14 February 2017

In line with the strong commitment of the PAF and 505th Search and Rescue Group in preparing for "The Big One”, and its continuing stakeholder engagement in relation to the SAR Plan 2028, the Group Commander, 505th SRG, Col Dennis G Estrella PAF (GSC) rendered a courtesy call to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman, USEC Thomas M Orbos on February 14, 2017 at MMDA office EDSA corner Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo in Makati City.

TThe courtesy call was also graced by USEC Frisco M San Juan, Deputy Chairman, MMDA; Gen Manny Gonzales AFP (ret), Head of Security Investigation and Intelligence Group; and Supervisor Bong Nebrija, Supervising Officer for Operations.

Both the MMDA and 505th SRG had expressed their commitment to the Oplan: Metro Yakal-Plus, which is the Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Plan of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Council in preparation for the Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake from the movement of the Valley Fault System. This meeting is had also brought forth their collaboration and partnership in Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity Building and Interoperability, which is in cognizance with the PAF’s command thrust of Jointly Engaged Transforming Force for Greater Peace and Security.

-Credits to 505th SRG