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Albay PIO conducts assessment on evacuation centers, families affected by Mayon unrest

Jan 17, 2018 @ 18:05

The Albay Provincial Information Office has conducted a data gathering and assessment on evacuation centers upon the orders of Governor Al Francis Bichara in connection with the unrest of Mayon Volcano.

The PIO team that conducted the assessment and data gathering this afternoon was led by officer Leonardo Flores.

“A team from the Provincial Information Office, led by PIO Leonardo Flores, visited evacuation centers this afternoon for information and data gathering, as well as needs assessment, in compliance with Gov. Al Francis Bichara’s order to collate a comprehensive and accurate data of the evacuees and the camps,” the province said.

According to the province, the team were able to visit two of the biggest evacuation centers: San Jose Elementary School in Malilipot, and San Andres Elementary School in Sto. Domingo.

“The team were able to talk with camp leaders and municipal DRR coordinators discussing the concerns of each camp and their temporary residents,” said the province.

The concerned raised by the evacuees, according to the team, were mostly focused on sanitation, hygiene, sleeping materials, and potable water supply.

“These data will be transmitted to the departments with concern in the area and will be acted upon immediately,” the PIO said.

In a separate but related developments, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) expressed its gratitude to all those who volunteered to repack relief goods.

The province said that it has been a productive day for Mayon Operation 2018.

“The PSWDO extends its efforts to the Provincial Government of Albay in making sure that the constituents receive basic commodities while staying safe in the evacuation centers,” the province said.

“Gratitude to those who volunteered to help in repacking these goods, specifically the PGSO, APHSO, and PSWDO staff,” it added.

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