More relief goods transported to flood-hit Cagayan

Published December 6, 2020, 3:57 PM

by Martin Sadongdong

The Philippine Navy (PN) has transported more relief goods to Cagayan three weeks after it was flooded due to typhoon “Ulysses.”

(Philippine Navy / MANILA BULLETIN)

Skippered by Commander Elmer Toriado, Navy landing dock BRP Davao del Sur (LD602) departed South Harbor in Manila for Cagayan last Saturday to deliver 76 tons of assorted relief goods.

“The PN continues to deploy all available assets in support of relief and rehabilitation efforts intended for the populace gravely affected by the recent calamities,” said Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, naval public affairs office director.

Roxas said the relief goods were gathered by the Navy from the donations of various personalities, non-government organizations, and government agencies.

“The PN is one with the local government units in bringing prompt, responsive, and effective assistance as communities recuperate from yet another calamity amid the ongoing pandemic,” she noted.

Cagayan is still reeling from the effects of Ulysses last month after two-thirds of the province was inundated due to intense rainfall.

The military has been helping the province get back to its feet by mobilizing its sea vessels to bring in relief assistance.