PNP RESPONDS TO ‘KARDING’ POST-DISASTER CALLS

PNP RESPONDS TO ‘KARDING’ POST-DISASTER CALLS

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has shifted its focus to clearing operations in greatly affected areas by Super Typhoon Karding.

Overall, the PNP deployed 1,584 personnel in the National Capital Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and Bicol regions for the Search, Rescue and Retrieval operations.

Following the response to the actual typhoon, the police organization has transitioned to helping the post-disaster efforts.

“Now that Karding has exited from the Philippine Area of Responsibility, our personnel will be assisting with clearing operations and relief operations. There is so much work to be done especially since many structures and houses were damaged by the storm,” PNP Officer-in-Charge, Police Lieutenant General Jose Chiquito M Malayo said.

He said police units have been continuously coordinating with their respective Local governments and disaster management authorities.

“Our assets, including our transportation and communication equipment were made available to augment in the rescue, relief and clearing operations. Tulong-tulong tayo sa pagbangon, sino man, saan man, kami ay handa kayong protektahan at pagsilbihan. Kami ang inyong kapulisan. Kakampi ninyo sa kaligtasan,” he said.

Malayo assured charity groups and other concerned individuals that the PNP is willing and able to assist them in the relief efforts to alleviate the dire situation of those directly affected by this calamity. (ai/mtvn)

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