THE Philippine Army's 1st Infantry "Tabak" Division has recruited three nurses to beef up the workforce of Camp Sang-an Station Hospital amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Major General Generoso Ponio, 1st Infantry Division commander, said they were recruited in line with the Philippine Army's recruitment program and the need of registered nurses in the organization.
Ponio administered the oath of the three nurses in a ceremony held Monday, June 1, in Camp Cesar Sang-an, which houses the Army's 1st Infantry Division headquarters in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.
Ponio said the newly enlisted nurses, whose names were withheld, will be ranked privates as required in the special enlistment program of the Philippine Army.
Ponio, together with Brigadier General Bagnus Gaerlan Jr., Assistant Division commander, and Colonel Pompeyo Jason Almagro, Division Chief of Staff, pinned the unit patch Tabak to the three recruits as part of the acceptance of the unit.
"You are called to serve, reinforce and strengthen the organization in its fight against the invisible enemy. Likewise, our support to the LGUs (local government units) who continuously serve the people who were affected by the pandemic is sustained," Ponio told the three nurses.
He told them to serve with courage, loyalty and professionalism.
He said they will undergo military training upon the start of regular quota for candidate soldiers. (SunStar Zamboanga)