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Boy Scouts give letters, chocolates to Marawi soldiers


By MB Online

Letters, chocolates, inspirational art works by Boy Scouts were turned over on Tuesday for distribution to government troops fighting terrorists in Marawi City.



Boy Scout of the Philippines-Zamboanga chairman Atty. Jose Rizalino Ortega paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., WestMinCom commander, at the headquarters in Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City to turn over the letters and chocolates that were collected through the “Muchisimias Gracias Por Tu Servicio Program” of the Boy Scout to support the troops.

“The intention of this program is not only to show the scouts’ appreciation for the services of the armed forces and the police, but also to start a nationwide advocacy for utmost respect to these special breed of men and women whose patriotism, gallantry, and service to our country are beyond reproach. We shall build a lasting attitude among Filipinos of extending a high level of courtesy to our men and women in uniform,” said Ortega.

About 40 boy scouts, who are students of Baliwasan Central School and Southcom Elementary School, were present during the turnover.

Lieutenant General Galvez expressed his profound gratitude to the BSP for the support and assistance extended, which truly motivate us to continue the fight in the city.”

“I will personally bring these gifts and motivational art works to our soldiers in Marawi. This will surely bring renewed strength and vigor to them.”

“It is very heartwarming that at a young age, these boys already appreciate chivalry and patriotism. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much to the future leaders of our society,” added Galvez.

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