PNP begins relief effort in typhoon affected areas
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has already conducting its own disaster relief efforts in several areas in Mindanao were heavily devastated by Typhoon Pablo last week.
The head of PNP Community Relations Office, Director Lina Sarmiento said that they have started gathering relief goods for distribution to areas that were severely affected by Typhoon Pablo.
“We have already started our relief operations for victims of the typhoon and we are asking the public that they can send their donations or relief here in Camp Crame,” Sarmiento said.
The PNP official added that several non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) are also lending their help in the police’s own relief efforts for Typhoon Pablo’s victims.
She added that police units and personnel in Mindanao were also assisting other government agencies in the distribution of relief goods to typhoon victims and providing security in affected areas.
Earlier, PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., said that the PNP will also assists in the processing and identifying typhoon victims, some of whom died due to flashfloods and landslides.
Typhoon Pablo has so far left around 647 person dead with 1,480 injured, 780 remain missing and 109 have been rescued and leaving some P7 billion worth of damages in infrastructure and agriculture.