PCG personnel donate to Rolly fund drive

Published November 8, 2020, 3:47 PM

by Hanah Tabios

Some members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Integrated Advanced Command Post (IACP)-3 participated in a donation drive to help typhoon-hit victims in the island province of Catanduanes.

The PCG personnel collected monetary donations, which were able to produce seven boxes of relief supplies and 14 packs of toys and clothes, to be distributed in the towns of San Miguel, San Andres, Virac, and Bato, the ground zero of Super Typhoon Rolly.

According to PCG, the supplies will be transported through the next mission of its newest multi-role vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) this week.

On Nov. 7, the agency also prepared additional 500 gallons of purified drinking water from Manila Water Foundation which will also be sent off to Catanduanes.

“Malaking tulong ang purified drinking water sa mga apektadong pamilya ng Bagyong Rolly dahil patuloy pa ring isinasaayos ang mga nasirang water system sa ilang munisipalidad sa Bicol, tulad ng Virac, Catanduanes,” the PCG said.

(The [gallons] of purified drinking water will be a big help to all families affected by Typhoon Rolly while the damaged water system is being fixed in some municipalities like Virac, Catanduanes.)

The PCG on Nov. 4 sent off its initial 65 tons of relief goods to Catanduanes as part of the government’s concerted efforts to help those severely affected by the wrath of super typhoon Rolly, the strongest to hit the Philippines this year.