The Philippine Army received eight million pesos worth of much-needed supplies from Landers Superstore and property developer Deca Homes, which will be distributed to typhoon-stricken people in the Visayas and Mindanao.
From December 21-22, the Philippine Army dispatched military trucks and staff to Lander’s branches across Metro Manila to collect relief supplies and consolidate them at Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, before distributing them to the recipients. Bottled water, canned goods, toiletries, and other food products are among the relief supplies.
The relief supplies come from a donation drive organized by Landers and Deca Homes, which has received tremendous support from its customers and volunteers. 2nd Lt. Matteo Guidicelli, an actor and reservist, also participated in the donation campaign, donating relief items to typhoon-stricken families.
The Philippine Army continues to assist local government authorities in analyzing the level of damage in inaccessible typhoon-stricken towns as the donation drive for citizens affected by Typhoon Odette continues.
Army Chief, Maj. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. assures the filipino people that “the Philippine Army is working ’round the clock with other government agencies, local government units, and private sector partners to expedite the delivery of much-needed relief items to typhoon-stricken countrymen in the Visayas, Mindanao and some areas in Southern Luzon.”
“HADR missions are a vital part of the Philippine Army’s sworn mandate to serve the people and secure the land,” the CGPA added.
When Typhoon Odette blew through large swaths of Eastern Mindanao, Northern Mindanao, Visayas, and Palawan last week, the Philippine Army personnel and reserve units have been undertaking humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.
The Philippine Army will work with the Office of Civil Defense and the AFP General Headquarters to determine the priority locations for relief deliveries and transportation needs.