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Volunteers donate goods for soldiers in Jolo

By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol September 13,2016 - 09:34 PM

Centcom personnel prepare the relief goods intended for the soldiers in ARMM. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Centcom personnel prepare the relief goods intended for the soldiers in ARMM.

A GROUP of civilian volunteers from Cebu donated relief supplies to the troops deployed to combat the Abu Sayyaf group in Jolo, Sulu.

Among the items sent by the Support Our Filipino Troops Movement were canned goods, rice, medicines, face towels, soaps, toothpaste and game cards.

Lt. Col. Luzmindo Mamaug Jr., spokesperson of the Armed Forces’ Central Command (Centcom), said they were touched by the gesture of the civilian group.

“We’re very happy. They truly understand the plight of soldiers. They just don’t wait for our troops to die. Their actions boost our morale,” he said in an interview.

Students and private volunteers helped pack the items that will be delivered to the soldiers in Jolo today.

Mamaug said three battalions from the Central Command were sent to Jolo, Sulu to neutralize the terrorist group. He refused to reveal the exact number of soldiers deployed
to Jolo for security purposes.

Mamaug expressed hope for other civilians to help the troops sent to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

“May people realize the importance of our soldiers. We’re doing this for all the Filipinos,” he said.

As of yesterday, about 1,000 relief packs were ready for distribution. /Senior reporter Ador Vincent S. Mayol

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