BAGUIO CITY, July 28 (PIA) – Families of the three Cordilleran fallen heroes of Marawi City were among the 101 families who received financial support at the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, July 25.
President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the turnover of financial assistance from Go Negosyo Kapatid Family Fund and Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. to the families of the 101 soldiers and policemen who have laid down their lives in service of the country.
Among the recipients of the “Magigiting na Mandirigma: Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi Financial Assistance for Families of the Fallen Heroes” are the families Cordilleran heroes namely Police Senior Inspector Freddie Manuel Solar of Baguio City, Philippine Army Corporal Benito Serrano of Conner,
Euphenia Tinangag, sister of PFC Tinangag, thanked President Duterte and the Go Negosyo Team for the support they are giving to the family members of the fallen troops.
Euphenia and other family members who came all the way from their hometown in Barlig, are very thankful that the heroism of their brother is being recognized. She said that the financial support would also be helpful for their family.
President Duterte in his message extended his condolences to the families of Filipino soldiers and policemen killed in action while fighting for the liberation of the Islamic City as he expressed gratitude for the assistance of the private sector to the families of the fallen government troops and for the rehabilitation of the besieged city.
“To the Go Negosyo Kapatid Family Care Fund under the Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi Program, your tireless efforts show that nothing is impossible as long as we work together,” the President said. “I hope that we can continue this harmonious partnership to bring back prosperity, not only for Marawi but for the rest of the country,” he added.
Go Negosyo Founder and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion in his message shared that the intent of the event is to show the unwavering commitment of the private sector to inclusivity and peace and its genuine gratitude to the heroes through helping their families get through these tragic times.
“What your sons have done for this country is truly admirable. They are heroes of this country, and all those grieving here truly understand how much this pains you. Today, we celebrate the heroic deeds they have done for this country,” Concepcion said.
Before the program, officials including former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo approached the wives and parents of the fallen troops and condoled and conversed with them.
During the turnover ceremony, the families were personally greeted by the President. He even took some of the children to sit on his lap and even took photos.
Among the donors of the Go Negosyo Kapatid who attended and showed their support through their donations to the grieving families were the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Tessie Sy-Coson (BDO, SM Group), Josephine Gotianun Yap (Filinvest), Jaime Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Corporation), Manny Pangilinan (PLDT SMART Foundation), DU30 Cabinet Spouses Association, Alfred Ty (Metrobank Foundation), Jean Henri Lhuillier (Cebuana Lhuillier), Mildred Vitangcol (St. Peter's Chapel), Alice Eduardo (Sta. Elena Corporation), Federico Lopez (First Philippine Holdings), Michael Tan (Asia Brewery & Philippine Airlines), Tony Tan Caktiong (Jollibee Foods Corporation), Injap Sia (Double Dragon Properties), Joey Concepcion (RFM Corporation), Jojo Concepcion (Concepcion Industries), William Belo (Wilcon Depot), Dennis Uy (Chelsea Logistics), Santi Araneta (LBC), and Sabin Aboitiz (Aboitiz Corporation). (JDP/RMC –PIA CAR)