Philippine Navy sends BRP Tarlac to typhoon beaten Catanduanes
MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana sent off the Philippine Navy’s BRP Tarlac (LD601) at Pier 15 Tuesday morning for humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) mission to Catanduanes.
Loaded in it were some 255 tons of assorted relief goods and construction materials from different government agencies, non-government organizations and private individuals.
Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Loumer Bernabe joined Secretary Lorenzana. Bernabe represented the Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Bacordo. There were other senior military officials and executives from the Office of Civil Defense.
Navy Capt. Normal Mutia is BRP Tarlac’s skipper.
BRP Tarlac is one of the two largest vessels of the Philippine Navy and considered military sealift and transport vessels. It can transport a large number of personnel, logistics and supplies. (Melo M. Acuña)
Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana sends off BRP Tarlac to Catanduanes early this morning, bringing with it relief goods and construction supplies. (AFP Photos)