Wednesday, November 13, 2013

‘Tabak’ Division extends relief campaign for ‘Yolanda’ victims

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 13): ‘Tabak’ Division extends relief campaign for ‘Yolanda’ victims

The First Infantry “Tabak” Division has extended its relief campaign for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas region until Thursday.

The relief goods, gathered during the relief campaign that started Monday until Tuesday, were supposed to be airlifted Wednesday to Yolanda-hit provinces but did not push through due to the unavailability of C-130 “Hercules” cargo plane, according to First Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Jefferson Somera.

Somera said since the cargo plane was unavailable, First Infantry Division Commander Brig. Gen. Felicito Virgilio Trinidad has decided to extend the relief campaign until Thursday.

The relief mission, which was initiated by Trinidad, is dubbed “Oplan Tabang Visayas.”

Trinidad has urged his officers and men as well as the cross-section of the society to donate foodstuffs and household materials for the “Yolanda” victims.

They have designated drop-off centers where donors can bring their donations until 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

These are located at the Gaisano Capital and C3 Malls and Philippine Information Agency office in this city and at the Tabak gymnasium in Pulacan, Labangang town, this province.

“Together we will rise, we will help our fellowmen. Your little help is already a big help for those who are in need,” Trinidad said.

Somera said the relief goods that would be collected will be transported on Saturday to Tacloban City for distribution to the super typhoon victims.

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