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Poor families benefit from outreach program

THIRTY poor families from an east coast village have benefited in the outreach program of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom).

The beneficiaries, who are from Sitio Mananang in the village of Bolong, received used clothes, food packs and other supplies distributed in Sunday, September 8, by Westmincom, through its Civil-Military Operation office.

“Help will always be extended by us to the Filipinos, especially to the underprivileged, as we remain the armed forces you can trust in this campaign for growth and stability in Mindanao,” said Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, Westmincom chief.

Sobejana said the soldiers also visited the site of the masjid currently being constructed by troops and civilians in the village of Bolong.

He said the Marine Battalion Landing Team-11 (MBLT-11) and the Erth-Ul Mustafa Organization commenced the construction of mosque on August 14, this year, through Brigada Masjid.

He said the construction of a masjid underscores the value “we place on religion and the respect we accord of the disparity.”

“We want to foster a culture of harmony rather than of violence by bringing people with different beliefs together,” he added. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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