Batanes quake victims get fresh batch of relief goods

/ 05:55 PM August 22, 2019
Batanes quake victims get fresh batch of relief goods

Photo from Naval Force Northern Luzon

MANILA, Philippines — Earthquake victims in Itbayat, Batanes received a fresh batch of relief goods after nearly running low on supplies.

The Philippine Navy’s BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), the Philippine Air Force’s C-295, and commercial vessels transported the relief items to Itbayat, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday.


Two Philippine Coast Guard vessels also brought supplies, tents, and medicines. 

The series of deliveries were conducted from August 19 to 21.


BRP Pangasinan brought a total of 795 sacks of family food packs, 312 boxes of relief supplies, 32 sacks of rice, 10 sacks of 50-kg rice, 6 boxes of sardines, 8 boxes of instant noodles, 6 boxes of instant coffee, 30,000 liters of mineral water, and 92 boxes of assorted grocery items.

The C-295 plane flew in 14 boxes of assorted relief goods and 88 sacks of rice. Privately-owned commercial vessels delivered 71 drums of diesel fuel. 

Food and other relief goods have been almost running out for the earthquake victims as bad weather prevailed in Batanes, hampering the delivery of supplies.

Nine were killed and almost 50 were injured from the 5.4 and 5.9 magnitude earthquakes that jolted Itbayat last July 27. /kga

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Air Force, Batanes, BRP Pangasinan, Coast Guard, disaster, Earthquake, Local news, Military, Navy, ‎NDRRMC, news, Philippine news updates, regional news, Regions, relief goods
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.