Army gets cash for purchase of ventilators

By Priam Nepomuceno

March 31, 2020, 10:50 am

<p><strong>HELPING FIGHT VS. COVID-19.</strong> Army assistant chief-of-staff for personnel, Col. Potenciano Camba (2nd from right) receives cash donation worth PHP550,000 from the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) during the signing of a deed of donation at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Monday (March 30, 2020). The amount will be used to buy ventilators as part of the efforts to help contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).<em> (Photo courtesy of Army Chief Public Affairs Office)</em></p>

HELPING FIGHT VS. COVID-19. Army assistant chief-of-staff for personnel, Col. Potenciano Camba (2nd from right) receives cash donation worth PHP550,000 from the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) during the signing of a deed of donation at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Monday (March 30, 2020). The amount will be used to buy ventilators as part of the efforts to help contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). (Photo courtesy of Army Chief Public Affairs Office)

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) on Monday has received cash donation worth PHP550,000, which it will use to buy ventilators as part of efforts to help contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a statement Tuesday, PA spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala said the amount was donated by the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC).

The amount was officially given to PA assistant chief-of-staff for personnel, Col. Potenciano Camba, during a deed of donation signing event together with PAFCPIC representative, retired Brig. Gen. Fernando S. Zabat.

Zagala said the PA will use the money to purchase a number of the paraPAC plus Model 300 & Model 310 ventilators that will serve as portable devices for the ventilation of adults, children, and infants during transportation and emergencies.

Meanwhile, PA commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay thanked PAFCPIC for its donation.

"We are truly grateful for our stakeholders who give their support as we fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe that the purchase of the equipment, made possible by the donation, will serve as a means in the Army’s operations against such a health crisis,” he added. (PNA)

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