The Philippine Navy deployed one of its biggest vessels, BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), to Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao in Davao to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) to earthquake victims on Tuesday, November 5.
LD-602 carries around 56 tons of assorted cargoes and equipment which include mobile kitchens, cargo trucks and towable water treatment trucks from 10th Infantry Division of Philippine Army, Manila Water and Maynilad.
This deployment came shortly after the Navy chief Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad issued his directive for the deployment of one of the largest naval assets to accommodate more relief goods and cargoes from Luzon and Visayas pick-up points bound for Davao and to provide humanitarian assistance and transport mission in the affected areas of earthquakes in Mindanao.
It is a manifestation of the Philippine Navy being always ready and committed to provide prompt assistance to our disaster-stricken fellow Filipinos in order to alleviate them from their current ordeals. NAVY.MIL.PH