Monday July 16, 2018

ARMM donates rice to troops

THE Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has donated 100 sacks of rice to the soldiers deployed in Marawi City, a top military official announced.

Brigadier General Rolando Joselito Baustista, Joint Task Force Marawi commander, said the donated sacks of rice were received around 11 a.m. Saturday by the Joint Task Group Ayuda, the unit in charge of logistical goods and supplies.

Bautista said the bags of rice were brought on Sunday to the different units inside the main battle area of Marawi City.

“We are very thankful for the continuing support we are receiving from the benevolent heart of ARMM,” Bautista said.

“Rest assured that our troops will be more motivated to do their duties with all these kindness we are receiving from our fellow government organization,” he added.

Meanwhile, the letters of support and chocolates sent by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP)-Zamboanga Chapter were received by the troops in the main battle area of Marawi City.

The goodies and art works brought renewed vigor and added motivation to the troops as the fighting enters its 110th day.

“It is so heartwarming to know that these young boys are well aware of the sacrifices our soldiers are doing here in Marawi,” Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr., Western Mindanao Command chief, said.

Galvez said the ARMM and the BSP are only some of the so many organizations who have sent their love and support to the troops.