ZAMBOANGA

DILG gives 'in-kind' assistance to battle casualties

ZAMBOANGA. The Department of the Interior and Local Government distributes Monday, September 14, assistance "in-kind" to battle casualties in Zamboanga City. A photo handout shows soldiers assisting the DILG staff in the distribution of the assistance at Camp Navarro General Hospital. (SunStar Zamboanga)

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has distributed assistance "in-kind" to 11 soldiers, who are battle casualties and are currently recuperating in hospitals in Zamboanga City.

Ginagene Vaño Uy, DILG city director, led the distribution of the assistance Monday, September 14, to four of the 11 battle casualties at Camp Navarro General Hospital in Calarian village.

The assistance for the other battle casualties, who are confined in private hospitals in Zamboanga City, were received by their liaison or representatives.

The assistance in-kind included food packs, hygiene kits, and vitamins.

Brigadier General Antonio Nafarrete, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) deputy commander for administration, and Colonel Leonardo Peña, Westmincom's chief of unified command staff, accompanied Uy in the distribution of the assistance.

"On behalf of the recipients, I would like to express my deep appreciation to the initiative of the DILG to morally support our wounded soldiers. Your simple act of generosity means a lot to our brothers-in-arms," said Major General Corleto Vinluan Jr., Westmincom chief.

The 11 battle casualties were wounded in the campaign against the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria-inspired Abu Sayyaf bandits and communist New People's Army terrorists. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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