Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pacific Angel 12-1: Strenghtening Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Capabilities


CAMP AGUINALDO - The Operation Pacific Angel 12-1 is a joint exercise venture that shall provide free services to different select local communities where Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations will be conducted by the United States Armed Forces (USAF) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in partnership with Non-government Organizations(NGOs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) on March 5-10 2012.

The joint venture aims to conduct activities which include Humanitarian Services Outreach or Medical Mission such as Dental, Pedriatics, Optometry and Internal Medicine, Engineering   Civic Action Programs or ENCAP will provide infrastructure improvements (school repair or rehabilitation, sharing of skills on water testing, sanitation and bio-environmental engineering) to local communities in the said province. Part of the operations is Community Public Health Outreach Program that will render community education about personal hygiene, sanitation, oral health and locally-specific topics. 

Brigadier General Rolando B Tenefrancia AFP, Commander, Civil Relations Service said that "the conduct of this significant undertaking will primarily benefit the residents of the chosen local communities in Legaspi City and at the same time, this will also be a good opportunity for both the USAF and AFP as well as the NGOs and LGUs to learn from each other in enhancing their Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations Skills."
The activities to be conducted will be at Bigaa Elementary School, Binitayan Elementary School, Sto Domingo (ENCAP Site 3) and Brgy Lamba Day Care Center; all are in Legaspi City, Albay. These schools will undergo repair, renovation, development and repair of their water system.
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Created on Monday, 27 February 2012 15:12
Published on Monday, 27 February 2012 15:12
Written by CRSAFP
Armed Force of the Philippines
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