CAMP GEN SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City (DWDD) – Disaster Response Task Groups (DRTG) of the Northern Luzon Command are already deployed in their designated areas and are geared up for the possible incursion of Typhoon “Ompong” which threatens Northern and Central Luzon.
Since September 10, 2018, NOLCOM forces were already mobilized and are on Blue Alert. Each of the Infantry Brigades (702nd, 703rd, 502nd, and 503rd) of NOLCOM has DRTG to provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response to their people in calamity-susceptible areas.
DRTG 1 of the 702nd Brigade is focused to provide assistance in the Ilocos Region, DRTG 2 of the 502nd Brigade for the Cagayan Valley, DRTG3 of the 703rd Brigade focuses in Region 3, and DRTG Cordillera of the 503rd Brigade in the Cordillera Administrative Region. All military conveyance and equipment are ready for use in any case the need arises.
As of September 12, 2018 (Tuesday), NOLCOM is working together with the volunteer organizations and other stakeholders in repacking for goods that will be given away as relief packages supposing the downpour of typhoon Ompong.
NOLCOM is closely coordinated with the Office of the Civil Defense stimulated with their Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Councils (DRRMC) in monitoring and providing advisories to the public in raising awareness and preparedness for this tropical cyclone.
As typhoon Ompong is nearing, the Northern Luzon Command intensifies its preparations and contingency plans. NOLCOM will readily conduct HADRO to ensure the safety of the populace and aid assistance to any natural calamity-induced incidents that may endanger the lives of the people. NOLCOM / MCAG