The Philippine National Police (PNP) has mobilized more than 25,000 of its personnel in Luzon to assist in the conduct of rescue and relief operations for those affected by typhoon ‘Ulysses’.
PNP spokesman Col. Ysmael Yu said that a total of 5,660 policemen were deployed for disaster response operations of distressed persons in affected areas while more than 20,000 others earlier placed on standby were already sent out.
So far, Yu said more than 800 people have already been rescued in various parts of the country.
“We also assisted in the preemptive evacuation and some of our personnel were also tasked to secure evacuation centers,” said Yu.
Currently, there are 13,526 evacuation centers being secured by the PNP across the country.
Yu said police equipment that include rubber boats and trucks were already deployed in various areas affected by the weather disturbance.