MANILA – Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Tuesday sent a medical team and free pizza to boost the morale of soldiers manning the checkpoints set up to implement the 30-day enhanced community quarantine in Luzon following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Col. Ramon Zagala, PA spokesperson, said the medical team and pizzas were sent to troops deployed to quarantine assistance stations located at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Smart Connect Exit, Parada, Valenzuela City; McArthur Highway, Malanday, Valenzuela City; NLEX Camachile Exit, Caloocan City and Alat Bridge, Bagong Silang, Quirino Highway, Caloocan City.
About 441 troopers were deployed last March 17 to man these checkpoints.
Aside from these, Army assistant chief-of-staff for personnel, Col. Potenciano C. Gamba, also visited the troops and lauded them for their services.
Gamba assured them that the Army got their backs as they perform their duties.
“Stay healthy always and remember that your health is crucial in the fight against the unseen enemy, which is the Covid-19,” he added. (PNA)