From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 20): TRADOC deploys 3 platoons for HADR missions in Tarlac
Tarlac-based Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) announced that it has deployed three platoons for possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions to disaster-prone communities in the province ahead of Typhoon "Lawin's" arrival Wednesday night.
This was disclosed by TRADOC spokesperson Capt. Alberto Caber in a statement Thursday.
The platoons were deployed in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (RDRRMO) and were equipped with basic mission essential tools and equipment.
“In times like this, we collaborate with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, LGUs (local government units), NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and other civilian stakeholders in the conduct of search and rescue operations in the affected communities. We want them rescued safely," TRADOC commander Brig. Gen. Herminigildo Aquino said.
Tarlac has been placed under Signal Number 2 by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.