MANILA – Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay led the blessing of 50 newly acquired troop carrier trucks in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Tuesday.
The ceremony was held at the PA Grandstand, Army spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala said in a statement.
The troop carrier trucks, designated as KM-250, were procured by the Army through the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.
“(The) KM-250s, along with their other counterparts, have become synonymous (with) the Army’s sustainment operations. These two-and-a-half-ton workhorses are all over the country – in internal security operations, development efforts, reliefs, partnerships, and now in our pandemic operations,” Gapay said.
These vehicles will augment the PA’s existing mobility assets and were temporarily issued to the Army Support Command to further increase its mobility readiness. They will be used in operations against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.
“Let us take care of our vehicles, and keep them always on top working condition. As more transports enable us to become more mobile, we ensure that our service keeps rolling smoothly,” he said. (ia/PNA)