MANILA (DWDD) – The Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) Tactical Operations Group (TOG) 5 Search And Rescue (SAR) Team in Legazpi helped in the evacuation of an estimated 25 residents in Barangay Binitayan, Malilipot, Albay in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 5 through the Malilipot Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC).
The team brought the families to the evacuation center of San Jose High School of the said town on December 25, 2016.
In coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), TOG 5 personnel also helped in the repacking and distribution of relief goods to the affected families in the said area.
While there are some trees that fell off along the roads of nearby barangays, the said Group performed clearing operations by cutting trees and eliminating other hazards in the area.
Moreover, to ensure the effective Humanitarian Assistance Disaster and Response (HADR) operations, the PAF activated its Disaster Response Units on alert status ready to respond anytime, anywhere. MCAG / Photo by TOG 5