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Tsinoy group donates 6,000 pairs of underwear for Marawi soldiers

A group of Chinese-Filipino businessmen on June 28 donated 6,000 pairs of underwear for government troops fighting terrorists in battle-torn Marawi City.
“We want to show our support to our troops especially in Marawi [and help] uplift their moral,” said Michael Cordinete Que, chair of SDS International Charity.
SDS International Charity is composed of 1,600 Tsinoy businessmen in the Philippines who extend help to different sectors of the community.
Lt. Gen. Oscar Lactao, commander of the Armed Forces’ Central Command, received the goods.
The military is grateful for the generosity of the Tsinoy community and other private individuals who never fail to show their support by giving goods and personal items that troops in the battlefront in Marawi may use, Lactao said.
Soldiers have been locked in a battle with Islamic State-linked terrorists from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups in Marawi City for more than a month now.
At least 71 state troopers have died since firefights began on May 23. Various organizations have been sending care packs to soldiers amid the ongoing offensives.