Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – In response to the devastating impact of Typhoon “Egay” in the Cagayan Region, Police Regional Office 3 is taking swift action to provide much-needed aid and support to the affected communities.
As part of the Philippine National Police (PNP) “Adopt a Region” initiative, PRO3 actively participated in a Simultaneous Send-Off Ceremony held on Friday, July 28 to expedite the distribution of relief goods and assist the victims of the recent disaster.
Typhoon “Egay” has caused widespread flooding, landslides, and displacement of residents in several areas of the Cagayan Region. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, PRO3 has mobilized its resources and police volunteers to assemble relief goods aimed at addressing the immediate needs of those affected thru the Regional Police Community Affairs and Development Division headed by PCol Marites Salvadora, C, RCADD.
The relief goods prepared include rice, canned goods, instant noodles and other essential items which amounted to Php 600,000.00 would cater to 3,000 families.
PBGen Jose Hidalgo Jr., stated, “Our hearts go out to the people of the Cagayan Region who are facing immense challenges in the aftermath of Typhoon Egay. As part of the ‘Adopt a Region’ initiative, we are committed to standing in solidarity with the affected communities and extending a helping hand during this difficult time. Our dedicated team of police volunteers has been working tirelessly to prepare relief goods that will help alleviate the immediate hardships faced by those affected by the disaster.”
Relatedly, more than 200 PRO3 personnel are currently deployed for search and rescue operations and about 1000 are on standby and ready on call, if the need arises.
Consequently, 565 families with 2,062 individuals are in the evacuation centers in Bataan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and Bulacan.