Navy units in northern Luzon aid ‘Ramon’ victims

MANILA - The Philippine Navy (PN)'s Naval Forces Northern Luzon is now conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions for families severely affected by Typhoon "Ramon" (Kalmaegi) early this week.

In a statement Wednesday, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, PN public affairs office chief, said personnel and assets from NFNL, who are based at Naval Base Camilo Osias in Santa Ana, Cagayan, has already provided "proactive response" before the arrival of the typhoon.

HADR mitigation plans include distribution of relief goods to 52 affected families at Barangay Kapanikian; and residents of Casambalangan, Limbus, and Dumasag were advised to evacuate and were brought to different designated evacuation areas like Tangatan gymnasium and Santa Ana gymnasium, she added.

NFNL also immediately dispatched two teams which acted as a support agency to Barangay Casagan.

Other personnel, meanwhile, were deployed at the municipal gymnasium to provide logistics and resources, observe and maintain security in the area, and helped in the delivery of relief goods in the affected areas.

Roxas said NFNL continues to monitor the situation to include nearby provinces such as Isabela, Batanes, and Ilocos region for possible deployment and search and rescue operations.

"As emphasized by Naval Forces Northern Luzon Commander, Commodore Caesar Bernard N. Valencia, 'let us continuously provide all necessary assistance to all Cagayanos who are affected by Typhoon Ramon' and let as assure that people affected are all in safe area(s).'," she added. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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