Friday, November 29, 2013

UK aircraft carrier brings relief aid to typhoon victims in Palawan

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 29): UK aircraft carrier brings relief aid to typhoon victims in Palawan

The Royal Navy’s second Invincible-class light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious is set to dock on the shores on Palawan to bring much-needed relief aid to survivors of super typhoon Yolanda under the Western Command’ (Wescom) Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Efforts.

Expected to arrive late Friday from a relief mission in the Visayas, the HMS Illustrious, said WESCOM spokesperson Lt. Cherryl Tindog to the Philippine News Agency (PNA), will bring relief aid to the survivors of Yolanda in badly hit Coron and nearby island towns.

Initially, it will bring aid to the residents of barangays Concepcion, Alceciras and Maguin Island in Agutaya municipality that was also affected by Yolanda.

The HMS Illustrious, she disclosed, is also expected to donate a generator set to the Coron District Hospital (CDH) to fully serve the residents, particularly those who survived the onslaught of the monster typhoon.

In related news, the Regional Director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Southern Tagalog Region has issued a travel advisory informing that travels to the CALABARZON and MIMAROPA regions, including Coron in Palawan, “are safe and secure for any tourist-related activity after Yolanda.

Regional director Rebecca Labit issued the travel advisory Tuesday, even highlighting the municipality of Coron.

“Air, sea, and land transports to CALABARZON and MIMAROPA regions from all points are safe and normal,” she said in a bid to encourage domestic and foreign tourists not to stop going to Coron.

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