Canadian Air Force brings aid to Iloilo town

Posted at 11/26/2013 10:35 PM | Updated as of 11/26/2013 10:35 PM

MANILA -- Canadian Air Force troops have arrived in Sicogon Island in Carles, Iloilo to provide aid and conduct medical missions for the survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

Residents of the island rushed to the the Bell Ch146 Griffon helicopter when it landed.

The Canadian soldiers brought relief goods, as well as a mobile medical team.

Most of the residents are suffering from common illnesses like cough and colds. They received medical help from the Canadian doctors.

The Canadians were amazed at how the residents of Sicogon Islands are coping with the tragedy.

"They still smile even when they are sick. They seem to be very happy," said Master Corporal Stephan Fortin.

Meanwhile, the lives of the residents in Sicogon Island are slowly returning to normal.

Fishermen have started repairing their damaged boats and nets. They have also started going back to sea.

They are also hoping to receive free boats from the local government so they can earn for their families. -- report from Bea Zaragosa, ABS-CBN Iloilo