Army staff skip two meals to donate funds and build shelters for quake victims

Army staff skip two meals to donate funds and build shelters for quake victims

- The Philippine Army has donated funds for the victims of Mindanao quake

- The army was able to raise funds from the meal allowances of its personnel

- The money will be used to construct temporary shelters for the quake victims

- In October, a series of earthquakes jolted Mindanao and damaged many residences

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The Philippine Army donated funds to build temporary houses for the quake victims in Mindanao.

KAMI learned that the Philippine Army collected P9.2 million from the meal allowances of its personnel.

In a report by the Inquirer (author Jeannette I. Andrade), the Philippine Army is buying a 4.9-hectare lot to build temporary shelters for the quake victims.

Army chief Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto has turned over the money to the 10th infantry division commander Maj. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. and disaster response task force commander Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Lavadia Jr.

“In these trying times, we are in solidarity with the people of Mindanao. The funds donated will be used to purchase a lot and build 100 homes where the evacuees can transfer to, so that their children can use the schools,” Alberto said.

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According to Alberto, the funds will proceed to the construction materials as well that can accommodate a family of 7. They estimated P50,000 for each family.

In October, a series of earthquakes rocked North Cotabato and destroyed many houses in the area.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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