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Army donates 1-day meal allowance to "Ondoy" victims

Camp Panacan, Davao City (13 October) -- Soldiers and civilian employees of the Army's 10th Infantry Division in Davao City donated relief goods to typhoon Ondoy's (international name Ketsana) victims 2:00 PM Wednesday.

Alberta Jugarap, Chief of the 10th Infantry Division Civilian Employees Association together with ordinary soldiers turned-over boxes of canned goods and clothings to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI in a gesture of help and solidarity with the victims of the recent typhoon that left over a hundred dead and left thousands homeless in Luzon. The relief goods were received by Laurencia Monoreza supply officer of DSWD Field Office XI and will be shipped to Manila in the following days.

On Monday, in related event, soldiers of the 39th Infantry Battalion based in Digos City in Davao del Sur donated their one-day meal allowance amounting to P38,880 to GMA Foundation for the victims of typhoon Ondoy. The cash donation was received by officials of GMA Foundation in Davao City.

Maj Gen Reynaldo Mapagu, commander of 10th Infantry Division lauded the joint efforts of soldiers and civilian employees to alleviate the sufferings of people caught by the disaster. "This is a time when we must unite in mitigating the effects of such calamity. Our soldiers are ready to give assistance in any way they can. The commendable deeds of our soldiers together with our civilian employees reflects the compassionate nature of Filipinos," Mapagu said.

In view of the havoc caused by the recent typhoon, line government agencies met a week ago to prepare for any natural disaster that may occur. The Army also deployed teams to assist in communities in the region in case of such calamity. (10th ID, PA) [top]

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