As our troops continue with their efforts to eventually neutralize Maute/Abu Sayyaf terrorist group and bravely face danger to bring back peace in Marawi City, Bench/ Philippines donated 6,000 gift packages for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP).
The gift packages were handed over by Mr. Benny Chan to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte last September 11, 2017 at Malacañan Palace thru Executive Secretary Salvador C Medialdea and assisted by Presidential Security Group (PSG) Chief of Staff COL POTENCIANO C CAMBA.
“While securing the President, PSG is also building partnership with various stakeholders in order to support the troops in the ground like Marawi. This noble stakeholders’ engagement in support to our fighting troops is our way of boosting their morale in their pursuit to destroy the enemies of the state,” PSG Commander BGEN LOUIE DAGOY said.
The PSG transported the items via C130 flight to Marawi at two o’clock in the morning last 12 September 2017. The donation worth about PhP5,000,000.00 from Bench/ Philippines has successfully arrived and turned over to the office of Civil-Military Operations Coordinating Center in Kampo Ranao, Marawi City at around 6 o’clock in the evening.
Sec. Medialdea expressed the President’s gratitude for the generosity of Bench/ Philippines. He said to Mr. Chan, “When the President knew about the donation, he was excited and was asking me, ‘Nakarating na ba sa mga sundalo?’”
BGEN ROLANDO JOSELITO BAUTISTA, Commander of Task Force Marawi said, “We are very thankful to Bench/ PH for this gift packages that also show gratitude to our troops who are fulfilling their mandate to serve our people and protect our land.”