Officials of Western Mindanao Command distributed gifts to children at Reception & Study Center for Children in this city yesterday, August 13.
Brig. Gen. Generoso Ponio, WestMinCom Deputy Commander for Operations, led the handover of food stuff, toys, and toiletries to 45 orphans in Barangay Talon-Talon at 9am yesterday.
“This is one way of giving back and helping the less privileged without expecting something in return,” said Brig. Gen. Ponio. “We are glad to help children in whatever means we can.”
Present were Col. Leonardo Peña, WestMinCom’s Chief of Unified Command Staff; Col. Gerry Besana, Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Civil-Military Operations; and other members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
“This kind of activity is very much appreciated, especially in your effort in finding the time to help our disadvantaged children. Kami po ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat sa ating mga sundalo for being here today,” said Myla Agustin, RSCC acting head.
WestMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said: “We want to reach out to the less privileged and make a difference in our lives as public servants and soldiers. We also want to enliven the hopes of less fortunate children so they will strive for a better future.”