Baler Aurora – In connection with the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to emerging COVID-19 infectious disease, troops of Bravo Company of 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion Philippine Army led by 1LT BOBBY FERRER (INF) PA under the supervision of LTC REANDREW P RUBIO INF (GSC) PA, Acting Commanding Officer together with MSWDO Dinalungan headed by Ms. Jelica Marie E Rada, RSW, and PNP personnel participated in the quick repacking of relief goods and distributions to the barangays of Dinalungan, Aurora on 25 March 2020.
The 91st IB also provided transportation assistance in hauling five hundred (500) food packs from DSWD Regional Office 3 Maimpis, Pampanga intended for the affected families in Dingalan, Aurora on same day.
Meanwhile, members of 307th Aurora Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion of the 3rd Regional Community Defense Group under MAJ ELEANOR M PRADO (RES) PA assisted the LGU-Baler in repacking of assorted goods on 24 March 2020.
It can be recalled that the SINAGTALA troopers were dispatched to augment the DOH, PNP, and LGUs in the implementation of ECQ based on the Presidential Proclamation Number 922 “Declaring of State of Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, Presidential Proclamation Number 929 “Declaring a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines, and the Executive Orders issued by Hon Christian M Noveras, Acting Governor of Aurora.
LTC RUBIO expressed his appreciation to the members of IATF and other agencies for their untiring support extended to the people of Aurora.
“This is a typical example of “Bayanihan” concept wherein all government agencies down to Barangay level have done their part and shown its concerns for the welfare of their constituents,” Rubio said.
Likewise, COL ANDREW COSTELO INF (GSC) PA, appreciated the efforts and initiative of the troops for closely coordinating the LGUs, DOH and other front liners to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and to save lives.