Camp Aguinaldo — Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla gave an update on the hard efforts of the troops in the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army in line with the massive floods brought by the recent low-pressure area in Cagayan De Oro.
The troops were advised by the local government to ‘retrograde’ or diminish their hard efforts in the said area since the weather had already been better.
As of now, only 20 families are left in Camp Evangelista, and they are waiting for the advice on when they can go back to their respective homes.
The current mode of operation in Eastern Mindanao area, according to Padilla is clean-up drive and a total of 1,000 personnel to assist.
The total number of casualties is yet to be updated, but Padilla regretfully said that there are reported deaths despite warnings and advisories sent to the public since a lot of citizens do not have access to cell phone and radio.
“I can assure you the Armed Forces will always be ready to provide assistance in the event of any similar weather disturbance such as this,” Padilla stated. – EPJA