28 Apr 2022

Personnel from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) conducted series of Civil Military Operations (CMO) activities dubbed as "HANDOG SERBISYO" PROGRAM ng PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY as part of the strategic recruitment activities in support to the Cadet Recruitment Program for every Academic Year, stakeholders, engagements, community support programs and the mission of the Academy as a whole. The series of CMO - related activities were held at the following areas in Bolinao, Pangasinan namely Silaqui Island, Lucero Elementary School and Balingasay National High School on April 25-26, 2022.

Hon. Mayor Alfonso F. Celeste, MD was present during the turn over of donations. He lauded and thanked the PMA's effort for their tireless support to the far-flung community of Silaki Island and to the deserving students of Lucero Elementary School and Balingasay National High School.

Donations includes completed project (pavement of hand washing facility), trash cans. A mini library called "Pamayanang may Munting Aklatan" wherein books and educational materials were donated. Another project is the "Box of Hope" containing rice, educational supplies, basic hygiene kits ,slippers, small toys to deserving students. The box of hope represents the donors care and compassion that will inspire students to do their best and be a better person not just for himself but also to his family and to his country. Hundreds of school children benefitted from the CMO organized by the PMA in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Bolinao, Barangay Councils of Lucero and Binabalian and School heads of Lucero Elementary School and Balingasay National High School.

Every school that they visited amazed the PMA by excited children greeting them with smiles on their faces and strived to impress them with what they had learned in class. During the program, the students and PMA cadets prepared modern dances and song numbers to welcome the guests and organizers of the activity.

Bolinao Tourism Office provided assistance during the two-day CMO activity. As a simple way of giving our sincere gratitude for this worthy endeavor they have given to our municipality, they were treated with a tour to Bolinao's premier tourism sites such as Balingasay River, Patar Beach, Cape Bolinao Lighthouse and Enchanted Cave.