The escort soldiers accompanying singer Arnel Pineda and his medical-dental mission team figured in an accident last Oct. 17 when the speedboat they were riding turned over while traversing a river on their way back to Manila from Isla Pugad, Hagonoy, Bulacan.
Pineda was grateful that no one among the five soldiers was seriously hurt in the accident. He also thanked the soldiers for escorting them in their “Misyon Kalusugan Grande sa Oktubre” project for Isla Pugad as part of his Arnel Pineda Foundation..
The foundation is now two years old and continues to provide quality education, health services and medical attention particularly to underprivileged children in seldom-visited depressed areas in the country; feeding and gift-giving programs; subsidies for hospital medicines and medical procedures; and scholarships and mobile schools.
The international singer said his foundation is his way of sharing the blessings that he has been receiving for the past three years, and also a way of thanking his band Journey.