1,882 search and rescue cops on standby for any typhoon Florita-related incidence in Cordillera

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet -- A total of 1,882 personnel of the Search and Rescue team and 1,953 Reactionary Standby Support Force (RSSF) of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera are now on standby for any eventuality that may occur when typhoon Florita hits the region.

Gen. Mafelino Bazar, regional director of PROCOR, ordered all PNP units in the Cordillera Region to prepare and make the necessary coordination with the different concerned government agencies for the orderly and synchronized typhoon response.

"I have already instructed the Provincial Directors and the City Director of BCPO to prepare,” said General Bazar.

“I have also ordered them to coordinate with their local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office so that our response to the potential impact of this coming typhoon is organized,” added Bazar.

"Our personnel have been told that they are ready for deployment as the need arises. But initially, they are being utilized in preparations like the prepositioning of Family Food Packs by the DSWD," said Bazar.

On the evening of Aug. 22, members of the PROCOR RSSF helped in the unloading of some 2,832 pieces of DSWD Kitchen Kit at the DSWD Storage Facility in King's College of the Philippines in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Bazar also reminded the public to make the necessary preparations and to monitor news and announcements from government agencies for updates about the typhoon.