PHL team sent off to Indonesia to help assist victims of earthquake, tsunami

The Philippines has sent off a humanitarian assistance team to Indonesia to help assist victims of the a magnitude 7.4 earthquake and a tsunami in Sulawesi last month that left hundreds of people dead.

National Defense Secretary Lorenzana led the send-off ceremony today, October 10.

The sent off is a day earlier before President Rodrigo Duterte’s scheduled travel to Indonesia for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia.

The humanitarian assistance team is composed of representatives from DSWD, DFA, AFP, and OCD headed by Asec Nicanor Faeldon.

President Duterte will personally extend the Philippine government’s assistance to Indonesia.