Thursday, June 23, 2011
MBLT-8 Lights the Beacon of Education for the students of Canduyog
Located 185 kilometers away from the city, the lone classroom of Canduyog Primary School sits atop a hill overlooking dry farmlands and dusty road.
But the dull scenery, lack of electricity and learning materials did not hinder the students to pursue education which inspired the Aklat Kong Laan ay Talino (AKLAT) Project, a book and school supplies-giving program by the Marine Battalion Landing Team-8 (MBLT-8) under LTCOL YURI G PESIGAN PN(M) and 1LT JOHN A DELA CRUZ PN(M) as the project chairman in partnership with the JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock Inc., under Ms. Rashida Taneo and Smart Communications which benefitted a total of 150 students in turn-over program conducted on June 17, 2010 at Sitio Canduyog, Bagangay Abongan, Taytay, Palawan.
The plight of the students in Canduyog first challenge and eventually inspired 1LT DELA CRUZ while serving as the Commanding Officer of the 48th Marine Company stationed at the said barangay which led to the creation of AKLAT Project which aims not only to bring hope to the students but also inspire them to aim higher in life. (PIO, Marine Battalion Landing Team 8)