Navy donates allowances for Leyte, Bohol school buildings

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 12 2014 06:14 PM | Updated as of Feb 13 2014 02:14 AM

MANILA - Members of the Philippine Navy donated a day’s worth of their subsistence allowances to help in the construction of school buildings in calamity-devastated Leyte and Bohol.

A Navy man receives a subsistence allowance of P90 per day.

Navy chief Vice Adm. Jose Luis Alano also asked regular and civilian personnel to donate a day’s worth of their meal allowances to the same cause.

The Navy has so far generated P1.8 million.

Victims in Yolanda-battered Leyte and earthquake-hit Bohol earlier appealed to the Navy Civil Military Operations Group for new school buildings.

“They asked for the construction of school buildings...To them, school building is not a place where children are taught but also a place where children learn how to interact with other children. School buildings are valuable to them,” said Marine Col. Edgardo Arevalo.

He said an unspecified amount was also generated by Navy Officers’ Wives Association, Philippine Military Academy-Navy chapter, and Navy Golf Club.

Arevalo said personnel of the Naval Combat Engineering Brigade will also lead in the construction of the school buildings to save on labor.

“The materials will be bought, using the amount generated by the Navy,” he said.