Philippine Coast Guard dispatches air assets for post typhoon response

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) dispatched its Islander plane and will be dispatching 2 helicopters as part of government’s contingent to conduct typhoon damage assessment as well as emergency response and relief operations in Catanduanes, today, 2 November 2020.

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PCG Commandant Admiral George V. Ursabia, Jr. said that PCG’s Islander plane has already been dispatched to Catanduanes early this morning, with clear directives to render the necessary assistance to the typhoon-ravaged province, and pinpoint the hotspots where immediate rescue and relief missions should be prioritized.

“Two more helicopters from the Coast Guard Aviation Force are yet to follow,” PCG said.

PCG said Admiral Ursabia is assuring the people of Catanduanes that help is on its way, and implored the men and women of the PCG to exert and extend all-out efforts to provide assistance.

“Let us be God’s instrument in helping the people of Catanduanes,” the PCG commandant said.