Army’s CBRN Unit Helps Disinfect Troops Manning Checkpoints

Army’s CBRN Unit Helps Disinfect Troops Manning Checkpoints

Spotlight

GSIS To Launch Two Mobile Apps This October

Mas madali mo nang ma-access ang iyong GSIS account gamit ang bagong mobile application nito!

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

The Philippine Army (PA) is utilizing its Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) unit to decontaminate and disinfect troops manning the checkpoints throughout Luzon which is under enhanced community quarantine due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

PA chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay in a media interview during the PA’s 123rd-anniversary rites on Monday morning said the CBRN unit is trained for such tasks and these procedures are done shortly after the PA personnel are relieved during the night by fresh troops.

Around 441 Army soldiers were deployed since last March 17 to man checkpoints enforcing the 30-day enhanced community quarantine being implemented in Luzon to contain the Covid-19.

“Troops are decontaminated before they rest for the night,” Gapay said in Filipino.

He also said troops who have completed their tour of manning the checkpoints undergo 14-day quarantine at an Army gymnasium where there are prepared quarters for them.

“They’ll be having some activities during the 14 days and they’ll be monitored,” Gapay said.

Gapay said one soldier has been considered a “person under monitoring” after experiencing fever, which he said, maybe due to fatigue he suffered after his checkpoint duty north of Metro Manila.

He said the PA is planning to tap PA camps nationwide as “massive containment facilities” if needed.

The Army hospitals or medical facilities inside military camps or bases have “isolation rooms” and stand-by medical teams on 24/7 duty, he added.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the PA canceled its scheduled PA anniversary activities to focus on its humanitarian assistance and disaster response which include providing transportation assistance for medical professionals and other essential workers in Metro Manila during the community quarantine period.

Other PA’s initiatives include coordination with stakeholders and private individuals in extending help to frontline workers and poor communities at risk of the virus like providing transportation and distribution of food and other supplies to medical facilities.

The Army also intensified camp precautionary measures and regular training and education to personnel whose duties include processing potentially infected persons. (PNA)

Photo Credit: facebook.com/PhilippineArmy2028

Kapuso Barangayan On Wheels: Reaching Out To More Filipinos In The Regions

GMA Regional TV's Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels continues to reach out to more Filipinos across the country!

PH COVID-19 Recoveries Rise By 740

Bilang ng mga naka-recovr mula sa COVID-19, tumaas ayon sa Department of Health.

Hontiveros Files Resolution For The ‘World Day Of The Poor’ On Nov. 15

"Ngayong nasa gitna tayo ng krisis, mas marami ang nagugutom at naghihirap. We can't turn a blind eye to them. Now, more than ever, we need to sustain our compassion to help the poor and reach out to them. Bilang lingkod ng bayan, huwag natin silang kalimutan. Huwag natin silang pabayaan at patuloy tayong magsilbi para sa kanila gaya ng ating sinumpaan."

Morissette, Jason, And Kikx To Drop Midnite Remix Of ‘Diyan Ba Sa Langit’

Morisette and Jason Dy drop a song for the departed loved ones, in time for the All Souls' Day.

Tarlac City Residents Asked To Observe ‘Undas’ Guidelines

Tarlac City reminds residents to strictly comply with guidelines governing the observance of the All Saints’ Day or Undas.

BDO Leasing Earns P135 Million In 9M 2020

BDO Leasing records P135 million in net income for the first nine months of 2020, reversing the P39 million loss in the comparative period last year largely due to lower interest and financing charges.

Manila North Cemetery Now Padlocked For ‘Undas’

The Manila Police District and the management of the Manila North Cemetery have padlocked the cemetery starting 5 p.m. Wednesday, in compliance with government order on the closure of cemeteries, columbariums and memorial parks during "Undas."

DSWD Distributes P1.2-M Worth Of Aid To ‘Quinta’ Victims

DSWD, namahagi ng tulong pinansyal sa mga biktima ng typhoon “Quinta.”