PNP contingent to Haiti actively involved in humanitarian missions in Port au Prince

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 18 – The 15-man Philippine National Police (PNP) contingent to Haiti continuously extends helping hands to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Port au Prince last week.

PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina said members of the PNP contingent to Haiti were presently involved in the ongoing massive search and rescue, medical and rehabilitation efforts in Port au Prince.

All 15 members of the contingent, composed of engineers and medical practitioners, were safe after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck at the Caribbean nation last Wednesday.

Aside from massive search and rescue operations, members of the PNP contingent were also involved in medical missions and damage assessment.

Members of the PNP contingent, who are medical practitioners like nurses and doctors, attended to Haitians and other nationals injured during the tremor while some were involved in initial assessment of damages incurred by police stations.

Superintendents Luisito de Chavez and Charles Tansinco, who are civil engineers by profession, were leading damage assessment team in inspecting foreign-funded police stations in Port au Prince.

Aside from these, some PNP contingent members were tapped to secure foreign search and rescue teams now operating in Haiti. (PNA) LAP/MM

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