Dabawenyos have sent 1,700 holiday food packs containing comfort foods such as pomelo and pastries for the soldiers in the main battleground of Marawi City.
This was disclosed by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio chief of staff Raul Nadela Jr., who said that the food packs are gestures of the city’s gratitude for all soldiers who served in Marawi.
“We send them holiday packs, a simple token that they can enjoy. This is from the people of Davao to our soldiers for their bravery—their sacrifices,” Nadela said.
Each food pack is worth P1, 000 of holiday foods.
“It is our way of saying thank you for their service, for their sacrifice, especially now that it is holiday season and they are not with their families,” Nadela said.
Earlier, the city government also donated P5 million for the City Government of Marawi to help the LGU revive the economic activities in Marawi.
Aside from the holiday food packs and P5 million, the city also gave relief goods for the families affected by the siege.
The seven-month siege has left thousands of families in the evacuation center. Despite the liberation of Marawi from the terrorists, some barangays are still occupied by a few IS-inspired groups. (FPG/PNA)