SAF sends second RSAF C-130 to the Philippines

SAF sends second RSAF C-130 to the Philippines
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) plane in Tacloban City, Philippines, carrying supplies for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

SINGAPORE - A Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircraft has delivered the second tranche of relief supplies worth $120,000 to Cebu, Philippines this afternoon.

This is the second C-130 aircraft which the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has sent to Philippines. The aircraft carried tents, groundsheets, medical supplies and blankets to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The first tranche of supplies were sent to the town of Tacloban yesterday by the SAF.

In response to the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) request, the SAF will be extending the deployment of the second C-130 aircraft to the Philippines to support their ongoing relief efforts.

The C-130 aircraft will assist in transporting relief supplies and personnel between the capital city of Manila and areas in the Visayas region which were badly affected by the typhoon.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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