Philippine Navy (PN) landing craft heavy, BRP Ivatan (LC298) departed Sangley Point, Cavite City today, November 21 to ferry National Identification System (PhilSys) registration kits to the Visayas region.
LC298 skippered by Cdr. Paul Anthony Yamamoto, is carrying a total of 35,481 tons of cargoes that include 1,897 PhilSys registration kits to be distributed to eight provinces in the region such as Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and Leyte.
This is in line with the logistics support extended by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) using its sea, air, and land assets to enable the distribution of PhilSys registration kits to 32 PSA provincial offices all over the country. Aside from the Navy, the Philippine Army covers the distribution in Luzon, and Mindanao for the Philippine Air Force.
This mission underscores the capability of the PN, among other AFP branches of service, to provide much needed logistical support especially in this time of pandemic when inter-island and provincial transportations are limited. NAVY.MIL.PH