Army reservists demonstrate abilities to respond to disasters

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Army reservists, including doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers, exhibited their disaster response skills at Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

In coordination with the Agusan del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Office of Civil Defense, and other private sector partners, a team of 40 reservists from the 1502nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (RRIBn) of the 1502nd Community Defense Center (CDC) demonstrated their capability.

“To further enhance their capabilities, reservists are also undergoing Basic Life Support (BLS), Incident Command System (ICS), and Water Search and Rescue Training (WASAR) courses,” 1502nd CDC commander Maj. Marlon Bagara said.

Meanwhile, the Commanding General, Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, lauded the reservists for their crucial role in nation-building.

“I commend our reserve units for their steadfast commitment in upgrading their disaster-response capabilities. Rest assured, the Philippine Army leadership is committed to the development of a capable and mobilizable reserve force that will effectively complement our regular troops,” said Lt. Gen. Centino.

The Army now has about 45,000 ready reserves and 681,000 standby reserves on standby to assist with humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and other non-combat tasks.

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