CAMP Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela – The Department of Social Welfare and Development, gave a “Salamat Po” Award to the 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based here in a ceremony at the Global Center in Saint Paul University in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
DSWD Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy presented the award to the 5th ID for its “remarkable contribution and steadfast partnership” with the entire Cagayan Valley region, specifically during the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Lawin.”
Col. Errol G. Gironella, assistant division commander for Reservists and Retirees Affairs, 5ID, received the award during the department’s 66th Anniversary Celebration with the theme “DSWD @ 66: May Malasakit.”
Maj. Gen. Paul. Atal, commander of 5ID, said: “Public service is a public trust. We will support the need for delivery of basic services and not betray the confidence you have bestowed. It is our duty to serve the Filipino people with utmost integrity,” Atal stressed.