C-130 cargo aircraft carrying relief supplies for quake-hit areas arrives in General Santos Airport. (Hilbert Estacion / DSWD)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — A military plane full of emergency relief supplies for residents affected by yesterday’s strong earthquake arrived Wednesday here, a senior government official said.

Cezario Joel Espejo, regional director of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), said a C-130 aircraft from Manila landed late afternoon at General Santos International Airport, carrying 500 laminated sacks, 500 sleeping kits, 166 food packs and 50 units of tents.

“The additional supplies are up for distribution to hardest-hit areas,” he said.

Edmund Corder, regional logistics chief, received the relief goods from members of the Philippine Air Force.

Earlier, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista who visited areas affected by the tremor in the region, assured thousands of affected residents staying in temporary shelters of more aid from the central government. (Hilbert Estacion and Ronald Daria/ DSWD)