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400 AFP men tapped to help contain bird flu outbreak

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By Aaron Recuenco

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be deploying at least 400 soldiers to help contain the spread avian influenza or bird flu in Pampanga.

Col. Edgard Arevalo, chief military information officer, said they may start deploying troops tomorrow in various areas of Pampanga based on the instruction that would be given by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

A caretaker attends to a poultry of fowls at Brgy San Carlos, San Luis Pampanga, August 11 2017. According tot he Deaprtment of Agriculture, around 37,000 fowls have died of the Avian Influenza Type A Subtype H5 in San Luis town, Pampanga prompting them to cull around 200,000 fowls to control the spread of the virus. (Mark Balmores | Manila Bulletin)

A caretaker attends to a poultry of fowls at Brgy San Carlos, San Luis Pampanga, August 11 2017.
(Mark Balmores | Manila Bulletin)

He revealed that it was the Agriculture department which requested the deployment of around 4oo soldiers.

“This is yet to be executed in the sense that we have to gather this particular number of personnel, provide them with the necessary briefing so that they will know what role they would undertake when they are deployed to Pampanga to help,” said Arevalo.

Arevalo said the soldiers will be tapped from the Northern Luzon Command based on the orders given by the top military leadership.

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