Help for Marawi keeps pouring in.
After the declaration by President Rodrigo Duterte of the liberation of Marawi City from the clutches of the Islamic State (IS) Maute group, the rehabilitation of the said city. Military troops have already been going home, media has entered the main battle area seeing for the very first time the result of the 5 months war and more importantly the money from different sectors other than from the government are now coming in. Not only the people of Marawi are getting the needed much attention, families of slain policemen and soldiers that were assigned in Marawi are not forgotten.
The San Miguel Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) formally turned over PHP330 million worth of livelihood assistance to the families of slain policemen and soldiers in Marawi to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. *
|San Miguel Corporation Chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang (photo credit to PDI)|
Each beneficiary of the livelihood program are given PHP2 million business startup, and they can select business package from Petron, Kambal Pandesal, BMEG Feeds, Distributorship, TJ Hotdog, Monterey Meat Shop and San Miguel Food Avenue franchise.
Present during the handover ceremonies were SMFI president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang and then outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año.
“We thank you for defending our country, Marawi is free and our country is much safer. But as we celebrate this victory, we are also mourning,” Ang added.
“The San Miguel Corporation extends PHP330 million to (the families of) 165 soldiers and policemen killed-in-action capital for business assistance, it is the best way we can honor them. We can never replace them nor repay them for their sacrifice, but we can honor them and help fulfill their dream of better lives for their families,” he emphasized.
“To the AFP, the entire nation is truly proud of you,” the SMFI president added.
While no amount of money can compensate families for the lost of a loved one, Año said the generosity of SMFI will greatly ease the burden on the families. *
“We will make sure that we will help them as you helped them rebuild their lives. We cannot thank you enough, the whole AFP appreciates your effort,” he added.
Report from PNA.gov.ph