EastMinCom units ready for TD Basyang

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines’ Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) put its units on red alert particularly in areas expected to be hit by tropical depression Basyang.

EastMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. has directed his units to prepare, plan and coordinate with different Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils for the impending effect of Basyang that is expected to hit the area under his command.

The directive specifically orders the readiness of all military assets and personnel to respond during emergency situations.

“We have to coordinate with LDRRMC to mitigate the effects by assisting them in the conduct of evacuation,” Madrigal said.

“Likewise, we have to prepare for the after effect as it is expected to bring high level of rainfall that might cause danger to the different communities,” the commander added.

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