By GERRY LEE GORIT
The SAF humanitarian relief items were donated to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Office of the Department of National Defense, and were flown in by SAF C-130 aircraft to Laguindingan airport.
The humanitarian relief items included 5-man tent (30 sets) worth S$ 25,620, field ration (3,120 packets) worth S$ 21,840, medical supply (3 sets) valued S$ 25,000, blankets (200 pieces) – S$3,770, bottled water (1080 bottles) – S$ 324, dynamo lights (64 pieces) – S$ 5,120, water filtration units (3 units) – S$ 12,270. The donation was made through the Defense Attache’ office in Manila, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore also in Manila.
Lim Chong Tee, a volunteer of the Singapore Red Cross, said, “The Singapore Red Cross is supporting the Marawi operation by contributing three communal filtration system,” among others.
Lim said the water filtration unit is able to purify up to 1 ton or 1,000 liters of water in just an hour in disaster-hit areas for relief operation personnel and evacuees.
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