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Two US aircraft deliver aid to Davao City

By: Victor Baldemor Ruiz

Two C-130 aircraft of the United States Marine Corps delivered to Davao City 4,800 boxes of family food packs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development on February 12.

The goods were delivered in two sorties each and will be vital in providing aid to residents affected by recent flooding and landslides in the Davao and Caraga regions.

A total of 12 sorties were planned for the two aircraft in order to deliver up to 15,000 family food packs in the operation that will last until February 14.

The joint effort highlights the shared commitment of the two countries to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, as also emphasized in the recently concluded US-PH Maritime Cooperative Activity (MCA).

The AFP and the US Armed Forces are continuously working hand-in-hand to provide efficient support to the troops during the entirety of the said operations.

Meanwhile, Philippine Air Force executes another swift heli-lift operation in Davao.

The Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao through the Tactical Operations Group 11 of the Philippine Air Force, in coordination with the 701st Brigade, carried out relief operations last Davao Region.

Utilizing the B412 CUH of the 205?? Tactical Helicopter Wing, pilots and crew ensured the safe transportation of food packets, portable solar lights, and medicines to Calinawan, Brgy Taocang, Manay, Davao Oriental, providing much-needed assistance to residents living in areas inaccessible by land due to landslides and floods.


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