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Ambulances, medical booths in Manila on Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' 117th Independence Day celebrations in different parts of the country are expected to draw large crowds on Friday, June 12.

In Manila, the health department will deploy ambulances and set up medical booths to ensure the health and safety of those who will join the celebrations. (READ: Why celebrate Philippine independence on June 12?)

Two ambulances will be located at the perimeter of the Quirino Grandstand and the Luneta Park flag pole, according to Health Secretary Janette Garin.

Each ambulance includes an emergency response team composed of 3 doctors, 3 nurses, and a team leader. They will be on standby on Friday for 10 hours, starting 7 am to 5 pm.

This year, Vice President Jejomar Binay will lead the 8 am flag raising ceremony which is part of the Independence Day celebration in Luneta Park. (READ: Aquino to mark 117th PH Independence in historic Iloilo town)

Booths will also be up along the Binhi ng Kalayaan garden path near Taft Avenue for medical, dental, and optical services which will be provided by health professionals from the following hospitals:

Here are tips from the health secretary for people who will join the Independence Day celebrations:

Garin advised the elderly, young children, and disabled persons to skip Friday's celebrations. – Rappler.com

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