SAF sends relief supplies to the Philippines

SAF sends relief supplies to the Philippines
SAF personnel unloading relief supplies from an RSAF C-130 aircraft at Tacloban.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is sending S$120,000 worth of relief supplies to assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

This includes tents, groundsheets, medical supplies, and blankets which will be transported by C-130 aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force over two tranches.

The first tranche of supplies was handed over by Singapore’s Defence Attaché to the Philippines, Colonel Luis Phay, to Assistant Secretary of the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development, Camilo G. Gudmalin in Tacloban this morning.

The C-130 aircraft also evacuated civilians from Tacloban, the most affected province, to Manila before returning to Singapore.

These relief supplies are in addition to the $200,000 contribution from the Singapore Government through the Singapore Red Cross to support the relief efforts in the Philippines.

ellenja@sph.com.sg

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