US plane delivers goods to Pablo-ravaged provinces in Mindanao
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - December 10, 2012 - 3:46pm

MANILA, Philippines - The United States military has brought at least 270,000 pounds of emergency supplies to provinces ravaged by typhoon "Pablo," the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced Monday.

The AFP said that the goods were delivered by the American C-130 "Hercules" cargo aircraft on Sunday and Monday.

Col. Arnulfo M. Burgos Jr., AFP spokesperson, said that the aircraft unloaded its cargo at the Davao City airport, where the Air Force has an existing facility.

Burgos said that the supplies would be forwarded to the typhoon-battered areas, either by helicopters or trucks.

Burgos said that 76,000 pounds of the supplies came from the World Food Program and the rest came from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The AFP spokesperson also said that the United States paid for the fuel and maintenance and flying costs of the C-130 while Filipino military only secured the American aircraft.

AIR FORCE AMERICAN C ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES ARNULFO M BURGOS BURGOS JR. DAVAO CITY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT SUNDAY AND MONDAY UNITED STATES WORLD FOOD PROGRAM
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