Navy disaster teams conduct rescue ops for ‘Maring’ victims

Navy disaster teams conduct rescue ops for ‘Maring’ victims

MANILA – The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) has deployed two disaster response and rescue teams (DDRTs) to areas in the Ilocos region that were affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring.

In a statement late Tuesday, NFNL public affairs office chief Lt. Madel Ladera said the DRRT 1’s 11 personnel assisted the regional Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and were dispatched to conduct road clearing operations in Barangay Pallogan, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur and hauling and distribution of relief goods in Barangay Pudoc in the same town.

Meanwhile, the DRRT 2’s team of divers, equipped with rubber boats and outboard motor, was deployed to Barangay Sucoc Sur, Luna, La Union to conduct rescue operations.

“Navy reservists from Baguio City also were augmented to the CDRRMC (City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) Baguio City for the evacuation, search, and retrieval of victims flooding and landslide in Barangay M. Roxas, Baguio City,” Ladera said.

The DRRT of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 10 stationed in Barangay Aridowen, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan also evacuated 35 families from the village’s Purok 1, 2, and 3 to the Aridowen Elementary School.

“The Northern Luzon Command, through the NFNL, is one with the local government units in bringing prompt, responsive, and effective assistance to the communities affected by the typhoon amid the ongoing pandemic,” Ladera said. (PNA)

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