Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Leopoldo V Laroya has lauded the OB Montessori led by Auxiliary Commodore Sara Soliven – de Guzman of the PCG Auxiliary (PCGA) for its all-out assistance to the PCG Task Force Kalinga on its ongoing humanitarian and disaster response operations.
CG Admiral Laroya has activated the PCG Task Force Kalinga headed by CG Rear Admiral Ronnie Gil L Gavan to conduct massive relief transport missions in typhoon-stricken regions across the country.
Since 17 December 2021, the OB Montessori has donated tons of family tents, hygiene supplies, household essentials, food packs, medicines, and purified drinking water. The said educational institution was the first partner stakeholder that extended assistance to the PCG Task Force Kalinga. It occurred immediately after the onslaught of Typhoon #OdettePH.
Moreover, the OB Montessori has offered its center located in Sta. Ana, Manila to serve as the secondary logistics hub of the PCG Task Force Kalinga where accumulated donations from various humanitarian organizations, private sectors, and government agencies are prepared for immediate transport to recovering communities.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to OB Montessori for supporting our efforts to serve those who are in need. Together with our PCGA volunteers and private sector partners, we will continue to utilize our assets and deploy our personnel toward the full rehabilitation of our 'kababayans' in MiMaRoPa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga,” the Coast Guard Commandant assured.
As of today, 24 January 2022, PCG vessels and air assets have transported a total of 1,718.5 tons of relief goods.
Moreover, PCGA aircraft and private vessels that are part of the said mission have ferried 1,059.6 of supplies, bringing the tally to 2,778.1 tons of transported relief goods and critical supplies to support the rehabilitation of the affected families of Typhoon Odette since 19 December 2021.
As per the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the PCG Task Force Kalinga continues to utilize available assets and resources to help in the recovery of typhoon-stricken regions in the country.