Navy earmarks 1-day allowance for gov’t’s fight against COVID-19
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All sailor and marine officers and enlisted personnel donated one day of their subsistence allowance amounting to P3,595,500 to aid the national government in its continuing response to manage and mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cheques were formally turned over today, May 29, by the Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo to the Naval Task Force COVID 19 headed by the Secretary of the National Defense, Delfin Lorenzana and Executive Director of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), Usec. Ricardo Jalad at the OCD Building in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Also present in this activity were Fleet commander, Rear Adm. Loumer Bernabe, Marine Corps commandant Major Gen. Nathaniel Casem and Navy’s command master chief petty officer Freddie Asence.
Navy chief Bacordo in his earlier statement lauded the PN personnel and reservists for their utmost generosity in providing donations and relief assistance to the Filipino people affected by the dreaded coronavirus disease.
The Philippine Navy’s continuous effort to help the government by any means, may it be in the frontlines or through personal donation is a realization of its mandate of being in the service of the Filipino people especially during this time of crisis. (PN)