The Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (AFPMBAI) continuously supports the uniformed services, especially in the most challenging of times. The recent devastation of typhoon Odette proved the Association’s commitment to provide prompt assistance to its uniformed members by donating power generators to help their disaster relief operations in the typhoon-stricken areas hampered by power outage.
The said generator sets will be transported through Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) C-130 planes and given to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and PAF), Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Visayas, Mindanao and CARAGA regions along with other relief goods, equipment and essentials.
A handover ceremony for the air-cooled silent-type diesel power generators was held last 22 December 2021 at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, where Maj Gen Connor Anthony D Canlas Sr, Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force received the donation from Maj Gen Rizaldo B Limoso PA (Ret), AFPMBAI President and CEO.
Maj Gen Limoso’s speech in the event further reinforced the need for immediate response to such calamities, “Though this disastrous event may have dampened our spirits seeing the deplorable state it has left our country, we pray that this humble Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of the AFPMBAI to aid in the disaster management efforts of our members from the uniformed personnel, be a reminder that while there is much to do in picking up the pieces to rebuild the nation, there is also much to live for, and to continue being hopeful for. For as long as the uniformed personnel continue selflessly serving, sacrificing to protect and safeguard the lives of the Filipinos, so shall the AFPMBAI continue rallying behind them in staunch service and to continue finding ways to plow back meaningful CSR projects to our members.”
Maj Gen Connor Anthony D Canlas Sr (left), Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force receives the certificate of donation from Retired Maj Gen Rizaldo B Limoso PA (right) for the initial 13 portable power generators donated by the AFPMBAI to the various uniformed services in light of the power outages brought by typhoon Odette in the affected regions of Visayas, Mindanao and the CARAGA.
Retired Maj Gen Rizaldo B Limoso PA delivers his remarks during the handover of donations ceremony held at the PAF Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on 22 December 2021.
In this photo, Maj Gen Connor Anthony D Canlas Sr (third from left), Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force and Retired Maj Gen Rizaldo B Limoso PA (third from right) are joined by other key officers from the PAF to include: Col Joel A Inacay PAF (MNSA), Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Logistics (A4); Col Alvin M Hate PAF (MNSA), Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Operations (A3); Col Vincent A Naldoza Jr PAF (MNSA), Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Civil Military Operations (A7); and LtC Rifiel Santiago G Sotto PAF, Group Commander PAF-Civil Military Operations Group .
Forming the delegation from the AFPMBAI are as follows:
Front Row (L-R): Retired Maj. Gen Nathaniel Y Casem PN, Head of Sales and Operations Group and Chief Operating Officer; Retired Col Eliezer R Galam PA, Head of Corporate Services Group and Chief Corporate Services Officer.
Back Row (L-R): Retired Brig Gen Rolando C Manalo PA, Head of Area & Branch Operations Division; Retired Maj Gen Dante M Hidalgo PN, Head of Real Estate Division; and Jeff Matthew L. Uy, Head of Social Services Office.