PRO 8 Readies Additional Quarantine Isolation Facility

PRO 8 Readies Additional Quarantine Isolation Facility


Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetic, Palo, LeyteWith the scourge of the public health crisis known as COVID-19, Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA in coordination with the Regional Headquarters Support Unit 8 (RHSU 8) headed by PLTCOL ALFREDO G TADEFA, Officer-in-Charge, has converted the former AFPSLAI Building within the camp into a Quarantine Isolation Facility on April 7, 2020 and is now ready for occupancy.

At present, there is a nationwide total of fifty (50) infected PNP frontliners who are confirmed COVID-19 cases with three (3) deaths[1][2].

As part of its COVID-19 precautionary measures, PRO 8 converted the former AFPSLAI Building located inside the Camp into a Quarantine Isolation Facility for its PNP personnel who will be classified as suspect, probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19[3]. The converted building can accommodate five (5) PNP personnel at any one time. It has two (2) separate rooms for Male and Female personnel. Each room has its own individual comfort and shower rooms. The facility will be managed by doctors and nurses from the Regional Health Service 8 (RHS 8) of this PRO.

With the activation of the additional facility, the PRO 8 leadership clearly demonstrates its sincere support for the welfare of its personnel in anticipation of the possible infection of some of its police frontliners.

“Containing the spread of this pandemic is everybody’s concern. To all our hero cops in the frontlines, exercise extra care and caution in dealing with the community as you perform your mandated duties and responsibilities. As indelible proof of our concern for the welfare of our police frontliners, we have prepared this facility for those who might be suspected of COVID-19 for their isolation and for them to be taken care of by RHS 8 medical personnel and ensure their speedy recovery,” says RD Balba.

For your inquiries, your PRO8 may be reached through the following social media accounts: Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or Youtube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8) #RHSU 8#RHS 8 #15A #AG



1 Philippine National Police FB Page
2 Department of Health New Guidelines