4ID units conduct HADR operations amidst flooding in Northern Mindanao and Caraga region

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – Different line units under the operational control of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division conducted Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) operations amidst flooding due to heavy rains in some parts of Northern Mindanao and Caraga region on Monday, December 26, 2022.

Troops from the 30th Infantry Battalion provided manpower, transportation, and security assistance to more than 10,000 individuals who were trapped in their homes in the municipalities of Bacuag, Gigaquit, Claver, Tubod, all of Surigao del Norte; Basilisa, Loreto, and Tubajon, all of Dinagat Island Province.

Meanwhile, troops from the 36th Infantry Battalion deployed Quick Response Teams (QRTs) to augment the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) of Carmen, Madrid, and Cantilan, all of Surigao del Sur, as they forcibly evacuated residents living in high risks areas.

On the other hand, the 58th Infantry Battalion aided disaster response teams in transporting affected residents in Gingoog City, as well as conducting clearing operations in landslide areas and mobile patrolling in the municipalities of Lagonglong, Salay, and Sugbongcogon, all of Misamis Oriental province. On the same day, troops coming from the 10th Regional Community Defense Group of the Army Reserve Command, in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 10, distributed food to the flood and landslide victims in Gingoog City.

The 4ID, led by MGen Wilbur C. Mamawag, continues to monitor the situation for additional deployment of troops in other areas and coordinate with the local disaster and risk reduction management offices for rescue and relief operations.

“The Diamond troopers remain committed to performing their mandate to serve the people even on holidays. In these trying times, we are one with the affected families as they recover from this disaster. We are continuously working hand in hand with the local disaster and risk reduction management offices for logistical and manpower support for the HADR operations whenever needed,” the good general added.

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