• Slain lawmen’s kin to get new houses

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    FAMILIES of soldiers and policemen killed in action (KIA) might soon get new houses in recognition of their selfless sacrifice in the fulfilment of duty, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced on Friday.

    Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, chief of the AFP’s Public Affairs Office, made the announcement even as he disclosed that the Presidential Management Staff has informed the military that the National Housing Authority (NHA) Board of Directors, under Resolution 5914, has approved granting of housing assistance to the families of  AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel killed in military and police operations.

    The AFP chief of staff, Gen. Hernando Iriberri, thanked the national government on behalf of all AFP soldiers who perished in service of the country.

    Detoyato said the AFP considers the Killed-In-Action (KIA) Off-Base Housing Program as the government’s way of giving importance and honor to sacrifices of fallen soldiers who went beyond their call of duty and paid the ultimate price in service of the country and their fellowmen.

    He added  that Iriberri has directed the AFP major services to inform all their respective KIA beneficiaries to get in touch with  Beth Campanano of the Housing Management Division at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City (Metro Manila) for details and processing. Contact numbers are 911 6001 local 6922/6782 or 0917-390-90-34.

    The KIA beneficiaries simply have to submit their names, registered mailing addresses, contact numbers and preferred sites among the President Benigno Simeon Aquino 3rd Housing sites to the AFP Housing Board for endorsement to the NHA.

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