More troops were on the way to the Philippines Thursday night, bringing the total number of Canadian Forces boots on the ground in the typhoon devastated area to almost 200.
A flight carrying 70 members of the rapid response team left CFB Trenton late in the evening.
They’re bound for the region of Iloilo on Panay Island.
Major-General Jim Ferron, commanding officer of the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters, says one of the biggest priorities is getting clean water to those who need it.
He says more of the 287 members of the Disaster Assistance Response Team should be leaving for the Philippines in the coming days.