Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija — The Acting Commander of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army Brigadier General Luis Rex D Bergante PA has instructed the troops in all units under the 7ID to intensify the conduct of its Humanitarian Activities and Disaster Response operations on October 13, 2021, following the Tropical Storm ‘Maring’ that hit some parts of its Area of Responsibility.
An immediate rescue operation was conducted by the troops in the Municipalities of Ilocos Sur, Abra and other provinces greatly affected by TS ‘Maring’.
Forty residents trapped in flood were rescued in the five Barangays of Nanguneg East, Nanguneg Poblacion, Cagayungan, Poblacion Narvacan, San Pedro in Ilocos Sur, together with the LGU and Philippine Coast Guard.
Meanwhile, an immediate ocular inspection and road clearing operations were also conducted by the troops in some Barangays of the Municipality of Villaviciosa, Abra.
The road clearing operations were conducted together with Villaviciosa Vice Mayor Marjorie L. Lagen with the MDRRMO team.
Also in Ilocos Sur, two families were also immediately rescued from a neck-deep floodwater by the troops at Sitio Pantar, Villahermosa, Sta. Cruz.
While an LGU-led relief distribution was also assisted by the troops intended for the victims of typhoon in Licab, Nueva Ecija wherein each household received five kilos of rice, six canned goods, four noodles, and six sachets of coffee.
“We are intensifying our Humanitarian Activities and Disaster Response operations in collaboration with the Local Government Units in our Area of Responsibility to help our kababayan affected by Tropical Storm ‘Maring’. We capacitate and train our troops for this kind of disaster upang mas marami pa tayong mai-abot natulong sa mga nangangailangan lalong lalo na sa panahon ng kalamidad,” said Brigadier General Bergante.