From Katropa DWDD-CRS Virtual RTV Website (Dec 19): Army chief delivers Christmas gift to soldiers at AFP Health Service Command
FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila- As a way of tribute and to lighten their morale, Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto, Army Commanding General, along with his key staff visited the troops confined at the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Health Service Command (AFPHSC) in Quezon City today, December 18, 2018....
Currently, a total of 347 Army soldier are confined in AFPHSC due to various infirmities and conditions which are mostly combat related.
The activity also coincided with the visit of the new Chief of Staff, AFP, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. with the same intent and purpose.
During the event, a simple program was prepared by AFPHSC led by Brig. Gen, Augustus H. De Villa held at the Multi-purpose auditorium which was highlighted by the handing-over of Christmas gift packs to the confined soldiers. A room visitation was also conducted by the CSAFP and CGPA to personally meet and greet those who are suffering from serious conditions and cannot be ambulated.
In his message, CGPA said “I want to assure you that the Army is working to ensure that you will be given the highest support and quality health services most especially to all battle casualties and service related injuries. To those who need prosthetics we are getting the best available supply in the market. Cost is not a problem, what is important is that our casualties get the best we can give”.
He also averred that the Philippine Army is initiating ways to further push forward the necessary health services to the line units aside from upgrading the capacity of the Army General Hospital. He is personally overseeing the necessary improvement of vital medical services and healthcare for Army soldiers so that they can return to normalcy as a combat-fit soldier.
The Chief of Staff, AFP for his part acknowledged the heroism and gallantry of those who got wounded, with some lost their limbs in the course of safeguarding the freedom and democracy of our country. In his message, he said that, “the Christmas Gifts we have brought are just simple token and maybe not enough to repay you of your great sacrifices. But all I wish is to make you happy and share with you the spirit of this Yuletide season in my capacity as your Chief of Staff.”
The Philippine Army as part of its mandate will continue and remain the people’s all season servant and protector. It shall continue to serve and be on guard in distant places, away from their loved ones just to ensure that people are safe during this Holiday season. # OACPA HPA