CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The Armed Forces of the Philippines Savings and Loans Association, Inc. (AFPSLAI) Pagadian Branch officially turns over a new ambulance to Tabak Division Monday, August 2, at Kuta Major Cesar L Sang-an Station Hospital here.
“We will provide universal access to basic and advanced life support by providing emergency or quick transfer to our patients, especially to our men and women in uniform and possibly to the local community as well,” said Ms. Armi Lou F. Austria, the Acting Branch Head AFPSLAI Pagadian Branch.
Ms. Austria also added that AFPSLAI has always considered themselves very lucky for the opportunity to serve the Philippine Army while the latter serves the country.
The donated ambulance was formally accepted by Maj. Gen. Gene M. Ponio, the commander, 1ID. Thereafter follows the blessing of the vehicle, signing of the deed of donation, and the turn over of the key.
Maj. Gen. Ponio expressed his gratefulness to AFPSLAI and assured Ms. Austria that the vehicle will be taken care of and will undoubtedly perform according to its function, providing emergency care to injured soldiers performing their duties.
“AFPSLAI has been our partner and has provided financial services to our soldiers. Keep on supporting the Philippine Army, and we are hopeful that AFPSLAI will never get tired of helping our soldiers and the Army units,” added Maj. Gen. Ponio.
The commander also presented a plaque of appreciation to AFPSLAI Pagadian Branch for its continued support to the 1st Infantry Division and for donating one unit of ambulance essential to the health services of the Division.