Gov’t extends P55-million assistance to Albay residents

Mayon Volcano on September 23, 1984: Pyroclastic flows descend the south-eastern flank of Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Then, the maximum height of the eruption column was 15 km above sea level, and volcanic ash fell within about 50 km toward the west. There were no casualties from the 1984 eruption because more than 73,000 people evacuated the danger zones as recommended by scientists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. (Mayon VolcanoPublic Domain C.G. Newhall, Wikipedia)

Mayon Volcano on September 23, 1984: Pyroclastic flows descend the south-eastern flank of Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Then, the maximum height of the eruption column was 15 km above sea level, and volcanic ash fell within about 50 km toward the west. There were no casualties from the 1984 eruption because more than 73,000 people evacuated the danger zones as recommended by scientists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. (Mayon VolcanoPublic Domain C.G. Newhall, Wikipedia)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The national government extended more than P55 million for Albay province through various government agencies as assistance to communities affected by Mayon volcano’s impending eruption.

In a radio interview Saturday over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that national government agencies have been lending help to the province of Albay since the evacuation of affected families started.

The government relocates the people away from the six-kilometer permanent danger zone near Mayon volcano.

Valte also said government agencies as well as the local government continue to monitor the situation near the volcano.

With regards to Typhoon Ompong that brought heavy flooding in Iloilo and Zamboanga, Valte said the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) also continues to lend assistance to affected residents.

Kasi nang pumasok naman po ang Typhoon Ompong ay naka-preposition na ang mga goods and medicines natin, and handa na ‘yung pagbibigay ng saklolo sa mga kababayan natin doon sa mga apektadong lugar,” she told the radio station. (MNS)

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