MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received on Friday some 5,000 dressed chickens from a Thai food firm to sustain soldiers at checkpoints as part of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The donation from Chaoren Pokphand Foods (CPF) was coursed through the Embassy of Thailand in Manila, AFP public affairs office chief, Capt. Jonathan Zata said in a statement.
These chickens will be fed to soldiers in the frontlines implementing the 30-day quarantine. They will also be distributed to the various units in Luzon through the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.
“We thank the Chaoren Pokphand Foods, the Government of Thailand through Ambassador Vasing Ruangprateepsang for this kind gesture,” AFP chief-of-staff, Gen. Filemon Santos Jr. said.
He said the donation will go a long way in sustaining military efforts in helping the government contain the Covid-19.
AFP deputy chief-of-staff for civil-military operations, Maj. Gen. Edgardo de Leon accepted the donation from Ruangprateepsang in a brief ceremony at the GHQ Canopy Area in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
He was assisted by the Thai Defense and Armed Forces Attaché and CPF executives. (PNA)