The Armed Forces of the Philippines has sounded the alarm on scammers attempting to make money off well- that means Filipinos who need to give money to soldiers preventing in Marawi City.
AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla on Wednesday (June 21) urged the public to course their donations solely by way of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) created by the navy.
“There has been an observable increase in scammers trying to raise money for our soldiers by way of benefit dinners, lunches or what have you. So please do not believe them until you have verified because there’s only one legitimate account that receives donations for soldiers and for the affected civilians of Marawi and these were the two Land Bank accounts that were announced earlier with the corresponding amounts deposited to date,” Padilla stated at a press briefing in Malacañang.
The particulars of Land Bank accounts are as follows: AFP Marawi Casualty with account quantity 00000552107128, and Marawi IDP with account quantity 00000552107136.
The Marawi IDP account presently has a deposit of P187,500 whereas the Marawi Casualty has P508,500.