The Philippine Army launched the Physical and Mental Health Hygiene Modalities which is part of the month-long series of activities in celebration of the organization’s 125th founding anniversary on March 10, 2022 at the Headquarters Philippine Army Grandstand, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila.
Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., graced the activity that provided free services including Stress Relaxation, Luscher Color Test, Artificial Intelligence Assisted X-ray, Bone Scanning, Random Blood Sugar Testing, Cholesterol Screening, Oral Health Education, and Psychospiritual Counseling to Army personnel and civilian human resource. Pharmaceutical companies also provided free consultation and loot bags to event participants.
In his remarks, Lt. Gen. Brawner thanked personnel who manned the booths for supporting the command’s thrust to ensure the physical and mental health of soldiers. He also urged Army personnel to take advantage of the comprehensive physical and mental health programs which is in line with his guidance to take care of the Army’s most important resource.
“Today is a fitting opportunity for the Philippine Army to institutionalize a vital endeavor to ensure the overall health and mental well-being of the personnel and their families. Therefore, I would like to encourage everyone to have this mindset that we should remove the stigma that goes with mental health,” the CGPA said.
Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, Office of the Army Chief Surgeon, Office of the Army Chief Nurse, and Office of the Army Chief Dental Service organized the activity.