Palawan Rescue 165 to strengthen operations in 2016

A resolution calls on the governor to allocate funds for the purchase of 12 units of ambulance to be given to island communities and mainland municipalities. (Photo credit: Palawan PDRRMO/ file photo)

Considering the expanse of the Province of Palawan to be able to respond to various emergency cases, the Palawan Rescue 165 will strengthen its operations by adding additional equipment and vehicles that will be deployed in strategic areas in the province.


Gilbert Baaco, program manager of  PR 165 said they want to keep up with other cities and provinces in the country that have advanced equipment that can easily respond to man-made and natural disasters.


PR 165 aims to be at least, like the United States’ and Canada’s emergency dispatch centers Rescue 911. Though it may be not as high-tech as the operation of 911, according to Baaco, they want to be the first to extend help to disaster stricken communities.


According to Baaco, in 2016 they are expecting that 16 units of ambulance will be given to the program.


The PR 165 will have its station complete with ambulance and equipment in the towns of El Nido, Taytay, Quezon Coron and Cuyo in 2016.  At present, they have station in Brooke’s Point, Roxas and soon in Aborlan.

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