ILOILO CITY—Days before Christmas, members of the Philippine Army in the Visayas collected their subsistence allowances and donated them to survivors of Typhoon Ulysses in Luzon.
“We would like to commend our troops for their kindness and continued concern to our fellow countrymen who were affected by the devastation caused by Typhoon Ulysses. I hope we do not tire of helping those in need because it is part of our sworn duty,” said 3ID Commander Maj. Gen. Eric Vinoya.
In total, the 3ID soldiers raised P578,005 for Ulysses survivors in portions of Aurora, Northern and Southern Quezon, western part of Camarines Norte, and the National Capital Region (NCR).
“In this season of Christmas, may we always be reminded of the true essence of it, by extending a helping hand and a kind heart to those who are in need. May the spirit of Christmas bring us joy and hope, and the warmth of Christmas give us love,” added Vinoya.
3ID Spokesman Maj. Cenon Pancito III said the subsistence allowances were donated by soldiers assigned in Panay, Negros, Siquijor, Cebu, and Bohol Islands.