O.B. Montessori Center (OBMC) and Operation Brotherhood Community Foundation were awarded certificates of appreciation by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at their National Headquarters in Manila last March 27, 2023, for their “support and assistance rendered during the consolidation, transport, and distribution of relief goods” to the affected families of Typhoon Paeng.
Severe Tropical Storm Paeng, with the international name Nalgae, struck the Philippines on October 29, 2022, making five landfalls in Luzon but it was reported that Mindanao suffered most deaths, particularly in the province of Maguindanao del Norte according to a report by Rappler
The OBMC community quickly responded with in-kind donations through the PCG Task Force Kalinga as part of its commitment to disaster response and its service to the nation.
PCG Auxiliary Rear Admiral Sara Soliven-De Guzman as OBMC President was also awarded with the Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Medal and Ribbon by Coast Guard Special Operations Force (CGSOF) Commander Rear Admiral Edgardo Hernando and presented a certificate of appreciation for the services she rendered in support of the unit over the past years.
CGSOF is a uniformed volunteer organization that specializes in domestic counter-terrorism and maritime law enforcement operations. It provided Coast Guard instructors in the last OBMC Joint Campout.
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