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EMS Team Focuses on Equipment Rehabilitation and Repair
Equipment are important and used daily in every operation, in this way every tasks are easily accomplished, this equipment are a useful tool for different scope of work that’s why the EMS team are centralized on its working condition. Almost every equipment from cranes up to light vehicles were repaired and maintained everyday to ensure its proper operation and function, scope of work includes overhaul of engines, installation of needed parts from body repair to painting. This are the duties of the personnel’s of the Equipment Maintenance Company headed by 1LT ROY C. TAPAT “Ironmen” as they are called for their tough hands, skills and ingenuity are needed to this solid chariots of change. Almost a million pesos was used for these equipment for their repair ranging from tires, hydraulics, replacement of oil and filter and body repair, all of this are given importance to ensure smooth flow of operation.
Another Journey to the Last Frontier
Pag-Asa (Hope) island, the biggest island in the Kalayaan Group of Islands has a 34 hectare land area located west of Puerto Princesa City was declared a municipality and is being occupied by a majority of AFP Western Command personnel to establish superficial protection in its national territory. During the visit of then CSAFP Gen Hermogenes C Esperon last March 29 2007 paved the idea to build Two Transient Facilities to improve troop housing and as billeting for future civilian guests, The 51st Engineer Brigade was chosen to be the project administrator and directed the Engineer Maintenance Battalion as the implementing unit.
The development of Pag-Asa paves a way for future eco-tourism, scientific and environmental research, with vast deposit of natural oil, minerals and gas exploration the area will definitely turn into an economic zone and development although the two Transients Facilities may seem small this will provide our troops a modest but descent billeting facility and boost their morale this is our way of showing our support to our fellow comrades.