active, Dedicated and Action) Kagayan consists of 45 chartered members composed of professionals and businessmen who are willing and committed to serve the community, not just in Cagayan de Oro City but also to other areas in Northern Mindanao, through doing outreach activities/programs and giving financial assistance.

Recently, Bustamante shared, Tsada Kagayan Eagles Club helped in providing goods, such as food, water and medicine, to the victims of the earthquake that occurred last week in Cotabato.

They also gave assistance to Kimalok Elementary School, located in Libertad, Misamis Oriental, as their adopted school.

As the youngest eagles club in the Philippines, Bustamante said they envision to expand its members and to provide help to less fortunate children and the elderly.

"Sa amoa gyud nga chapter, before sya gitukod, amoa gyung insight ani in the future, tabangan gyud ang mga tao nga nahinganlan gyud og tabang labi na katong mga bata, like sa education nila," Bustamante said.

He added that they would like to provide scholarships to children who has the intellect but doesn't have the money to enroll in college; and conduct medical missions for the elderly.

"This coming Christmas, mga less fortunate nga wala naka-experience of Christmas, ang among goal is ang Tsada Kagayan Eagles Club will let them feel what is the spirit of Christmas. We call this 'Christmas in the Basket,'" Bustamante said.

He further said that in this activity, they will be giving noche buena packages to less fortunate families in Cagayan de Oro City and areas where assistance from other organizations cannot be reached.


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