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Proud to be a Cousin of a Hero

For some people, heroes are those who put their lives on the line to protect the welfare of the people. Others see heroes as those who make all efforts to sustain their family needs. But when a hero died, will it end there?

It was a devastating news for the family upon learning that our solider cousin perished during the tragic Marawi siege in Lanao del Sur in 2017.

Our Kuya was fatally shot by a sniper of Maute-ISIS group that occupied the city for  five tormenting months.

I still remember how Kuya always dismissed fears of his family about his situation in the war zone. He would just say, “Ito ang sinumpaan ko, bakit ako matatakot? God is always with me.”

God is with Kuya now.

His death were not put in vain when the government successfully regained the control in Marawi City and crashed the majority of the terrorists in the area.

Kuya’s wife was very thankful to received help from the government along with an insurance benefit.

Cocolife Head Office released at various dates from June to November 2017 checks amounting to almost P1.3 million to the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) and Armed Forces of the Philippines Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AFPSLAI) beneficiaries. It was under the Group insurance of Cocolife which offers coverage to a group of people, for example the members of a society or professional association, or the employees of a particular employer. And Kuya’s family is one of the beneficiaries!

Kuya may not be around now but we will forever remember his heroic acts to protect Marawi City and its people. He remained as a true hero and we are proud. To you, Kuya, a snappy salute!

(photo credit to the owner)

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