Nueva Ecija, Aurora onion farmers receive food packs from network foundation

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – The GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc. with the assistance of the military recently provided food packs to distressed onion farmers from Aurora and Nueva Ecija.

Major Gen. Andrew D. Costelo, commander of the Army 7th Infantry Division, said that the Army 91st Infantry Battalion headed by Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto Jr. provided the workforce and security to the GMA Kapuso Foundation during the event from Jan. 12 to 13 in which 1,162 food packs were distributed.

Recipients were from Gabaldon and Laur in Nueva Ecija and Barangay Mangitahan, Dilasag, Aurora.

GMA Kapuso Foundation Senior Project Staff Maricel Tarrayo thanked the military for their assistance in the activity.

Costelo thanked the GMA Kapuso Foundation for the partnership. He said the aid was timely as farmers are suffering from the effects of inclement rain.

“We thanked our partner-stakeholder, the GMAKFI, and the local agriculture office for extending humanitarian assistance to our onion farmers in Aurora and Nueva Ecija. The recent incessant rainfall has affected the livelihood of the farmers, thus, this aid is very timely and necessary for the meantime,” said Costelo.