MINERVA BC NEWMAN
LAPULAPU CITY — The Naval Forces Central (NFC) deployed the navy vessel BRP Batak (LC299) under the Naval Task Group 50 (NTG50) over the weekend to transport Cebu City government’s humanitarian and relief assistance to families in Catanduanes affected by Super Typhoon “Rolly.”
The NFC Commander, Commodore Dorvin Jose Legaspi led the send-off ceremony participated by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella at the NFC headquarters, Naval Base Rafael Ramos, Brgy Looc, Lapu-lapu City.
The relief assistance was composed of a disaster response and relief team accompanied by a medical team and ambulance to augment the on-going response to the typhoon-affected areas. It also included 500 sacks of 50 kg rice to be handed over to the intended beneficiaries in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Catanduanes.
The Navy vessel LC299 head, Commander Dexter Caga-anan with his crew and the Cebu City Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team arrived around 12:00, November 14, 2020 at Virac Port, Catanduanes.
Central Command, through NFC in partnership with Cebu City government is one with the whole nation in providing prompt and responsive humanitarian assistance and disaster relief amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“CentCom is always ready to help in the delivery of relief assistance for areas affected by disasters and calamities in coordination with our stakeholders such as the local government of Cebu City. We hope that the assistance will help ease the sufferings of the people of Catanduanes brought by the calamity,” Lieutenant General Roberto Ancan, Commander of Central Command said.