Marines help health frontliners save lives in Palawan

Published April 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Aira Genesa Magdayao

Humanity matters especially with the continued threat of the virus that causes COVID-19 disease in the country, soldiers of the Philippine Marines in Palawan realized.

The troops from the 3rd Marine Brigade through their Commander BGen Nestor Herico delivered food packs to three hospitals in the city of Puerto Princesa on Wednesday.

3rd Marine Brigade personnel in based in Palawan distributes food packs to its fellow front liners in three hospitals in Puerto Princesa City. (3rd Marine Brigade via Aira Magdayao / MANILA BULLETIN)
3rd Marine Brigade personnel in based in Palawan distributes food packs to its fellow front liners in three hospitals in Puerto Princesa City. (3rd Marine Brigade via Aira Magdayao / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to Civil Military Operations (CMO) officer Captain Orchie Bobis, they may not be directly involved in saving lives of COVID-19 victims but their role of providing support for frontliners is also important.

“We may not be saving lives the way healthcare workers do, but this simple manner of delivering these items show that we care and we are one with them in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bobis said.

She said that frontliners are the people who willing to offer their services and lives despite of the possible infection by handling the COVID-19 patients.

“I know the risk due to possible community transmission of this virus, but above all, humanity matters. Tuwing iaabot namin ang mga pagkain sa nurses or doctors, ramdam namin yung galak at kanilang pasasalamat sa mga nagbibigay-pugay sa kanilang patuloy na pagtratrabaho at sakripisyo bilang frontliners.The virus is out there and they can get infected. But they still work because they ought to serve beyond the call of duty,” Bobis added.

Bobis said that Marissa Datuin, a wife of an Army General, was instrumental in connecting 3rd Marine Brigade for the donation of the food packs for the people fighting in the frontlines during the enhanced community quarantine.

 
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