Fun run in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 April 2011 09:16

Hundreds of soldiers, barangay, municipal and city officials participated last Saturday in the 10 km. fun run which started from Barangay Badja in Tipo-Tipo Municipality to Barangay Parang Basak in Lamitan City.

The fun run was initiated by Special Operations Task Force Basilan commanding officer Col. Alex Macario in order to boost the good relationship of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the community.

Macario said the objective of the activity was also to promote the circumferential road project and the concept of “Bayanihan Spirit” with the hope of attaining peace in the island province of Basilan.

The concreting of the circumferential road project is being implemented by the Engineering Battalion of the Philippine Army that aims to fast track the development of the area which will benefit the farmers and the fisher folks.

For her part, Gov. Jum Akbar commended Macario and his team for supporting her administration hoping that the project will completed before her term ends in 2013.       
Akbar said funds of the project was appropriated by the government of Saudi Arabia. — NS