PH Navy reservists conduct relief ops in Ulysses-hit areas

Robie de Guzman   •   November 16, 2020   •   1137

MANILA, Philippines – Members of the Philippine Navy Reserve Force across Luzon are assisting in the delivery of relief goods to different areas in Luzon that were severely affected by the recent Typhoon Ulysses.

In a statement, the navy said reservists packed and distributed relief goods to different communities in Metro Manila and other Luzon provinces, including Rizal, Bicol, and Cagayan Valley.

The navy said its Naval Reserve Center-Southern Luzon through the navy reservists from Camarines Sur under 31st Naval Group Reserve (NRG) augmented to inter-agency relief efforts of distributing relief goods to Barangays Sta Eulalia and Iyagan in Baao, Camarines Sur.

While Philippine Navy 22nd NRG-Team Star conducted relief operations in Rodriguez and Montalban Rizal.

Aside from the delivery and distribution of relief goods, the navy said its personnel also assisted in the evacuation and rescue operations for families affected by widespread flooding during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses.

Naval Affiliated Reserve Force (NARF)-NCR (WesPhil) deployed two amphibious trucks with one rescue team of well-trained and capable reservists onboard each truck to flooded areas in the cities of Marikina and Navotas.

In Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), PN reservists from Northern Luzon have joined local government units in Cagayan in the conduct of search and rescue operations in the affected communities of widespread flood in the province.

“Said disaster response and relief operations demonstrated the invaluable contributions and selfless service of our reservists as force multipliers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during calamities and other types of human and natural disasters,” the navy said.

The Philippine Navy said it has been helping in relief efforts since last week when Typhoon Rolly ravaged parts of Bicol region.

These deployments are being supervised by the Naval Reserve Command headed by Major Gen. Ariel Caculitan in coordination with Joint Task Force – National Capital Region.

Phl Navy, Air Force air assets being used in distribution of relief to typhoon-hit areas

Maris Federez   •   December 24, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has deployed several air assets in the distribution of relief goods to areas heavily battered by Typhoon Odette.

The Philippine Navy has transported relief goods to Dinagat Island where they also conducted a feeding program and set up charging stations for affected residents in the island.

The Philippine Air Force used its C-130 plane in transporting mobile treatment plants from the Manila Water Company to Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. This will help clean and filter raw water to make it potable for residents in the area.

Other military aircraft are continuously being used by the government in conducting relief and humanitarian efforts in different areas in Cebu and Palawan that were severely ravaged by the typhoon.

The Air Force Tactical Operations Group 8 in Tacloban is also working non-stop in reaching and distributing help to residents in Southern Leyte that were heavily affected by Typhoon Odette.

The military vows to continue being of help in the government’s relief transport mission, as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte. —/mbmf (from the report of UNTV Correspondent JP Nuñez)

 

PCG brings more aid to Odette-hit areas in Palawan, Surigao del Norte

Robie de Guzman   •   December 22, 2021

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday said it has delivered relief packs to Surigao del Norte and Roxas town in Palawan that were badly hit by the Typhoon Odette.

In a statement, the PCG said the BRP Cap San Agustin (MRRV-4408) transported 3,600 family packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to Surigao del Norte on Tuesday, December 21.

In addition, the coast guard also delivered 89 gallons of mineral water and 40 pieces of flashlight that were donated by the PCG Auxiliary 802nd Squadron, as well as 100 boxes of mineral water from PCG District Southeastern Mindanao.

For the relief efforts in Roxas, Palawan, the PCG said the BRP Batangas and BRP Corregidor set sail from Port Area, Manila on Wednesday, December 22.

The vessels were carrying boxes of mineral waters and food packs and family hygiene supplies to be distributed to residents in need of these materials.

Roxas is among the areas in Palawan that were devastated by Odette.

The PCG said the latest delivery of supplies to typhoon-stricken residents is part of its ongoing humanitarian and disaster response operations.

For those who wish to help the victims of Typhoon Odette, the PCG said in-kind donations should be coordinated with its national headquarters in Port Area, Manila and Coast Guard Base Farola in Binondo at these numbers:

• PCG Public Affairs – 0927 560 7729
• PCG Civil Relations Service – 0977 642 6004
• PCG Logistics Systems Command – 0927 852 3944

Cash donations may also be deposited through the PCG Foundation at this account:

LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES
Account Name: PCG Support System Foundation Inc.
Account Number: 0281-1025-75

For those in the Visayas and Mindanao areas that wish to send in-kind donations to typhoon victims may coordinate with the PCG’s district offices in their respective areas.

Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado named new PH Navy chief

Robie de Guzman   •   June 8, 2021

Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado PN; 39th Flag Officer in-Command, Philippine Navy | Photo credit: NPAO

 

MANILA, Philippines — Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado has been designated as the next chief of the Philippine Navy, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday.

In a statement, AFP chief of staff General Cirilito Sobejana welcomed Bordado’s appointment as the 39th Flag Officer in-Command of the Philippine Navy.

“His designation came at the time that the Philippine Navy is vigorously pursuing its modernization program that includes acquisition programs for surface and sub-surface assets,” AFP chief said.

He said Bordado’s wealth of experience, well-rounded education and training locally and abroad and personal attributes “make him an excellent choice to lead the Philippine Navy at this time that the AFP faces various internal and external security challenges.”

“Bordado is an accomplished naval officer who rose to the hierarchy of the 123 years old Philippine Navy passing through the different command, leadership, management, and staff positions —not only in the Philippine Navy but in the AFP as well,” Sobejana said.

“He particularly distinguished himself in the fields of operations, intelligence, information technology, budget, planning, and education and training,” he added.

Bordado will replace outgoing navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo.

The change of command ceremony will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the Philippine Navy Headquarters.

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