By Salve Daculla
MANILA — The Philippine Coast Guard seems to not know the meaning of the word tired as its personnel continue to help in the distribution of the government’s aid to victims of strong typhoons to hit the country recently.
Based on the latest reports, the PCG at the Port of Tacloban loaded 50 units of fiberglass boats, 50 units of stainless shafting, and 42 units of 7.5HP marine diesel engine aboard BRP Lapu-Lapu (MMOV-5001) in Tacloban City, Leyte this morning.
The said supplies were procured by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region VIII and will be distributed to local fishermen who lost their fishing resources amid the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly in the Bicol region.
After embarkation, the BRP Lapu-Lapu (MMOV-5001) will ensure the safe and swift transport of the boats and other fishing equipment to the Port of Tabaco in Albay.
Meanwhile, the relief efforts for the victims of typhoon Ulysses in Cagayan and Isabela is still on going, as donations from different organization and people continue to pour.
PCG reiterates its announcement that the needed donations are food, water and hygiene kits.
Coast guard also assured the donors as well as the public that they will use all their assets, ship, helicopter and trucks to deliver the relief faster and safer.
They also reminded those who still want to donate that they can contact PCG Public Affairs through mobile phones 0927-5607729 and 0930-377 5581 or they can just drop it off in their National Headquarters at Pier 15, Port area, Manila. (AI/MTVN)