SBMA sends aid and manpower to Typhoon Siargao

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An 11-man team from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) fire department leaves for typhoon-stricken Siargao Island to help with clean-up operations. (Screenshot from SBMA President Wilma Eisma’s Facebook live)

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT –– The Subic Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) deployed on Sunday December 19 a team from its fire department to help with clean-up operations on the island of Siargao, which was severely damaged by typhoon “Odette “.

Wilma Eisma, president and trustee of SBMA, said the team consisted of 11 members of the fire department.

“Pray for the recovery of people there and the safe travel of our staff to the area,” Eisma said in a statement.

Earlier, Eisma said SBMA would send donations and labor to areas hit by the typhoon, adding that it would continue to accept donations through its public relations department.

“We strike at the benevolent and compassionate hearts of the stakeholders in the Subic Bay Freeport to assist our brothers and sisters in Visayas and Mindanao who are severely affected by Typhoon Odette,” said Eisma.

She said victims of the typhoon would need sleeping mats, hygiene kits, easy-to-open canned food, mosquito nets, pre-loved clothes and mineral water.

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