CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga-  More or less 600 personnel are now deployed in affected areas of Region 3 to conduct search and rescue operations as Typhoon Ompong hits Central Luzon.
 
PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS said that about 2,000 PRO3 personnel are also on standby and ready to be deployed as the need arises.  
 
As of press time, 287 SAR personnel are deployed in Nueva Ecija, 150 in Bataan and 94 in Tarlac.
 
“We are still on full alert status, our Disaster Incident Management Task Group is already activated and I have directed our SAR Teams to conduct search and rescue operations.We also continuously  utilize social media and seek assistance to our tri-media in disseminating safety tips for this eventuality as we aim for zero casualty.  I will also send additional PNP personnel to thwart criminal elements especially looters and profiteers who may take advantage of the situation,” PCSUPT CORPUS also stated.