By: Elmer Cajilig
Visayan Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 10 November 2010
ILOILO CITY - A training exercise led by the Philippine Navy kicked off Tuesday following a simple send-off ceremony here.
The send-off ceremony was held at the compound of Milagrosa J Shipping Corporation at Lapuz Norte, La Paz, Iloilo City with Capt Jesus C Millan, commander of the Naval Reserve Command as guest of honor.
Dubbed as "Exercise Pagsasama 2010", the said training is joined by the 802nd Disaster Response and Rescue Unit (DRRU) in Iloilo City, Naval ROTC cadet officers, organic personnel coming from the Naval Reserve Command, Naval Reserve Center in Western Visayas and the Naval Forces Central based in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
A vessel of the Milagrosa J Shipping Corporation has been utilized for the said exercise, with the Philippine Navy Boat 140 as convoy.
Scenario on search and rescue, communication, sealift, maneuvers, convoy and ship operational protocol are among the tasks to be performed during the trip from Iloilo City to Cebu City.
Medical and dental civic action project as well as mangrove planting will be the closing activities upon their arrival at Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN) Cebu Bay, Cebu City on Wednesday morning, November 10, 2010.