Military ready to help trace coronavirus ‘close contacts’ – AFP civil relations chief

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The defense department is at the helm of implementing the national government’s plan to address the coronavirus pandemic, and that largely involves the military.

But what help can the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) offer in combating the spread of a virus?

JC Gotinga

JC Gotinga often reports about the West Philippine Sea, the communist insurgency, and terrorism as he covers national defense and security for Rappler. He enjoys telling stories about his hometown, Pasig City. JC has worked with Al Jazeera, CNN Philippines, News5, and CBN Asia.