PASIG CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) — The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Gilbert Gapay on Thursday led the turnover of new metal prostheses to 25 military amputees currently confined at V. Luna Hospital in Quezon City.
The recipients, who were incapacitated due to combat operations, were given high-tech artificial limbs from Ottobock Philippines.
“The AFP salutes our battle casualties for the heroism they exemplified in the performance of their duties. While the prostheses do not amount to their exemplary act of sacrifice, I hope that it will help them ease back into their everyday lives,” General Gapay said.
He also assured that the AFP will continue to address the needs of the gallant soldiers in order for them to continue performing their sworn duty of protecting the people and securing the state, with the mental resilience that will help them find inner peace.
“Let us embark on this battle united. We must find ways — innovate, integrate, and unite for us to heal from within, for us to be stronger as an organization highly trusted by its people to be the first and last bastion of hope in crises both natural and manmade. Let us give them the best we got,” General Gapay said. (PIA NCR)