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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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AFP Officers’ Ladies Club gives aid to crash victims

ZAMBOANGA. Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) (standing, right), encourages the survivors of the July 4 C-130 plane crash to remain strong as they undergo healing process when he led the distribution Friday, July 16, of bundles of goodies the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Officers’ Ladies Club donated to the victims. Assisting Vinluan is Navy Captain Robeline Carpio (left), Westmincom’s assistant chief of Unified Command Staff for Personnel, and other Westmincom officials. (SunStar Zamboanga)

A TOP military official has encouraged the survivors of the July 4 C-130 plane crash, who are recuperating in different local private and government hospitals, to remain strong as they undergo the healing process.

Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), made the word of encouragement as he led Friday, July 16, the distribution of bundle of goods the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Officers’ Ladies Club headed by Edna Sobejana, the better half of the AFP chief-of-staff, to the survivors in the hospitals.

The bundles of goods contain hygiene kits, fruits, biscuits, and other items.

“Be healed and be strong. We are all here to support you in your healing process. Be of good cheer, your comrades-in-arms, our stakeholders, and the entire country are always ready to lend a helping hand. Let us all heal together,” Vinluan told the soldiers.

Fourteen of the soldiers were admitted to Camp Navarro General Hospital (CNGH), 20 at Zamboanga City Medical Center, three at West Metro Medical Center, one at Zamboanga Doctor’s Hospital, and three soldiers and three civilians at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.

Lieutenant Colonel Maria Victoria Mandin, CNGH commanding officer, and Navy Captain Robeline Carpio, Westmincom’s assistant chief of Unified Command Staff for Personnel, assisted Vinluan in the distribution of the bundles of goods.

“Let us continue to pray for the speedy recovery of the plane crash victims who are currently recuperating at the different private and public hospitals,” Vinluan said.

Earlier, Major General William Gonzales, commander of the 11th Infantry Division, assured that they will provide all the support the survivors need.

Gonzales told the soldiers to be patient as eventually, they will be healed, but it will take time. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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