A Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 plane Monday airlifted the first batch of relief goods for Catarman in northern
Major Glen Cabalquinto, spokesman of the PAF 2nd Air Division, said they wanted to land at the Borongan airport in
Samar but they didn’t get landing clearance.
He said that’s the reason they proceeded to Catarman.
He said the C-130 plane was only able to load 5,075 kilos of relief goods or 443 packs.
“There will be more C-130 flights to bring relief goods,” he said.
Each food pack contains six kilos of rice, four cans of sardines, four cans of beef loaf, eight packs of instant noodles and eight sachets of instant coffee.
The food packs were repacked at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in
, the designated
repacking center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7. Mandaue
Some 800 volunteers, including students, military personnel and nuns have been repacking relief goods at the CICC since Saturday.
DSWD 7 officials said a total of 7,912 food packs have been brought to the Mactan Air Base to be airlifted to Ruby's affected communities in Samar,
Leyte and Bicol.