25 April 2017

The 220th Airlift Wing transported a civilian patient, Mr Bonifacio Gazingan, 90 years old, from Puerto Princesa, Palawan to Manila.

Aware of the medical needs of the patient who is suffering from back pain brought about by old age, the aircrew of the C-130 aircraft led by its Pilot-in-Command Maj Jose Mari Manalo PAF together with the S-7 team from the Air Force General Hospital immediately assisted him.

This significant flight is not new to the various airlift operations of the Wing using other type of aircraft such as the F-127, C-295, and N-22. For a very long time, airlifters have been instrumental in responding to these situations – offering their piloting skills for wounded military personnel requiring immediate medical attention, help families in need and enabling them to receive vital treatment that might be inaccessible due to financial, medical and geographic limitations, and for other humanitarian purposes.

Truly, the fulfillment brought by this simple act of kindness is overwhelming and as our Wing Commander, Brigadier General Nicolas C Parilla AFP kept on saying and now the mantra of every Airlifter, “Your happiness is our business!”

Credits to Major Beltran PAF