The BRP Ang Pangulo (ACS-25), the presidential yacht converted into a floating hospital following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in large parts of the Visayas and Mindanao last December, has extended medical aid to another 926 residents of Dinagat Islands in its latest mission last week.
“BRP Ang Pangulo with her onboard medical team continues to provide medical services to the people of Dinagat Islands. The hospital ship treated 926 patients from the Municipality of Dinagat on 21 January 2022,” the BRP Ang Pangulo said in a post on its Facebook page Sunday night.
To date, the medical and humanitarian missions being conducted by BRP Ang Pangulo have served 2,450 patients from the Dinagat Islands and Siargao.
The BRP Ang Pangulo is part of the 27-ship flotilla deployed by the Philippine Navy (PN) to help communities battered by “Odette”.
The ship left Manila on December 19, carrying thousands of relief goods and other essential items intended for the affected population in Mindanao.
Commander Benjo Negranza, PN spokesperson, earlier said they are using their resources to assist disaster-stricken areas to ensure the timely delivery of relief goods to typhoon victims. (PNA)