US Navy now in E. Visayas to assist typhoon victims

November 18, 2013 7:18 am 

By ER Roa

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov 17 (PNA) – The 325-man team of the United States Navy are now in Eastern Visayas to extend support to various efforts of the Philippine government in responding to concerns of families affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

The team that arrived at the Ormoc City port Friday morning on board the USS Mustin assisted in the repair works of some government buildings that were destroyed by the typhoon. The team has already repaired the damaged school buildings of the Linao Elementary School here.

Commanding officer Joe Ring said that they will be extending support to the clearing operations, air traffic services and in any assistance necessary to ease the burden felt by the victims at the moment.

The navy vessel was also loaded with goods, an aid coming from the US government. The items have to be airlifted from the ship to the warehouse at the city astrodome.

Meantime, Rig admired the city employees of the city government and civilian volunteers who inspite the situation have still managed to have a happy disposition.

“Everybody works here to serve the others even if they are typhoon victims themselves,” he said. (PNA)

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