July 25, 2024

Organic personnel and reservists of 1401st Community Defense Center (CDC), 14th Reserve Community Defense Group, Reserve Command of the Philippine Army have been hailed as good Samaritans after returning recovered documents and cash to a victim of the fire at Baguio City Public Market that happened last March 11.
On March 13, the 1401st CDC Team were conducting a clean-up drive at the burned portion of Blocks 3 and 4 when they discovered unburned belongings at one of the stalls. They made an effort to look for the owner, who was later identified to be Rodolfo Estrada.
Estrada thanked the group for returning his documents and cash amounting to P7,800. He said he did not expect that there would still be left of his merchandise and belongings.
The 1401st CDC team and other volunteers continue to conduct clean-up drive at the market to speed up the cleaning and repair in the area so that stalls can be immediately restored.
PA group commander Col. Arnel Cabugon lauded the personnel and reservists for their deed.
“The reservists are organized and trained to render service without expecting remuneration. We will ensure that the reserve force in the different provinces of the Cordillera is always ready to provide the much-needed assistance in times of calamities and disaster,” he said. – Press release