Monday, May 11, 2020

Navy taps 361 reservists for quarantine checkpoint duty

From the Philippine News Agency (May 11, 2020): Navy taps 361 reservists for quarantine checkpoint duty (By Priam Nepomuceno)

The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday announced that it has called up a total of 361 reservist officers and enlisted personnel to help regular troops manning checkpoints established to implement the enhanced community quarantine following the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak.

In a message, Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said of this number, 11 officers and 199 enlisted personnel or a total of 210 reserve troops are deployed in various parts of Pangasinan, Baguio City and Zambales.

Meanwhile, one officer and 150 enlisted personnel, or 151 reservist personnel, are deployed in Albay, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Quezon and Occidental Mindoro.

"This number of reservists are over and above the regular deployment of other naval forces," Roxas said.

Earlier, the PN has deployed over two battalions of regular sailors and Marines to man the various checkpoints for the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.

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