Air Force MD-520MG armed helicopter holds leaflets drop in Zamboanga with Army unit


Philippine Air Force (PAF) McDonnell Douglas 520MG Defender armed helicopter, operating under Tactical Operations Group (TOG) 9, has conducted COVID-19 leaflets dropĀ in far-flung barangays of Siayan town, Zamboanga del Norte and Barangay Balonai in Midsalip town, Zamboanga del Sur.

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Philippine Army 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) said that careful planning and execution was conducted with help from military pilots of TOG 9.

“Delivery of accurate and timely information is critical in these trying times. Being equipped with information about the unseen enemy can save someone’s life,” 53IB said.

“Aside from COVID-19 information leaflets, the troops also dropped information leaflets about the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government,” the Army battalion added. “This intends to encourage Communist-NPA terrorists still in the hinterlands to avail of the programs and initiatives of the government.”