US Military brings medical aid to Odette victims in San Vicente, Palawan
The US Civil-Military Support Element-Philippines (CMSE-PHL) recently teamed up with their partner organizations to provide free medical and dental care to more than 500 individuals affected by Typhoon Odette in San Vicente, Palawan.
Working together with local government and military units, CMSE-PHL provided over 1,000 kilograms of medical and dental supplies, valued at over P700,000 ($14,000), to support Palawan province’s ongoing efforts to assist communities, such as Port Barton, and expand services in all barangays of the province.
Palawan was one of the provinces heavily affected by Typhoon Odette last December.
CMSE-PHL partnered with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Palawan-Special Operations Group, San Vicente Municipality, San Vicente Rural Health Unit, Philippine Marines 33rd Company, the Palawan Department of Health (DOH), and the Philippine Dental Association (PDA)-Palawan Chapter to make the project possible.
“The typhoon was an immense challenge for our men and women on the front lines in the PCG, from conducting search and rescue missions to transporting aid to different communities in Palawan,” said Lt. Jonathan Morante, the commanding officer of the PCG-Special Operations Group.
“We are proud to be able to help our district and our people rebuild together, and we thank our U.S. partners for helping us support the people of Palawan.”