MANILA, Philippines – The United States (U.S.) government has donated some P54.8 million worth of supplies to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the US Embassy in Manila said on Tuesday.
In a statement, the embassy said the supplies will assist the BFP in fulfilling its mandate as the country’s chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agency.
The BFP is one of the primary agencies engaged in decontamination and response activities against COVID-19.
The embassy said the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency has been assisting the BFP and other Philippine agencies in responding to CBRN incidents and conducting chemical inspections and decontamination operations.
It is also aiding the bureau and other Philippine agencies in developing counter-weapons of mass destruction capabilities, the embassy added.