TACLOBAN CITY-The 546th Engineer Construction Battalion (ECB) help in the clearing operation on landslide affected areas in Biliran Province that started on Jan. 6, 2018.
The 546ECB, upon the request of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (PDRRMO) of Biliran Province, deployed 1 unit backhoe, 2 units backhoe-loader and 1 unit dump truck together with ten (10) personnel from this unit to fasttrack the clearing operation on the landslide affected areas in the province.
The Typhoon ‘Urduja’ hit the Visayas region last Dec. 16, 2017 and a search, rescue and retrieval operation was conducted by 546 ECB and 78 Infantry Battalion in coordination with PDRRMO Biliran. The heavy rainfall caused the landslide in some areas of the Biliran. After the SRR operation, clearing operation follows to restore the passage of transportation in the province.
According to Lt. Col. Ronilo H. Cudal (GSC) PA, commanding officer of the 546 ECB, the Army Engineers in the Eastern Visayas will always be ready to conduct Humanitarian and Disaster Response (HADR) operation in Region-8 Area and provide its equipment assistance, technical assistance and manpower assistance in any SRR response and Rehabilitation/Reconstruction operation to help restore the normalcy of the disaster-affected areas. (PR)