OFW group treats five Zamboanga City siege soldiers to buffet lunch, movie on Christmas Day

The soldiers decided to watch <em>Girl, Boy, Bakla Tomboy.</em>

Jaime Laude of The Philippine Star reports that a group of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has decided to play Santa to five soldiers who were wounded in the Zamboanga siege last September by surprising them with a free buffet lunch and movie treat on Christmas Day.


According to the report, Navy Petty Officer 3 (PO3) Arturo Balaus, S/Sgt. Weny Palalimpa, Cpl. Jose Jelly Bardon of the Philippine Army (PA) and Pfc. Edgardo Jose, Pfc. Eugene Contao of the Philippine Marines were temporarily discharged from confinement at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC) in Quezon City to enjoy the treat given to them by the OFW group.

Army spokesman Maj. Harold Cabunoc said the soldiers decided to watch the comedy flick Girl, Boy, Bakla Tomboy instead of the other romantic and action-packed entries in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). He explained that the soldiers "did not want to watch war flicks since they are already familiar with the situation in the frontlines, while love stories will only hurt them more since they are always alone and away from their families and loved ones."



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