Members of the NCRPO preparing equipment and supplies as Super Typhoon Karding approached the country on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (Photo from a video posted on the Facebook account of the NCRPO Public Information Office)
MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Sunday prepared 1,012 contingent personnel as a “Search, Rescue and Retrieval and Reserved Standby Support Force” in light of Typhoon Karding.
The NCRPO is also monitoring 152 flood-prone areas in Metro Manila, according to a post in its official Facebook account.
The NCRPO said it was coordinating with local government units under its jurisdiction and Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils.
The agency also made sure it had complete supplies such as life vests, handheld radios, rubber boats, mobile cars, and megaphones.
“We are prepared to render disaster response should the need arise. But still, we are hoping that we will be spared from the ill effects of this calamity,” Brig. Gen. Jonnel C. Estomo, NCRPO chief, said.