Star Troopers stock piling relief goods from ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya for Typhoons Karen and Lawin DRRM operations.
Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela (DWDD) – The 5th Infantry Division (5thID) fortified its efforts to assist in disaster relief operations as it opened its doors to ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya to ensure the distribution of relief goods to victims of Typhoon Karen and the incoming Typhoon Lawin.
Brig. Gen. Paul T Atal, D.P.A. AFP, Commander, 5ID immediately advised the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operation, G7, to provide storage for 250 sacks of food packs from ABS-CBN to be prepositioned at the 5thID Headquarters, Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela on October 18, 2016.
The storage of the food packs in the headquarters is part of the 5th ID’s efforts to ensure that relief goods are ready for distribution as typhoon victims would need them. This as Northern Luzon was recently bashed by Typhoon Karen, causing damages to crops and infrastructures.
Star Troopers unload relief goods from ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya for Typhoon Karen and Lawin DRRM operations.
The relief goods are also part of the preparation for the incoming Typhoon Lawin, a possible super typhoon which was reported to hit Cagayan province on Thursday according to PAGASA. The purpose of prepositioning the goods at 5thID is to support the government’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) efforts in Region 2.
Lt. Col. Edmund D Tubiera, INF (GSC) PA, receives the Sagip Kapamilya sacks of food packs from Mr Jet Bautista of ABS-CBN for storage at the 5ID Headquarters, Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela,
The relief goods will be under the safekeeping of G7, 5thID and will be utilized jointly by the Philippines Army’s 5th Infantry Division and ABS-CBN to augment government resources in times of calamity, particularly for the Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) operations for Typhoons Karen and Lawin.
Atal ensured ABS-CBN that the items are secured and will be guarded for the benefit of the people. He added that the Star Troopers are ready anytime to help them in distributing the relief goods for the intended recipients. 5DPAO / MCAG