With the desire to help those in need, the CC & MMM Lending Corporation together with Kabataan Para sa Pag-Asenso (KPSP) distributed grocery items and livelihood assistance to the Friends Rescued (FR) students of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) Project Good Life on August 13, 2021.
CC & MMM Lending Corporation CEO Marilou Felicia in her message told the FRs that “Poverty is not a hindrance to success.” She also shared her story and encouraged the students that nothing is impossible if they work hard to achieve their dreams.
In his message, 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera thanked the CC & MMM Lending for their assistance to FRs, saying this will significantly help them in their transition to mainstream society.”
With your help, the FRs are now more capable to start their lives anew. With this, we express our utmost gratitude,” said Lt. Col. Herrera.
Project Good Life for Friends Rescued (FRs) is an inclusive wellbeing psychoeducation program initiated by 53IB in partnership with various organizations and national government agencies that aims to translate the result of initial strength-based research inquiry among former rebels of the 53rd Infantry Battalion to community extension service.
It is a need-based program for FRs to support Executive Order 70 signed by the President which institutionalizes the Whole-of-Nation approach to end local communist armed conflict in the country.