MANILA, Philippines - Thailand's royal family is sending relief goods for survivors of super typhoon "Yolanda".
Upon instructions of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, Dr. Pichit Suvanprakorn, vice chairman of the Princess Pa Foundation, presented the royally-sponsored relief goods at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Friday.
The relief items consisted of mechanical and powdered water purifiers, tents, bags filled with ready-to-eat meals, powdered milk bottles, pre-fabricated roofing materials made out of recycled milk cartons, and personal-size toiletries for the typhoon victims.
The mechanical water purifiers are portable and can be operated by foot pump if there is no electricity. The powdered water purifiers are mixed with water drawn from wells and even rivers to make it safe for drinking.
The relief items will be flown to Mactan Airbase by two Royal Thai Air Force C-130 aircraft. The first plane is scheduled to arrive today (November 18), and the second is expected to arrive on November 20.
Philippine Ambassador to Thailand Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia thanked the Royal Family, the Princess Pa Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Thai Air Force for the donation.