MAGUINDANAO – Hundreds of villagers have benefitted from a humanitarian mission launched by US and Philippine soldiers and participated by various civilian groups in the province of Maguindanao in the Muslim autonomous region.
Dubbed as “Ramadan Relief Operation,” members of the Philippines’ 6th Infantry Division CMO, the 40th Infantry Battalion; and Civil Affairs Team 736 of the US Army, and supported by Karancho, ABinc., South Seas and Workshop@ibapa charities distributed hundreds of hygiene kits to mostly war evacuees from Datu Kilay in Shariff Saidona Mustapha town.
Hundreds of packs of school supplies were also distributed to students of Mamasapano Central Elementary School. The humanitarian mission was headed by Col. Joel Mamon, commander of the 40th Infantry Battalion, and Mamasapano town Mayor Benzar Ampatuan. (Mark Navales)
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