Camp Ranao, Marawi City – September 9, 2017
A navy ship carrying heavy equipment and relief goods arrive today in Iligan Port after three days of sea travel from South Harbor Pier 15 in Manila.
Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Davao del Sur docked around 9 in the morning at the port of Iligan and unloaded 4 heavy equipment of the Army Engineers and the Navy Seabees that will be utilize during the rehabilitation phase of Marawi City.
The two pay loaders and two back hoes will temporarily be kept at Balo-i area so that it will be in close proximity to Marawi City when the construction work starts.
Also shipped with the equipment are boxes of relief goods intended for the Internally Displaced Persons from Marawi City who are now temporarily staying at the different evacuation centers in Saguiaran, Balo-i, Pantar and Iligan City.
The boxes contains undergarments, sanitary napkins, diapers, hygiene kits, slippers, blankets, art materials, toys and medicines.
“With the arrival of these additional equipment, we can now proceed with the re-construction of iconic structures which were damaged due to the fighting,” said Lieutenant General Carlito G Galvez, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“These equipment will also be utilize during the construction of temporary houses for the IDPs in Brgy Sagongsongan and in other shelters that will be identified.”
“The relief goods will be turned-over to the appropriate agency responsible for it’s distribution thru the Joint Task Force Bangon Marawi. We will assist JTF Marawi during the distribution of these relief goods,” added LtGen Galvez. ###