Clearing operations ongoing in Guiuan airstrip

By on December 8, 2014


GUIUAN, Eastern Samar Province, Republic of the Philippines (Nov. 17, 2013) An HC-130 Hercules and other military aircraft sit on the tarmac at Guiuan airport waiting to airlift Philippine citizens in support of Operation Damayan. The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart / RELEASED)
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar Province, Republic of the Philippines (Nov. 17, 2013) An HC-130 Hercules and other military aircraft sit on the tarmac at Guiuan airport waiting to airlift Philippine citizens in support of Operation Damayan. The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Peter Burghart / RELEASED)

MANILA — Clearing operations are now ongoing at the Guiuan airstrip in Eastern Samar, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said Monday.

Clearing of the facility will allow the government and its allies to land more relief goods and items which will be distributed to families in Samar area hard hit by Typhoon “Ruby”, he added.

Once the air strip is cleared, an air controller unit will be immediately deployed to assist incoming civilian and military aircraft to make safe landings and take-off.

The typhoon made its first landfall in Dolores, Eastern, Samar, Sunday

Guiuan is the area where Supertyphoon “Yolanda” made its landfall in Nov. 8, 2013.