Army reservists, ROTC cadets step up relief ops for Northern Luzon quake victims


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Army reservists and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets of the 1st and 14th Regional Community Defense Groups of the Reserve Command, Philippine Army (RCPA) step up relief efforts for quake-stricken families in Abra, Ilocos Sur and La Union provinces on July 31, 2022.

About 18 reservists and 85 ROTC cadets of the 1402nd Community Defense Center, 14RCDG in Bangued, Abra continue to repack and load food supplies and family tents onto trucks that will distribute aid to quake-stricken families at the quake epicenter.

Meanwhile, in the province of La Union, reservists and personnel of the 103rd Community Defense Center, 1RCDG and reservists and ROTC cadets of the 103rd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (103RRIBn) hauled food and other essential items at the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s regional warehouse in San Fernando City on July 30, 2022.

Additionally, personnel, reservists and ROTC cadets of the 102nd Community Defense Center (102CDC), 1RCDG together with personnel of 71st Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Division and villagers, joined hands in hauling supplies at the covered courts of barangays Pantay, Tamurong, and Caoayan in the province of Ilocos Sur.

The Philippine Army, in close coordination with the AFP, national government agencies, and private sector organizations, has launched humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts for quake-stricken families and communities following the magnitude-7 that jolted northern Luzon on the morning of July 27, 2022. — PA


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