MANILA — To show appreciation and support for the sacrifices and heroism of military personnel, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has opened a new bank account to accommodate donations for soldiers wounded and killed in various operations nationwide.
Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesperson, said this move was in the wake of outpouring public support to soldiers who fought and died or were maimed in the five-month battle to liberate Marawi from the clutches of the Maute Group terrorists.
He added that the former Landbank account for AFP Marawi Casualty received a total of PHP317 million. Arevalo said families of the 168 troops killed-in-action and 1,584 soldiers wounded in Marawi benefitted from this amount.
“(And) for this the AFP is eternally grateful,” he added.
Arevalo said the AFP was constrained to open another bank account, despite the end of the Marawi conflict, as many people continue to show their gratitude and express their support to soldiers who continue to engage in combat operations all over the country.
“It is for this reason, that the AFP has opened a new bank account to receive donations for AFP Battle Casualties,” he added.
For those who would like to give their donations, they may send the through the following: Land Bank of the Philippines
Account name: AFP Battle Casualty Account number: 00000552107179.
You may also contact the following for questions regarding: Cash Donations:
27th Finance Service Unit AFP Tel No: (02) 774-6998.
Donations in-kind: Civil Relations Service, AFP Tel No: (02) 912-6616 loc. 5640.
Other matters: Lt. Cmdr. Rose Abud +63917-862-7869.
“The AFP has set guidelines to ensure accountability and transparency in the disbursement of funds so that donations of our generous benefactors will reach the intended beneficiaries,” Arevalo added. (With reports from Raymart T. Lolo, OJT/PNA)
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