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10th ID solders donated P697K to victims of typhoon

  1. THE personnel of the 10th Infantry Division donated P697,000 during the two-day relief operations for victims of Typhoon Paeng in Maguindanao del Norte that started on November 13.

Taken from their subsistence allowance, the donation was used to buy 1,000 hygiene kits including toothpastes, toothbrushes, slippers, mosquito nets, bath soaps, detergent bars, packs of coffee, and pales. 

The 10th Civil-Military Operations (CMO) Battalion under Lt. Col Magdalena Custodio, the 6th CMO Battalion of the 6th Infantry Division, and the local government of Datu Blah Sinsuat distributed the relief packs to the residents of Barangay Pura and Barangay Matuber 

On the other hand, a total of 720 families benefited from the relief operations conducted by 10ID and the Kiwanis International Philippines South District Division 6A, 6B, 7, and 8 led by Jimmy Go to the affected residents of Barangay Delican and Barangay Kusiong both in Datu Odin Sinsuat on November 13. 

The relief packs include five kilograms of rice, canned goods, noodles, and pre-loved clothing. 

Major Gen. Nolasco A Mempin, division commander, lauded the efforts of the soldiers in helping the residents affected by the calamity.

“Our service to our fellow countrymen does not only limit to security. It is also our honor and pride as soldiers, to help in any way we could anytime, anywhere,” Mempin added. 

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