Monday, July 6, 2015

Military units deployed for possible 'Egay' after effects

From the Philippine News Agency  (Jul 6): Military units deployed for possible 'Egay' after effects

Concerned field units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been ordered to monitor and help other government agencies in mitigating the possible after effects of Tropical Storm "Egay".

The order came from AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang.

Units deployed were the Tarlac City-based Northern Luzon Command and Lucena City-headquartered Southern Luzon Command and Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.

These military units were tasked for possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.

Sub-units activated by the Northern Luzon Command include the Nueva Ecija-based 7th Infantry Division, Isabela-headquartered 5th Infantry Division and 1st Air Division which is based in Clark Air Force Base, Pampanga and Naval Forces Northern Luzon which is based in La Union.

The activation was done as "Egay" passed over parts of Northern and Central Luzon.

While units of the Southern Luzon Command and the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region are also on stand-by.

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