BRP Pangasinan carries relief personnel, goods to Catanduanes

The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday said that one of its patrol corvettes, the BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), has successfully transported military personnel and relief goods to “Rolly”-devastated Catanduanes last November 7.

This was said by PN public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas when sought for updates on the Navy’s relief efforts for the areas severely affected by the super typhoon Monday.

She added that the ship’s transported troops from the 9th Infantry Division and the Philippine Army construction company along with Philippine National Police (PNP) and Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) personnel to Virac town along with assorted relief goods on November 7, leaving Legazpi City, Albay on November 6.

Roxas said the ship immediately departed from Virac on the same day after unloading its passengers and cargo and proceeded to Masbate to seek shelter there due to the series of typhoons.

After the weather cleared on November 8, the BRP Pangasinan arrived in Legazpi City and is now proceeding to Cebu as of this posting.

BRP Pangasinan arrived in Legazpi City last November 5 after departing from Lapu-Lapu City November 4 transporting some 40 tons of relief goods collected through the initiatives of the Police Regional Office 7 (PRO-7) and in coordination with Naval Forces Central and different local government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) in the Central Visayas area.

Meanwhile, landing craft BRP Tausug (LC-295) arrived at the Castilla seaport in Sorsogon last November 6, carrying some 13 tons of cargoes consist of tents, folding canvasses, 60 sacks of rice, 2 sacks of used clothing, and 1000 packs of relief goods.

The ship departed Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Sangley Point, Cavite City on November 4. PNA.GOV.PH