Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief is a core task for the Philippine Army.
In fulfilling its mandate to serve the Filipino people, the Philippine Army readily dedicates its military assets for humanitarian emergencies in times of disasters.
At the wake of the recent typhoon Ompong, which devastated Central and Northern Philippines, at least 8 were reported dead, 30 were injured, and more than 250,000 were affected in 7 regions in Luzon.
In waist-deep flood areas in Bulacan, troops of the Philippine Army’s 1st Scout Ranger Regiment conducted relief and rescue operations. They assisted residents trapped in the flood and carried infants and children to safety.