More than 2,000 letters of gratitude have poured in from students in Metro Manila for soldiers fighting terrorists in Marawi City after a doctor started a donation drive for garments and thank-you notes to help keep their spirit up.
Dr. Tiger Garrido has gathered around 600 pairs of black socks and underwear after launching "Oplan Malasakit" drive on his Facebook account on June 12, Independence Day.
After delivering goods in Kampo Ranao in Marawi with his friend Joe Green, Garrido learned from the soldiers that they lacked socks and underwear.
A soldier, who is also his friend, told the doctor that receiving letters from their loved ones kept the soldiers' spirit high.
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