Navy transports 2,500 Tacloban evacuees to Cebu

November 15, 2013 10:13 am 

MANILA, Nov. 15 — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Friday announced that one of its logistic vessels, the BRP Dagupan City (LC-551), is now enroute to Cebu City with 2,500 evacuees from "Yolanda" ravaged Tacloban City.

The ship left the Tacloban City Pier around 12: 05 p.m. Thursday and is expected to arrive in Cebu City by 1:00 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival in Cebu City, the evacuees will then be processed, fed, treated and housed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and other relief agencies, Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic said.

He added that the BRP Bacolod City (LC-550), which is docked at the Tacloban City Pier, will also transport a similar number of evacuees once it had finished unloading relief goods and other cargoes Friday. (PNA)

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