By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) operating unit Fleet Marine Ready Force (FMRF) has deployed disaster response and recovery teams (DRRTs) through Naval Task Force (NTF) 83 in Marikina yesterday, September 8, as Typhoon Jolina makes its way near the National Capital Region.
NTF 83 has been organized since September 6. Its deployment is also in preparation for the imminent impact of the potential Super Typhoon Kiko as it moves closer to the eastern part of the country.
They are composed of fleet and marine forces from the Manila and Cavite area and are equipped with rubber boats, trucks, and other necessary rescue and mobility equipment.
Meanwhile, other PN operating forces in Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Cebu have also ensured the preparedness of their respective disaster response and recovery teams for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) deployment.
The PN always stands ready to render necessary assistance and services to the Filipino people especially in times of disasters, calamities, and emergencies through its fully equipped and deployable DRRTs. (ai/mtvn)