CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – About 9:15 today, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) executed a supply bundle drop for our soldiers currently aboard BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal.

Using the Philippine Navy’s Islander aircraft, the AFP dropped a package that contained fast food, bottled water, assorted bread, canned goods, magazines, and letters of encouragement to our soldiers written by students. Also included in the package was a note from the Chief of Staff of the AFP, General Emmanuel Bautista to the soldiers aboard BRP Sierra Madre which read: “Hold the Line!” and signed by “Manny Sundalo”.

The bundle drop was conceived by concerned citizens and civil groups who wanted to show their support to our soldiers who spend between three to six months guarding our detachment in Ayungin Shoal. They sought the assistance of the AFP to ensure the safe delivery of the goods intended for the troops on BRP Sierra Madre.

The AFP is doing all it can to support and uplift the morale of our troops assigned in one of the remotest military posts within our territory.  Little comforts being sent to our troops is always welcome and will surely have a positive effect on their commitment to defend what is ours. The AFP is grateful for the outpouring of support given by our citizens to our soldiers.