The Philippine Navy (PN) announced its willingness to help ship the estimated 300 million tons of G.I. sheets needed for the repairs of homes damaged in the Eastern and Western Visayas during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last Nov. 8.
Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic said that two logistic ships, the BRP Bacolod City (LC-550) and BRP Dagupan City (LC-551), can be utilized for this mission.
“These ships can be loaded to the utmost of their capacity and deployed to deliver the G.I. sheets in Eastern Visayas and Western Visayas” he said.
Both ships are capable of carrying 4,000 tons of assorted cargoes.
“Once a request is made, these vessels are easily deployed,” Fabic stated.
Local government officials in Eastern and Western Visayas earlier said that 300 million tons of G. I. sheets (around 7 million pieces) are needed to repair homes damaged by “Yolanda.”
Local officials estimate each beneficiary would need between 20 to 50 pieces of G.I. sheets to fix their houses. PNA