World Bulletin / News Desk
Five families received checks during a ceremony Wednesday presided over by military chief Gen. Eduardo Ano, according to military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo.
Arevalo added three families were handed out similar checks last week.
Last July, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that a lone donor had pledged to give 1 million pesos to each family of the fallen troops from the Marawi operation.
“The lone philanthropist donor, pledged and actually donated 1 million pesos each to the kin of our brave soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting to wrest Marawi City from terrorist control,” the spokesman was quoted by GMA News as saying during a press briefing.
The military received 98 million pesos from the anonymous philanthropist that will be handed out to families of 98 soldiers.
Casualties on the government side reached 122 by Wednesday.
Anyone who wishes to help kin of fallen soldiers can do so in the country by making donations at a bank account especially created for the purpose by the government.
The account has so far received 108 million pesos ($2.14M) in donations.
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