US, Pinoy troops build classrooms in Capiz

By Nony Basco, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at Apr 25 2015 01:17 AM | Updated as of Apr 25 2015 09:17 AM

CAPIZ -- American and Filipino soldiers under the Balikatan exercises in Panay have finished building a two-classroom school building in a remote village in Tapaz, Capiz.

The project is considered a legacy of the Balikatan exercises.

As a sign of gratitude, students of Don Joaquin Memorial School in Barangay Taft in Tapaz created a mural by putting their handprints on the walls of the classroom.

Aside from the school building, soldiers also held training sessions on disaster response, as part of their humanitarian and civil military operations.

The community was involved in the activities.

Another group of soldiers from the US Pacific Command will be coming over to Capiz in July for a civil assistance program.