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30/06/2017: #OgopMarawi (Help Marawi)

The Philippine Army, in partnership with local non-governmental organizations, launched a relief operation program for Marawi City, Philippines on 13 June 2017 called #OgopMarawi.

"Ogop" in the local language means help.

In addition to giving aid to the internally displaced people of Marawi City, the #OgopMarawi drive also aims to help boost the morale of our Filipino soldiers deployed in the city to fight the Maute terrorists.

In this regard, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. is inviting Filipinos in the United States, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Islands, Commonwealth of Jamaica, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Republic of Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and U.S. Virgin Islands, to send letters of support or postcards to our military troops back home.

These letters of support and postcards may be sent to the Embassy's address as seen below:

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Bataan street, corner 1600 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Embassy will forward them to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Philippines for onward transmittal to the Philippine Army and for distribution to our soldiers at the frontlines.

The Embassy will send the first batch of letters to Manila on Friday, 14 July 2017.

Your share of letters of hope and love will go a long way in contributing to building a just and lasting peace in Mindanao. ###