Honoring Families of the Marawi Fallen

The President of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI), Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica, turns over the proceeds from PamasCong Handog: Garage Sale for a Cause Part 2 held last November 22-23, 2017, to the widows and parents of the fallen troops in the Marawi siege on Dec.11, 2017. Sixteen families graced the solemn ceremonies where total check donations amounting to over PhP 1.9 Million or PhP 12,000 for each of the families of the 166 killed in action were received by Major Gen. Arnel Duco, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and  Police Director Rene Aspera, Philippine National Police (PNP). Among the slain were 159 soldiers from the AFP and 7 from the the PNP. Celebrities Alden Richards and Pops Fernandez gladly lent their starpower for the successful fundraiser.