Philippine Navy ship BRP Pangasinan, ferries relief goods to typhoon-hit Bicol

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NAVAL STATION JOSE ANDRADA, Manila – Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Pangasinan departed Cebu City to transport around 40 tons of relief goods to Legaspi City and other parts of the Bicol Region that were devastated by the recent Super Typhoon “Rolly”.

Said relief goods were consolidated by the AFP Central Command through Naval Forces Central (NFC) from different local government agencies and non-government organizations such as the Police Regional Office 7 (PRO-7), Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. Visayas (PMAAA Inc- Visayas Chapter), Anti-Crime and Community Emergency Response Team (ACCERT) and Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV).

The simple send-off ceremony was attended by NFC deputy commander, Navy Capt. Emmanuel Eugenio Bello, PRO-7 regional director, Police Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro and OPAV representative Atty. Lessandro Maraon, who personally inspected and handed-over the consolidated donation of relief goods consist of 87 sacks of assorted goods, 80 butane gas stove and 500 sacks of rice.

The ship is skippered by Cmdr. Roldydin Cris Sergio and currently under the operational control of Naval Forces Southern Luzon. The vessel was in the vicinity of Cebu to take shelter from ST “Rolly”.

All available assets of the Philippine Navy will be utilized for relief and rehabilitation efforts intended for the populace who were adversely affected by this calamity.

The PN is one with the local government units in bringing prompt, responsive and effective assistance to the communities affected by this yet another disaster amid the ongoing pandemic.

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