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DSWD Bicol Donates Food Packs For Taal Eruption Evacuees

TAAL ERUPTION – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol donated 5,000 food packs for Taal Eruption evacuees.

The towns near Taal volcano is now covered with ashfall after it erupted on Sunday, January 12. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) ordered the residents to evacuate to safer grounds.

The second most active volcano in the county is not showing signs of slowing down said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The agency also said that Filipino people to expect more volcano activity in the next days.

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Photo Source: Tempo Newspaper

Following a previous article, Vice President Leni Robredo has donated food packs to the families affected by the Taal volcano eruption. The staff of her foundation, Angat Buhay, and some volunteers in Metro Manila prepared the relief goods.

Recently, a woman gathered a lot of praise from the netizens after photos of her sewing free face masks for her fellowmen went viral on social media. Her daughter said it’s her mom’s way of helping the people who got affected by the heavy ashfall.

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Photo Source: inquirer

Based on a report from Inquirer, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol decided to offer some help to the evacuees. The government agency will send P1.5M worth of food packs to the evacuees in Batangas.

The information officer of DSWD Bicol, Mary Gizelle Mesa, said they’ve prepared 5 thousand packs that contain coffee, six (6) kilos of rice, corned beef, coffee, and sardines.

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Photo Source: GMA Network

According to the report, the food packs from DSWD Bicol will be delivered to the Batangas Sports complex.

The director of DSWD Bicol, Arnel Garcia, said they have also prepared non-food items for Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) region.

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