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Injured Scout Rangers turn into bakers in soldier-run bakery

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 03:53 PM April 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Personnel of the Philippine Army Special Operations Command’s First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) who were injured in battle have been given  the chance to become productive.

Bread and pastries baked by wounded FSRR soldiers / Photo from Aboitiz Foundation

Provided by the Aboitiz Foundation, Panther’s Bakery, a soldier-run bakery at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan opened in April 4 to help provide these wounded warriors an alternative livelihood through baking.

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Technical Sergeant Arnold Cale, who heads the bakery, is thankful for the opportunity given to him and his fellow soldiers who were wounded in clashes to become productive and self sustaining.

Technical Sergeant Arnold Cale heads the Panther’s Bakery at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan / Photo from Aboitiz Foundation

“Malaking tulong talaga ito. Sa akin lang, may mga skills na ako, kung gusto ko magtayo ng sarili kong bakery, kaya ko na,” Cale said as quoted by Aboitiz Foundation in a statement.

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“Para rin sa mga tropa dito, hindi na nila kailangang lumayo para sa tinapay. Nakakatulong talaga ito sa mga nasugatan sa giyera,” he added.

The First Scout Ranger Regiment received baking equipment, financial assistance and a comprehensive baking training to help them sustain their new enterprise. /muf

 

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