Armed Forces accepts 5,000 dressed chicken from Thai Ambassador

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received 5,000 dressed chicken from Chaoren Pokphand Foods (CPF) through the Embassy of Thailand in Manila on Friday, March 20.

Photo by TSgt Randulf Obinque PAF/ PAOAFP

The donation will benefit SOLDIERS WHO ARE IN THE FRONTLINES IMPLEMENTING the Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon in support to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations Major General Edgardo De Leon accepted the donation from the Ambassador of Thailand His Excellency Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng in a brief ceremony held at the GHQ Canopy Area. He was assisted by the Thai Defense and Armed Forces Attaché and head executives from the Thai Company.

“CPF operates integrated agro-industrial and food business, including livestock and aquaculture such as swine, broiler, layer, duck, shrimp, and fish,” says the donor’s website.

The dressed chicken will be distributed to the different units in Luzon through the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.

“We thank the Chaoren Pokphand Foods, the Government of Thailand through Ambassador Vasing Ruangprateepsang for this kind gesture,” General Santos Jr said.

“Our men and women on the ground are risking their life in a different, but crucial battle. This will certainly go a long way in sustaining our efforts as an institution and a nation in battling COVID-19,” General Santos Jr added. ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES