By Glen S. Ramos/Benjamin F. Cuaresma
MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Saturday departed the Naval Station Jose Andrada to transport various consolidated relief goods to Cagayan for the basic daily needs of typhoon-affected residents there.
The commodities were boarded on the Philippine Navy vessel Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Davao Del Sur (LD602) which departed South Harbor, Manila on December 5, 2020.
According to ship captain, Cmdr. Elmer Toriado, they are carrying about 76 tons of assorted relief goods donated by various personalities, private organizations and government agencies.
Toriado said the mission is spearheaded by the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and the Civil-Military Operations Group of the Philippine Navy (CMOG-PN) with the strong and unending support of the partner-stakeholders.
“As part of our humanitarian efforts, the PN continues to provide support by deploying all available assets in aid of relief and rehabilitation efforts intended for the people who were gravely affected by the recent calamities,” he said.
“We are one with the local government units in bringing prompt, responsive and effective assistance in helping communities recover from another calamity amid the ongoing pandemic,” he emphasized.
The province of Cagayan continues to be battered by calamity and has yet to recover from the massive flooding brought about by the recent typhoons. (AI/FC/MTVN)