Zamboanga City orphans receive gifts from military

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Officials of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) have distributed gifts to some orphan children in Zamboanga City.

Brig. Gen. Generoso Ponio, Westmincom Deputy Commander for Operations, led the handover of food stuff, toys, and toiletries to 45 orphans in Barangay Talon-Talon Tuesday, August 13.

“This is one way of giving back and helping the less privileged without expecting something in return. We are glad to help children in whatever means we can,” he said.

Also present in the event were Col. Leonardo Peña, Westmincom’s Chief of Unified Command Staff; Col. Gerry Besana, Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Civil-Military Operations; and other members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

“We want to reach out to the less privileged and make a difference in our lives as public servants and soldiers. We also want to enliven the hopes of less fortunate children so they will strive for a better future,” said Westmincom Commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.