Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Army’s 55EBde shares subsistence allowance to vulnerable sector

From the Philippine Information Agency (Apr 21, 2020): Army’s 55EBde shares subsistence allowance to vulnerable sector (By Lou Ellen L. Antonio)

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ILIGAN CITY, Apr. 22 (PIA) -- Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, the 55th Engineer Brigade (55EBde) of the Philippine Army rolled out its relief operations for the vulnerable and most affected sectors in Iligan City and municipality of Balo-i, and the internally displaced persons of Marawi City.

An official from the 55th Engineer Brigade (55EBde) of the Philippine Army delivers food pack to a family amid coronavirus disease 2019. (55EBde)

Dubbed “Tulong Mula Sa Inyong Mga Sundalo, Mula Sa Aming Puso, Para Sa Kababayang Pilipino," the officers and enlisted personnel of the 55EBde voluntarily shared a portion of their meal allowance to provide food packs to the affected sectors of its area of responsibility.

With the contribution of the personnel, 2,000 affected families received the food packs containing five (5) kilos of rice, five (5) pieces of canned sardines, five (5) packs of noodles, six (6) packs of coffee, and 0.3 kilos sugar.

“We decided to share a portion of our subsistence allowance in this trying time. Since our country deeply felt the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government could not address all the dilemmas our fellow Filipinos are experiencing,” said 55EBde Commander Brigadier General Nestor Abando in a photo posted by 55EBdE on Facebook.

“In our own way, we could somehow show compassion by helping our surrounding community ease their pain of thinking for the next meal,” Abando added.

The 55EBde also provided transportation, manpower and security assistance during the relief distribution of the provincial governments of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. (LELA/ PIA ICIC)


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