AFP transports donations from Manila Bulletin, other donors to 'Odette' victims

Published December 23, 2021, 1:27 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has facilitated the delivery of relief goods and other donations from the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. and other donors to the victims of typhoon “Odette” devastation especially in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Through its Civil-Military Coordination Center (CMCC), a total of 132,628.9 pounds of relief goods were delivered by 14 AFP air assets while 396.2 tons were transported by six Philippine Navy vessels, according to data from AFP units, according to Col. Jorry Baclor, chief military information officer.

The CMCC is a facility in the General Headquarters activated during crisis and emergency situations. It facilitates coordination with other government agencies, non-government organizations, and other groups.

Aside from the Manila Bulletin, other donors whose items were transported by the AFP were All Day, Korean Friend of Hope International, San Miguel Corp, AHA Center, Secretary Rafael Alunan, Congressman Allan Peter Cayetano, United Architects of the Philippines, Senator Ping Lacson, Gen. Lucas Managuelod and the Office fo the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

The military also transported the donations of Tanging Yaman Foundation Inc., Lucio Tan Group, GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc., AFP Commissary and Exchange Service, Office of the Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, 900th Air Force Weather Group, Rotary Camp Aguinaldo, JCI Senate Manila Cares Oplan Damayan, Goldmine, Philip Morris Foundation Inc./Jaime V Ongpin Inc., Nelson Gueverra of PG Flex Premium Plastic Group, and Edison “Bong” Nebrija bound for Mactan, Cebu; Limasawa Island; Dinagat Island; Siargao, Surigao; and Bohol.

Senator Vicente Sotto III and Eat Bulaga, Phil Seven Foundation, 15th Strike Wing, 505th Search and Rescue Group, and Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao also sent in their donations for delivery to Bohol, Mactan, and Surigao also pitched in for the “Odette” victims.

Baclor said over 86 search and rescue teams and 88 land assets were also deployed in areas affected by the typhoon.

The CMCC remains open for donations and can be contacted through landline 8911 6001 local 6107, through mobile at 09178846797, and email at [email protected]