By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Army’s 525th Engineer Combat Battalion of the 51st Engineer Brigade deployed two light Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams to conduct evacuation operations for the residents affected by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng in different barangays of Bacoor City, Cavite on October 30, 2022.
The two USAR teams were composed of 42 Army personnel with two (2) KM450 military trucks, 2 GAZ-SADKO trucks, and 4 rescue boats, that provided humanitarian assistance and disaster-response (HADR) missions in the barangays of Salinas I, Niog II, Panapaan VI, and Talaba I of Bacoor City, Cavite.
Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., assured that the Army troops are ready and prepared especially during this time of calamities. He also vowed that Army Disaster Response Units will continue to extend a helping hand and be of service to all affected areas by Typhoon Paeng. (ai/mtvn)