NAVAL STATION ERNESTO OGBINAR, San Fernando City, La Union, Sept 21 (PIA) — The Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) and Falcon “300” signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) during the 35th Founding Anniversary of NFNL on September 18, to aid in the mitigation of the effects of man-made or natural disasters in Pangasinan.
Commander Levi Carane, NFNL public affairs officer, said disaster-response operations and trainings on disaster preparedness help alleviate the conditions of the people living along their areas of responsibility.
Meanwhile, Falcon 300, a group of communication volunteers from different sectors and the local chapter of the Disaster, Environment, Life Saving, Traffic Assistance Network System have the capacity to link stakeholders in Pangasinan and nearby provinces to facilitate comprehensive operations in calamity-affected communities, Carane said.
He added that through the Naval Reserve Center Northern Luzon (NRCEN-NL), an operational unit under the NFNL tasked to conduct response operations in Pangasinan, the Navy and Deltans can have a shared effort in utilizing their respective expertise and capabilities to serve the people in need.
The MOA signing was entered between Commodore Caesar C. Taccad, commander of the Naval Forces, Commander Redentor R. Cotezano of the NRCEN-NL, and Engineer Arnold J. Aquino, president of Falcon 300 Deltans.
With the MOA that binds this partnership, a more responsive, reliable, proactive and sustainable disaster response capability is assured not just for the Pangasinenses but for the whole region as well, Carane said. (ANL/MPA-PIA 1 La Union)