MAKILALA, North Cotabato – The Armed Forces of the Philippines sent its Mobile kitchen to Makilala, North Cotabato to give quake victims necessary food support through hot meals. On November 15, 2019, from Davao del Sur, AFP mobile kitchen arrived at Internally Displaced Individuals (IDP) center in Santos Land, Poblacion, Makilala, North Cotabato.
November 16, 2019, AFP personnel started to serve hot meals to some 126 families, coming from Barangay Buena Vida and Buhay, all of Makilala, in Santos Land IDP center. Evacuees expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the AFP for the support that the troops extended in this most trying times.
From feeding the defenders of war-torn Marawi, it now serves to feed the quake victims in North Cotabato.
Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry (Agila) Division led by Major General Jose C Faustino Jr and other senior Officers visited the evacuees in Santos Land and commended the troops who served the evacuees with hot meals. “With all other generous organizations, group or private individuals, 10ID and the whole AFP are your partners in providing immediate needs of the quake-stricken communities in Davao del Sur and Makilala, North Cotabato. Rest assured that while we are conducting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operation, 10ID is relentlessly performing its core competency (warfighting), to protect the people from Communist Terrorist Group and left-leaning organizations supportive to the NPAs,” he said.
“In time of distress, we do non-traditional role to help our fellow Filipinos and prevent possible threats in exploiting the situation,” MGen Faustino added.
The AFP mobile kitchen in Santos Land, which was donated to the AFP by South Korea in the aftermath of Yolanda, will also serve evacuees in other IDP centers in North Cotabato.