RESTORING COMMS. Equipment for the restoration of telecommunications services and other relief supplies are loaded in a C-130 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force which flew to Catanduanes on Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2020). On the same day, a PAF C-295 aircraft flew to the province and transported a total of 1,000 sacks of food packs from volunteer non-government organization Go Share. (Photo courtesy of Air Force Public Affairs Office)
MANILA – Two Philippine Air Force (PAF) transport aircraft brought equipment for the restoration of telecommunications services and other relief supplies to the typhoon-hit province of Catanduanes on Wednesday.
In a statement, Air Force spokesperson Lt. Col. Aristides Galang said PLDT-Smart Communications, in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and PAF, sent equipment to restore telecommunications services in severely-hit communities in the province.
“A PAF C-130 aircraft flew from Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City to Catanduanes on November 4, 2020 to perform the mission,” he added.
Aboard the same flight were 1,400 boxes of food packs and 82 sets of tents from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and seven communications equipment, one roll cable wire, two antennas and one generator set care of the 9th Infantry Division, were also transported to Catanduanes.
A PAF C-295 aircraft also flew to Catanduanes and transported a total of 1,000 sacks of food packs from volunteer non-government organization Go Share. (PNA)