Friday, December 5, 2014

South Korean Armies move to safer grounds

From the Philippine News Agency (Dec 5): South Korean Armies move to safer grounds

Troops of the South Korean military humanitarian contingents stationed in Candahug village in Palo, Leyte will leave their camps today and move to a safe evacuation center.

Candahug is one of the hard hit village in Palo town following storm surge whipped by super typhoon Yolanda’s strong winds.

Capt. Kwon Youngwoo, public affairs officer of the contingent, said that they will temporarily leave their base camp and evacuate to Leyte Academic Center (LAC) this afternoon due to typhoon Ruby.

LAC facility is owned by the provincial government of Leyte and located inside the Leyte ICT Park that was partially damaged by last year’s calamity.

This is the first time that the Araw Force will evacuate their personnel since arriving in Leyte to help in the reconstruction of public infrastructures in the towns of Palo, Tanauan and Tolosa.

Capt. Kwon said that activities of the Araw Force for this week, such as the inauguration of Araw Memorial Park this morning is cancelled and will be schedule anytime next week.

The Korean soldiers, with 389 personnel are expected to leave the province of Leyte this December 17.

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