CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines received 500 sacks of rice from Lim Seh Leng Foundation through SL Agritech Corporation in a turnover ceremony on December 22, at the GHQ Conference Room.
The sacks of rice containing 25 kilos each are intended for soldiers assigned in Marawi City. The rice donation is in support and recognition of the services of soldiers who are fighting violent extremists and terrorists.
The distribution to beneficiaries will be facilitated by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel through the Western Mindanao Command.
Dr Henry Lim Bon Liong, Chairman and CEO of SL Agritech Group turned over the donation to Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero.
The donated rice is of the Jasmine variety called Dona Maria with market value of around P95 per kilo.
“We are grateful for the act of kindness by our citizens who continue to appreciate the sacrifices of our soldiers especially those in Marawi,” AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero said.
“Such gestures boost the morale of our troops and give us more reasons to serve our people better,” Gen Guerrero added. AFP PAO/MCAG