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    Army turns over 68M to families of fallen soldiers who fought for Marawi

    FORT ANDRES BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army turned over Financial Assistance checks amounting to one million each to the families of the 68 fallen Army soldiers who fought for Marawi City 10 a.m. today at the Ricarte Hall, Philippine Army Officers Club here.

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    FORT ANDRES BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Philippine Army Commanding General Lt General Glorioso V Miranda hands over a Financial Assistance check worth one million pesos to a family member of one of the Army soldiers who was killed-in-action during the Marawi Rebellion at the Ricarte Hall, Philippine Army Officers Club here today.

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    The beneficiaries while waiting for the start of the program where the Philippine Army turned over Financial Assistance checks amounting to one million each to the families of the 68 fallen Army soldiers who fought for Marawi City 10 a.m. today at the Ricarte Hall, Philippine Army Officers Club here.

    The Philippine Army is grateful for the support extended to the families of our fallen soldiers. This will surely serve as an inspiration to our troops still fighting in Marawi City.#

    The said Financial Assistance was donated to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by a number of philanthropists who wished to remain anonymous.

    On August 2 and 9, the AFP has already distributed Financial Assistance checks worth 1 million each to selected beneficiaries of the Marawi KIAs which included the next of kin of 6 KIAs from the Army.

    The next of kin of another 68 fallen soldiers will be given their Financial Assistance checks during the ceremonial turn over to be led by the Commanding General Philippine Army Lieutenant General Glorioso V. Miranda. The 68 beneficiaries were chosen based on the chronological order of the fallen soldiers’ date of casualty.

    As of August 24, there has been a total of 98 Army soldiers killed-in-action (KIA) in the continuing fight in Marawi City against the Daesh inspired group Maute.

    The Financial Assistance for the remaining KIAs is now being processed to be released to the Philippine Army which will also be turned over to the beneficiaries.

    “The Philippine Army is grateful for the support extended to the families of our fallen soldiers. This will surely serve as an inspiration to our troops still fighting in Marawi City,” said Ltc Enrico Gil Ileto, Acting Chief of the Army Chief Public Affairs Office.

    Since the start of the Marawi Rebellion, there has been an outpouring support from Army stakeholders and private sectors. Aside from financial assistance to the families of KIAs, people has been sending care packages with written letters from children to show their gratitude and boost the morale of soldiers currently deployed in Marawi City.#

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