Philippine Army provides temporary shelter, aid to LSIs
PASIG CITY, June 17 (PIA) – To provide assistance to locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) in Metro Manila, the Philippine Army has provided temporary shelter, as well as food and medical aid to stranded passengers.
On Monday, Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay personally attended to over 200 LSIs currently staying at the Philippine Army Wellness Center (PAWC) located at the Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
“While we continue to provide shelter and basic necessities for them here at the Army Gymnasium, those who would want to extend further aid are highly encouraged. We will also help in terms of coordinating with their respective airlines. Our main priority is to keep them COVID-19 free so they can return to their families healthy,” said Gapay.
Aside from providing temporary shelter, the Philippine Army has also provided food and medical aid to stranded passengers. Military medical personnel are present to provide medical assistance and to ensure safety of LSIs against the threat of COVID-19.
The Philippine Army also provides transport service to NAIA for passengers who have confirmed flights back to their respective provinces. (Philippine Army/PIA-NCR)