• US Embassy in Manila offers 12 American military aircraft for air assessment, monitoring of ‘Ruby’ impact

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    With Typhoon “Ruby” now threatening a large portion of the country, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said that the US Embassy in Manila has offered nine Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft and three Lockheed P-3C “Orion” maritime surveillance planes for air assessment and monitoring.

    The US Embassy also offered medical, relief workers and other support if needed, AFP 7th Civil Relations Group commander Major Emmanuel Garcia said.

    “Other foreign armed forces also offering help & coordinating with MNCC (multi-national coordination center),” he said.

    Other preparations being conducted by the AFP for Typhoon “Ruby” include:

    -Deployment of soldiers and police to secure National Food Authority warehouses in typhoon threatened areas;

    -Placing of additional water sanitation teams in stand-by;

    -Additional troops were sent to the Department of Social Welfare and Development repacking center in Pasay City to help repacking in the repacking of relief items;

    -Placing of additional 15 trucks, a total of 45 all, and each stationed in major services headquarters and 12 trucks in Joint Task Force-National Capital Region headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

    Garcia also added that Central Command troopers are now conducting security patrols to protect business establishments in Leyte and Samar.

    While the Catbalogan-based 8th Infantry Division has dedicated a total of 1,171 personnel for rescue & relief plus 638 reservists; ready to add 6,601 follow-on forces with 604 reservists, while the Southern Luzon Command has deployed troops to prevent looting and crime

    The command is also ready to deploy additional troops to island provinces of Romblon, Mindoro, Marinduque, Masbate and Catanduanes if needed.

    The Southern Luzon Command has also 861 regular troops and alerted reserve units for possible rescue work.

    While the Western Command has pre-loaded relief items to two Navy, two Coast Guard and two Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ships which are now ready to proceed to affected areas after the storm. PNA

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    5 Comments

    1. Where are the leftist activists now? How about the “Laude Clan” beginning with the incompetent lawyers? Or this group that is called Gabriela? Better yet, how about the woman senator who is pushing to end the VFA and other agreements with the USA? Amazing, there isn’t any comments from her. Such fake people!!!! I really feel for the people of the Philippines. They are the best of the best in the world. Unfortunately, their government leadership is so corrupt and only want to act and make a big scene when it is only beneficial for them and their rich and powerful families. But when it comes to the benefit of the people of the Philippines as a nation; NOTHING!!!!!!!! God bless the Philippines and her beautiful people.

    2. iriga city boy on

      So,what can the leftists say now?The offer is there.They(Leftists) could say”No’ and start protesting at Liwasang Bonifaciofor other nations not to interfere.
      This country could not have entertain these kinds of offers if,since 1946 our leaders had the foresight to make this nation great.The systemic corruption could have been stamped and nipped in the ‘bud’.And if funds were not filfered before and up to this day,we could have bought some old C-130’s and old P-3A’s and B’s.Or even the old ,PBYCatalinas and P2B
      Neptunes lurking at that Canacao Bay in Sangley.
      Now , we are like mendicants!!,while the old dynastic politicians are laughing all the way to the banks.Where is the money? What heppened to our money before?

    3. there you go, what now are the leftists who want the revocation of VFA say about this offer? They should say thank you and stop complaining of the presence of US forces in the country.