DIPOLOG CITY, May 23, 2024 — The Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) has made a significant contribution to the Department of Education (DepEd) in Dipolog with the donation of 148 Smart TV units as part of Project ALAM. This initiative aims to benefit 6,864 students across 18 south district schools, amounting to a total project cost of ₱1,389,720.00.

The Smart TVs will enhance the educational experience by providing advanced learning tools to the students, many of whom belong to indigenous groups, particularly the Subanen tribe. This donation reflects PAFCPIC’s commitment to improving educational resources and ensuring inclusive education for all students in the region.

In addition to the Smart TV units, PAFCPIC has also funded a Water Supply System Project for Pamansalan Eco-Tech High School, headed by SP II Noel Solis. Valued at ₱2,687,535.00, this project will provide potable water and improved sanitation facilities, addressing a critical need for the school community.

BRIGADIER GENERAL FERNANDO S ZABAT (RET), President of PAFCPIC, expressed his enthusiasm for these collaborative efforts with DepEd Dipolog. He highlighted the cooperative’s dedication to supporting minority groups and improving living conditions and educational opportunities for the indigenous students in the south district schools.

“We are eager to collaborate with DepEd Dipolog and show our concern for the minority groups that will benefit from these projects,” BRIGADIER GENERAL ZABAT stated. “By providing these essential resources, we hope to make a positive impact on the lives of the students, particularly those from the Subanen tribe.”

The donations from PAFCPIC signify a substantial step towards enhancing educational infrastructure and promoting better health and hygiene standards in the schools of Dipolog. The initiatives are expected to foster a more conducive learning environment and improve the overall quality of education for the students.

(via Cielbert E. Dondoyano Jr., PDO I, Division Information Officer Alternate)