MANILA – The Philippine Air Force's multi-functional S-70i "Black Hawk" helicopter has transported relief goods from Villamor Air Base in Pasay City to Typhoon Karding-hit Dingalan town in Aurora province.
In a statement Wednesday, PAF spokesperson, Col. Ma. Consuelo Castillo, said the airlifted goods include food packs, medicines, slippers, clothes, boxes of bottled water and milk.
In times of disaster, the Black Hawk combat utility helicopters could also be used for disaster response and surveillance.
Apart from sending out aid to the typhoon victims, the PAF's search and rescue group, using its Huey II, also carried out an operation for a missing fisherman in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
The fisherman's body was found and was brought back to Laoag International Airport to be received by the local government unit, Castillo said.
In another operation with local disaster response teams in Tarlac province, the remains of a 29-year-old male from Camiling town was found after he was reported missing at the height of the typhoon's onslaught.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Army, along with government personnel and non-government organizations (NGOs), continues to bring aid to far-flung towns hit by the typhoon.
Using Army trucks, the military and Coast Guard personnel also hauled relief goods from NGOs for distribution to families in Polillo Island in Quezon province. (PNA)