TODAY'S HEADLINES

King moves to reassure Saudis as MERS deaths hit 85 24-Apr-14, 7:04 PM | Agence France-Presse

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370 24-Apr-14, 8:51 AM | Agence France-Presse

OPEN LETTER | Longest held political prisoner appeals to Obama 24-Apr-14, 5:27 PM | Juanito Itaas, political prisoner

Afghan policeman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital 24-Apr-14, 6:18 PM | Usman Sharifi, Agence France-Presse

MMDA sends 200-member repair, rehab contingent to Tacloban

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Manila Development Authority has sent 200 civil engineers, carpenters, mechanics, electricians, laborers, radio operators, nurses, welders, masons, and drivers to Tacloban City to assist with repair and rehabilitation work in areas devastated by typhoon “Yolanda.”

The contingent left Manila early Tuesday morning and will stay in Tacloban for up to two weeks.

Earlier, the MMDA also sent four search and rescue teams to devastated areas in the Visayas.

MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said the latest contingent was handpicked from the agency’s MMDA’s Traffic Engineering Center, Metro Parkway Clearing Group, Road Emergency Group and “other special units.”

Tolentino said the team is equipped with payloaders, dump trucks, tow trucks, forklifts, graders, backhoes, buses, and ambulances, and rescue and mechanic tools like hook lift, bolt cutters, generators, a water treatment machine, chainsaws, and battery-operated radios.

 

OTHER NATIONAL STORIES
BREAKING NEWS