BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

Thursday, November 28th, 2013. Filed under: Philippine News
ON WAY HOME. The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), the newest vessel of the Philippine Navy, leaves the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina, following simple ceremonies attended by members of the Filipino Community on Monday, 10 June 2013. (Philippine Embassy Photos by Elmer G. Cato)

ON WAY HOME. The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), the newest vessel of the Philippine Navy, leaves the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina, following simple ceremonies attended by members of the Filipino Community on Monday, 10 June 2013. (Philippine Embassy Photos by Elmer G. Cato)

TACLOBAN CITY (Mabuhay) – BRP Ramon Alcaraz is now on its first-ever humanitarian mission helping areas in Eastern Visayas that have been devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.

BRP Alcaraz is currently berthing at the Leyte Gulf carrying around 123.7 tons of assorted food and non-food items donated by various government agencies and private organizations.

Also on board are engineering and construction personnel of the Philippine Navy for the Naval Task Group (NTG) “Tulong Visayas” who will augment in various relief efforts to include repair and rehabilitation works.

The country’s latest warship was christened and commissioned last week. Thereafter, it sailed toward Leyte for its first-ever humanitarian assistance and disaster operations.

Aside from Alcaraz, also anchoring at the Leyte Gulf is the BRP Gregorio del Pilar loaded with relief goods and engineering and construction materials for displaced victims of Yolanda. (MNS)

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