The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), through the Task Force Kalinga, has transported 40 tons of relief supplies to Puerto Princesa and El Nido, Palawan yesterday, 14 January 2022.
PCG District Palawan Commander, CG Captain Angel Z Viliran welcomed BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) from Manila carrying solar lights, generator sets, mattresses, medicines, sacks of rice, canned goods, and other essential supplies accumulated at the PCG Donation Hub from various humanitarian organizations, private sectors, and government agencies / officials.
CG Captain Viliran said the donations will be turned over to the Palawan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) for immediate distribution to recovering families who are currently staying in temporary evacuation centers and those who recently returned to reconstruct their damaged homes.
The 3rd and 4th Marine Battalion Landing Team under the 3rd Marine Brigade will also help in ensuring the safe and swift conduct of the said operation.
“As long as the weather permits, Coast Guard vessels will continue its relief transport missions, especially to island municipalities in typhoon-stricken provinces, including Palawan. Rest assured that the PCG will support the recovery and rehabilitation of Palaweños,” the PCG District Palawan Commander furthered.
From 19 December 2021 to 14 January 2022, the Task Force Kalinga headed by CG Rear Admiral Ronnie Gil L Gavan has transported a total of 2,196.8 tons of relief goods and critical supplies to regions affected by Typhoon #OdettePH such as MiMaRoPa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga.