Sarge Cuatro, the official mascot of the Joint Task Group South (MBLT-4), recently visited Mangsee Island in Balabac which had been hard hit by last December’s Storm Vinta, to help in the island’s rehabilitation efforts.
Lt Christopher Maguensay, Acting Public Information Officer of MBLT-4, said their mascot’s visit was part of their stress debriefing activity for the victims of Vinta and to assist in the ongoing the relief operations led by the provincial government.
Aside from distributing assistance, Sarge Cuatro also gave short performances to the children.
“Nag-eengage sya sa mga bata kasama na ‘yong pagpapatawa, lalo doon sa direktang nasalanta ng bagyong Vinta. Kahit panandalian ay naaliw sila,” he said.
Maguensay added that expect the appearance of Sarge Cuatro in the upcoming activities of Western Command and MBLT-4.
“Nakita kasi na magandang initiative kapag nag-eengage kami sa mga civilians lalo sa mga bata. Lahat ng mga activities namin involving civilians ay doon na sya,” Maguensay said.