VP BINAY GIVES CASH TO KIN
OF SOLDIERS KILLED IN ACTION
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay last week awarded cash benefits to 20 family-beneficiaries of soldiers killed in combat in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City.
Binay, co-chairman of the Alay Sa Kawal Foundation (ASK), extended P30,000 financial assistance to the families of soldiers mostly belonging to the Philippine Army 4th Infantry Division based in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan De Oro City.
“Alam mo bilang pagkilala sa sakripisyong ginawa nila, ‘yung pamilya ‘nung namatay para sa bayan [ay tinutulungan]. Pangalawa, para malaman naman nila na meron ding mga grupo na nag-aalala doon sa pagkamatay nila. So, ngayong araw na ito nagbigay kami ng P30,000 na tseke sa bawat pamilya,” Binay said.
ASK is the oldest non-government organization devoted to the welfare of enlisted personnel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was established in 1986.
Binay, a reservist officer of the Marines, also said that he was aware of the sacrifices made by our soldiers. The gave assurances that the government in partnership with ASK will continue to look after the welfare of the armed forces.
“Sila ay nagsasakripisyo upang magkaroon ng kapayapaan at katiwasayan sa ating mga pamayanan. Hindi na po kailangang idiin pa na ang kapayapaang ating tinatamasa ngayon ay hindi makakamtan kung wala sila,” he said.
Since 1986, the ASK has helped the families of 5,098 soldiers who were either killed or wounded in action. /MP