Albay province thanks Taguig City for P3M worth of calamity assistance

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The Albay provincial government said that it is “grateful” for the P3-million worth of relief assistance extended by the Taguig City.

The Taguig City Council earlier approved a resolution the release of P3,000,000 in calamity assistance to Albay residents affected by Mayon unrest.

Taguig City’s P3 million assistance includes a total of 3,000 relief goods consisting of hygiene kits, face masks, rice and canned goods.

“The provincial government of Albay is grateful for the P3-million worth of assistance from the local government of Taguig City,” the province said.

Governor Al Francis Bichara ordered the donated food packs and hygiene kits to be distributed to Sto. Domingo evacuees.

“A medical mission was also conducted during the distribution,” the province said.

“Dios mabalos, Taguig City,” the province said.

Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, who hails from Albay, said that her city knows that the province is in dire need of help due to the Mayon eruption.

“We’ve seen the news and we know that they really need our help. We hope that through this simple act, we will be able to give them hope and love,” Cayetano said.

“Taguigeños will continue to give assistance to our fellow Filipinos. We will always try to extend our support as much as we can to those who are really in need,” Mayor Lani added.

Camarines Sur province also vowed to help the Albay province.

CamSur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte said that his province will “adopt” an evacuation center in Albay as a way of helping their fellow Bicolanos.

“Camsur has also committed to adopt an evacuation center in Albay wherein we will be sending a team of volunteers, doctors, nurses, police, firemen, emergency responders, and psychosocial therapists,” Governor Villafuerte said.

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte gave P20 million to the province and pledged to add additional P50 million to help the province rehabilitate as soon as possible. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office also gave P5 million to the Province of Albay for its Disaster relief Operations.

Alert level 4 remains in effect over Mayon. As of January 29, 21,880 families or a total of 84,399 individuals have fled their homes due to the eruptive activities of the volcano.