Guv, AFP beef up army reserves in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command urged the support of Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda in the recruitment of army reserves in the province.

This was gleaned during the visit of BGen. Carlos Buendia, brigade commander of the AFP together with the troops’ officials and reservists yesterday at the Capitol Compound here.

Buendia said, “the governor was receptive of the idea since the province has yet to form a reserve unit which may respond in times of natural phenomena and man-made disasters.”

“Doctors, dentists, nurses, and other professionals may apply to be in the reserve unit. The recruits will then be trained by AFP, “He added.

According to Buendia, the said reserve unit will be considered semi-military because they will only be summoned when help is called for.

In the meantime, Governor Delta and the AFP are still waiting for the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) before the conduct of mass recruitment.

This is in pursuant to Republic Act No. 7077 or the Citizen’s Armed Force Act, which seeks to use citizens as instruments for national preparedness and survival.