Army helps haul, repack food packs for COVID-19 affected households

Personnel of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade help haul and repack food packs to be distributed to the affected families of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Negros Occidental. (Photo courtesy of 303rd IBde)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde) has provided manpower and transportation assistance during the hauling and repacking of food packs in key areas in Negros Occidental.

A total of 2,400 food packs were hauled to be distributed to the different local government units (LGUs) while the province is under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

It was initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development -6 (DSWD-6) to provide relief to the affected families due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They also helped in the repacking of a total of 180 sacks of assorted food packs of relief goods for affected families of the ECQ.

Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd lBde commander said that, “Your Army in Negros has its full support to the efforts of the LGU to help prevent and contain the possible spread of COVID19 in the province.

“We will provide troops or manpower as well as our mobility assets for this endeavor,” he added.

The joint efforts of the Army, police, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), LGUs and civilian volunteers only proves that the  “bayanihan spirit” to alleviate the lives of our fellow Filipinos is indeed working in this time of crisis, he said.

Pasaporte also urged the Negrenses to do their part to help the government in the fight against COVID-19.

“Let’s obey and follow all the guidelines and safety tips set forth by our government,” he said.