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Albay gets P60M worth of assistance from DOLE

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The Province of Albay received a total of P60 million worth of assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The assistance, personally presented by DOLE Sec. Silvester H. Bello III, consisted of P30 million for Emergency Employment Program for the evacuees and another P30 million for their livelihood.

“DOLE Secretary brought with him 3 trucks of fresh vegetables, hygiene kits and medicines to be given to the evacuation centers. He also brought with him 30 million for Emergency Employment Program for the evacuees and another 30 million for the livelihood,” the province said.

Sec. Bello said he wanted to witness the beautiful disaster of Mayon Volcano and at the same time bring relief aid to Albayanos who flee due to Mt. Mayon’s wrath

Bello thanked Albay especially Governor Al Francis Bichara for the hospitality and warm welcome he was extended by the province to him.

Meanwhile, Bichara expressed gratitude for the fresh donations and quipped, “Buti nang di puro sardinas, di puro delata”.

A ceremonial turn-over of relief goods to the Governor, and a Ribbon cutting for Tupad Job Start Program was done during the event, the province said.

The signing of memorandum of agreement between the Department of Labor and Employment RO V and Casa Blanca Hotel, Mang Inasal, Sunwest Corporation, Sutherland, Tanvera Corporation was held, February 8, 2018,

Congressman Fernando Gonzales, Congressman Joey Sarte Salceda, Mayor Rosal, Secretary Exequiel R. Sarcauga, and Admin Secretary Arnel Ignacio were also present to witness the MOA signing.

Alert Level 4 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano.