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Air Force flies planeload of relief goods to Iloilo

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 15:25:00 06/25/2008

MANILA, Philippines — An Air Force C-130 cargo plane left Manila for Iloilo City Wednesday afternoon to deliver relief goods to the flood-ravaged Western Visayas region.

Armed Forces chief General Alexander Yano and Air Force chief Lieutenant General Pedrito Cadungog saw off the plane at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

Also on Wednesday, five US Navy ships, including the USS Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier, were expected to arrive in the region to help with relief and reconstruction efforts, military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Ernesto Torres Jr. said.

Wednesday’s flight was the 15th C-130 relief sortie to Iloilo City, where over 200 people were killed by floods caused by typhoon “Frank” (international codename: Fengshen), Cadungog said.

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WedUTC2008-06-25T13:40:06+00:00UTC06bUTCWed, 25 Jun 2008 13:40:06 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm06

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  1. […] rage over NDCC’s slow response: Biron: Gov’t agency is a ‘disaster in itself’, or this one, Air Force flies planeload of relief goods to Iloilo, in which an apparently lone C-130 has been shuttling back and forth from Metro Manila to Iloilo- […]

    Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose » Blog Archive » When all you can do is text

    ThuUTC2008-06-26T06:07:11+00:00UTC06bUTCThu, 26 Jun 2008 06:07:11 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 am06

  2. As usual America shares her bounty and responds quickly
    to help those who are in need.

    America, America, God shed His grace on thee.

    To the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan, “thank you” cannot say what is in the hearts of thousands of Ilonggos you have helped. There’s no word that could express our deepest appreciation for all your sacrifices and generosity!
    The poorest of the poor were fed when there was no food.
    They had water when there’s nothing to drink!

    God Bless you all!

    From a very grateful Filipino-American.

    Arlene Truax

    SunUTC2008-07-20T03:44:14+00:00UTC07bUTCSun, 20 Jul 2008 03:44:14 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 am07

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