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Navforcen offers 8 ships to transport relief goods to Bohol

/ 09:22 AM October 27, 2013

THE Naval Forces Central yesterday offered eight vessels to help transport relief goods to Bohol and encouraged individuals and the other sectors to coordinate with them for their transport needs.

Navforcen has eight vessels used to transport relief goods while two other vessels are used to distribute the family food packs at the different islands and parts of the whole province, said Commodore Reynaldo Yoma, Navforcen commander.

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As of October 25, the Navforcen has already transported 1 million pounds of relief goods from Cebu to Bohol.

“There is a continuous transport of the relief goods in Bohol and vessels transport at least once or twice a day in different areas there,” Yoma said.

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Those private sectors representatives and individuals who are willing to donate and transport their goods through Navforcen, are advised to send a request letter first.

They should send a letter of request to Captain Maria Rowena A. Muyuela for immediate reservations since there are also pending relief goods from private sectors already scheduled for the transportation.

The letter should state the amount or the quantity of the relief goods so that the command officer of the vessel can estimate the quantity of the goods they can load inside the vessel.

Donations like porridge and cooked food will be immediately transported since these are perishable goods.

Yoma added that there are 428 military personnel and 72 civilians assisting the Navforcen in transporting the relief goods.

In Bohol, there are 43 personnel in the command center post of the Disaster Risk Response Task Group- Tabang Bohol located at the Bohol Island State University.

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Yesterday, Cebu Daily News witnessed the repacking of the family food packs by the Aboitiz Foundation and its volunteers inside the Navforcen gym.

They were already on their 4th day of relief distribution yesterday, and sent 4,900 family food packs in Bohol with the help of Navforcen.  /Correspondent Michelle Joy L. Padayhag

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