BASILAN, Philippines (DWDD) – In an effort to reach out to the uniformed men of the country, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines Inc. (OB Philippines) initiated the Bless Our Filipino Soldiers Project in Isabela City.
The said project started following the advocacy of the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to support the uniformed men on the frontlines.
“Your visit to the camp uplifts the morale of the men assigned on the front line,” Major Delfin Consolacion JR of the 104th Infantry Battalion said.
With the help of donors and partners from all over the country, around 2000 strong military men deployed to the war-torn island were given care kits, each includes hygiene materials and medicines.
Recently, the Metrobank Foundation Inc. also awarded OB Philippines a grant as support to the project as the said foundation also recognizes outstanding uniformed men through their annual search, The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) Award.
OB Philippines, for its part, is also grateful for the partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the local partners for all of their support during the whole week mission.
The men of the 104th Infantry Batallion in Basilan posed with their care kits after the distribution.
At the base of the Philippine Airforce, soldiers helped in unloading the C130 aircraft, which carried the boxes of soldier care kits from Manila to Zamboanga City.
In Lamitan City, Basilan, a boy helped the Philippine Army in unloading the Navy vessel with the boxes of care kits for the soldiers.
One of the foot soldiers deployed in Basilan receives a care kit from a staff of Operation Blessing Philippines.
The soldiers at the Soldier Care Kit Distribution.
From Zamboanga City, 60 boxes of soldier care kits were transported to Basilan with the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
A soldier organizes the boxes on the military truck.
Major Consolacion thanked OB Phil as its visit to the troop’s camp “uplifts the morale of the men assigned in the front line.”
The soldiers share their experiences on field during the sharing time.
With the help of OB Phil’s donors and partners, which came from all over the country, around 2000 strong military men deployed to the war-torn island were given care kits, each includes hygiene materials and medicines.
AFP CENTCOM / MCAG / Photos by Frederick Deserva, volunteer photographer