Gordon: UPDATES ON RESCUE EFFORTS IN PANGASINAN
In the rescue efforts in Pangasinan, these were the following rescue units/assets that were mobilized:
At 5pm Thursday, after asking the USAID to get the american soldiers to convert from a military mission to a humanitarian mission, mobilized were 3 SBMA rubber boats manned by SBMA & Olongapo Red Cross Volunteers, onboard 1 Red Cross heavy 6x6 rescue truck and 1 SBMA Rescue Van, headed by Ranny Magno.
Another team was also dispatched headed by Angie Layug with 2 rubber boats onboard 2 rescue vans, 1 dump truck with several volunteers. Olongapo Mayor James Gordon sent well trained rescue teams that all proceeded to Dagupan.
In coordination with the US Military & Philippine Military at 2am, 6 rubber boats were deployed with 6 teams from Red Cross Headquarters. These teams headed to Rosales, Villasis and Lingayen to rescue the victims.
Last night, 3 more rescue boats were deployed to Dagupan from Red Cross HQ, plus 2 more to Lingayen with the Phil. Coast Guard helping Red Cross Volunteers.
We are now on switching to relief operations, currently loading & delivering trucks of relief goods for Pangasinan. from Sen. Richard Gordon's notes.