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.