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The 79th Infantry Battalion and the 302nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army recently joined government officials in the turnover of two development projects in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

Turned over on Friday was a water system in Barangay San Francisco, Sta. Catalina that will supply water to a school and households nearby, Lt. Erick Wynmer Calulot of the 79th IB said.

The second project were 11 units of computers turned over to the Avocado High School in Barangay Talalak, also in Sta Catalina.

In his speech, Rep. Pryde Henry Teves (Negros Or. 3rd Dist.) spoke on the positive developments in his district and acknowledged the support of the Philippine Army in the ongoing development.

Provincial Board Member Phoebe Obañana Ligan announced that every potential college student from Sitio Avocado who wishes to study at the Negros Oriental State University in Bayawan City will be granted full scholarship.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Pio Diñoso, 79th IB commanding officer, said the government is sincere in eaching out to the people and lauded the officials responsible for bringing in development.

Teves also assured Lt. Col. Diñoso of more projects in cooperation with the Philippine Army in his district,Calulot said.*JFP

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