BRP Batak transports humanitarian, relief assistance for typhoon-hit communities in Catanduanes

Naval Forces Central through Naval Task Group (NTF) 50 deployed its operational control floating asset, navy vessel BRP Batak (LC299), to transport Cebu City Local Government Unit (LGU) humanitarian and relief assistance intended for the immensely affected families of recent Super Typhoon “Rolly” in Catanduanes Province, earlier this morning, November 13.

A simple send-off ceremony was held that was presided by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and attended by Commander Naval Forces Central, Commodore Dorvin Jose L Legaspi PN, Navy Captain Emmanuel Eugenio C Bello PN(GSC), Deputy Commander, NFC and Commander, NTF50, who personally inspected and handed-over the consolidated humanitarian and relief assistance consists of 500 sacks of 50kls rice, disaster response, and relief team along with a medical team and ambulance to aid assistance to the needs of typhoon-hit communities in Catanduanes.

Prior to the send-off ceremony, a fitting honor was rendered to Mayor Edgardo Labella upon his arrival at Headquarters, NFC which was personally welcomed by the Commander Naval Forces Central and his staff.

Navy vessel LC299 skippered by Cmdr. Dexter A Caga-anan PN along with his crew on board together with Cebu City Local Government Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team is currently underway to provide needed logistical materials to our fellow countrymen in Southern Luzon. The said activity was conducted in accordance with Inter-Agency Task Force guidance on biosafety and health protocols.

Central Command, through Naval Forces Central in partnership with Cebu City local government units and other non-government units, is in one with the whole nation in providing prompt, responsive, and effective humanitarian and relief assistance to any untoward calamity or disaster amid ongoing pandemic. NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL