As the country commemorates the National Disability Week, the Philippine Army’s 6th Infantry Division in partnership with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. (GMAKFI) and Naked Wolves Rider-South Cotabato, distributed prosthetic arms and hands to persons with disability in Central Mindanao this morning, July 12, 2019.
The prosthetics donated by the GMAKFI and LN-4 Foundation, a foreign organization that provide free mechanical prosthetic hands to the needy around the world, benefitted 50 residents who are suffering from amputated arms.
The distribution of prosthetics held at Camp Siongco Station Hospital was spearheaded by Ms. Rikki Escudero-Catibog, GMAKFI Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer and Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
In her message, Ms. Rikki cited that the purpose of the project is to provide support to people with disability to function well in the society so they can help out in their family needs.
The newly installed JTF Central Commander, Major General Diosdado Carreon, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the GMA Kapuso Foundation, LN-4 Foundation, and Naked Wolves Riders for facilitating the successful conduct of the activity.
“With our strengthened stakeholder’s alliance, we are gaining the trust and confidence of the populace and we attribute all our successes to all the private and public sectors who continuously support us in all our endeavors,” said Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana.
“The Western Mindanao Command, through all of its Joint Task Forces, remains steadfast in working for peace and development in Western and Central Mindanao,” LtGen Sobejana added.