RESIDENTS in isolated towns in Eastern Visayas received the supplies of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines through the help of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) S70i Black Hawk helicopter.

"Tactical Operations Group (TOG) 8 has always been a dependable partner. In our campaign against terrorism, in times of disaster, and even in our fight against this pandemic,” said Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Task Force (AFP-JTF) Storm and 8th Infantry Division Commander Major General Edgardo De Leon.

De Leon then lauded the officers and personnel of TOG 8- Magellan “for being reliable and steadfast in support of the JTF Storm's cause.”

“We also take this opportunity to thank President Rodrigo Duterte for modernizing the AFP. It helped us better defend and serve our people," De Leon said.

On June 16, 2022 alone, the Black Hawk delivered Covid 19 vaccines to Suluan and Homonhon Islands in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

The Department of Health (DOH)Eastern Visayas requested the trip to administer booster shots to the residents of two historical islands, the army official said. (SunStar Philippines)