AFP completes two units of Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Taguig City

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CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines and WTA Architecture+Design Studio turned over two units of Emergency Quarantine Facilities (EQF) to Taguig-Pateros District hospital on June 30.

The turn over and blessing ceremonies were attended by Architect William Ti Jr. of the WTA Architecture + Designs Studio and  AFP Deputy Chief Engineer Col Arnfin A Arce and Col Lyndon Sollesta, Commander of the 51st Engineering Brigade.

“We appreciate all the generosity and support given to us by our partners in the completion of these projects. The 51st Engineering Brigade construction team is dedicated to carry out missions that shall help our government and our people in the fight against COVID-19,” Col Sollesta said.

The 73rd and 74th EQF can accommodate up to 25 patients with mild to no symptoms. The projects were funded by Reckitt Benckiser Philippines and the City Government of Taguig.

The facilities were built through the efforts of the Office of The Chief Engineer, AFP led by Major General William Ilagan through the construction team of 51st Engineering Brigade of the Philippine Army together with Architect Jeffrey Cheah of WTA as the site supervisor.

The EQF Team aims to complete 75 EQFs within and outside Metro Manila and has already completed 74 of which since March 28.

“The AFP leadership takes pride in the unwavering dedication of our troops in the completion of these facilities. The collective efforts of our partners and our troops pay off in a way that the entire nation is benefiting. You can rely on our organization to continue doing these efforts in the name of service,” AFP Chief of Staff, General Felimon T. Santos Jr said.