AFP to turn over cash donations for IDPs

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By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it will soon turn over the cash donation it was able to collect for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in war-torn Marawi City to the local government units (LGUs), according to AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla.

In yesterday’s Mindanao Hour press briefing in Malacañang, Padilla disclosed that cash donations have already reached P943,945.21 as of Thursday afternoon.

Padilla said AFP Chief Gen. Eduardo Año has already instructed them to facilitate the speedy turnover of the cash donation to the LGUs so it can be used on whatever the IDPs need.

“Ang kanyang kabilin-bilinan po sa atin ay i-turnover na po ito sa ating mga local government units. Ina-ascertain lang at gagawin natin ito through Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) (He told us to turn it over already to the LGUs. We are just ascertaining and we will turn it over through the WestMinCom),” Padilla said.

According to Padilla, the AFP chose to turn the cash donation over to the LGUs instead of distributing this directly to the families so the needs of the IDPs can be addressed more effectively.

“Sila na po ang bahala kung paano nila gagamitin ito para makatulong sa nakararami nating mga kababayan na nasa evacuation center (It’s up to the LGUs how they will use the money to help those in the evacuation centers),” Padilla said.

“Ibabahagi natin ito sa mga namamahala ng evacuation centers at kung ano man ang priority nila na kailangan maaari nilang gastusin doon (The amount will be distributed to those managing the evacuation centers and they can use the money on what they need the most),” he added.

“Kasi kung ibabahagi natin ito o idi-distribute natin ito sa bawat pamilya, baka P10 na lang bawat tao. So magiging useless (If we distribute it to each families, we might just end up with P10 per person. It would be useless then),” he continued.

Last June, the AFP announced that it opened two special bank accounts to those who would want to extend assistance to the families of the soldiers who died in Marawi City and for the Marawi citizens displaced by the ongoing armed conflict.

Source: http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/08/25/afp-to-turn-over-cash-donations-for-idps/

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A Prayer for Soldiers

Brave warriors, should fate find us in battle,
May our cause be just.
May our leaders have clear vision. 
May our courage not falter.
May we be triumphant an earn victory
as we show mercy to our enemies.
May our efforts bring lasting peace.
May our sacrifice be always appreciated by those we serve.
May we return to our loved ones unharmed.
Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal.
Should we perish in the struggle,
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Peace Road 2017 World Tour – Philippines

Your Armed Forces of the Philippines thru Joint Task Force NCR AFP participated in a Bike and March parade during the Peace Road 2017 World Tour – Philippines with theme “Padyak para sa kapayapaan at Totoong pagbabago” at Marikina Freedom Park, Marikina City at 5 o’clock in the morning today, August 20, 2017.

This activity is open to all Filipinos as we showcase our sincere efforts to call for unity and peace building support for our nation and the whole world.

It is a project initiated by the Universal Peace Federation Philippines and also be held in other 120 nations worldwide aiming to advance the ideals of building a world of peace.

Bike and March for a Cause!

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Photos by Sgt Marlon San Esteban PA and A1C Franklin Loneza PAF

 

Metrobank awards 2017 outstanding Filipinos

Doria said, in an interview with SunStar Cebu, that he was thankful to receive the award. He added that the cash prize will be used for his children’s education, advocacy, and his brainchild program, the Oplan Pokemon. “It will go to the education of my two children and the 36 foster students of the Cebu City Police Office,” Doria said. Oplan Pokémon was named after a popular augmented reality game, Pokémon Go, in which players try to catch virtual “pocket monsters”.

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/feature/2017/08/10/metrobank-awards-2017-outstanding-pinoys-557723

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Peace Road 2017 World Tour – Philippines

Come and Join your Armed Forces of the Philippines on a Bike parade with a theme “Padyak para sa kapayapaan at Totoong pagbabago” at 5 o’clock in the morning on August 20, 2017 at Marikina Freedom Park, Marikina City.
This activity is open to all Filipinos as we showcase our sincere efforts to call for unity and peace building support for our nation and the whole world.
You can come with your, family, friends, office mates or whole organization with your bike or March with our fellow soldiers and peace advocates as we unite in building mutual cooperation grounded on values of living for the sake of others.
This event is entitled as the Peace Road 2017 World Tour – Philippines with a theme “Connecting the World through Peace”. It is a project initiated by the Universal Peace Federation Philippines and also be held in other 120 nations worldwide aiming to advance the ideals of building a world of peace.
See you all there! For any inquiries, you can comment or send a message in this Facebook page of call us at 9116001 loc 5636.

Venue: Marikina Freedom Park, Marikina City
Assembly Time: 5:00 am on August 20, 2017 at JTF-NCR, AFP Grandstand, Camp Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, QC.

Everyone is invited to Bike and March for a Cause!

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