Kin of slain soldiers get cash aidCebu Daily News
CASH aid of P30,000 each was handed out yesterday to relatives of soldiers who were wounded or killed in the line of duty.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, chairman of Alay Sa Kawal (ASK) Foundation Inc., led the distribution to at least 40 beneficiaries at Camp Lapu-Lapu in barangay Apas, Cebu City.
Twenty-three beneficiaries were from Visayas, six from Mindanao and 11 from Luzon.
Alay sa Kawal, formed in May 1986, is a foundatino that assists soldiers who were wounded or killed in the battlefield.
After the distribution, Binay shared a meal with soldiers in a boodle fight, a military tradition of eating side by side with bare hands from a long table where food is laid out mixed together usually served on top of banana leaves./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON