P74-M aid extended to communities hit by Mayon unrest

By Priam Nepomuceno

June 21, 2023, 11:16 am

<p>Mayon Volcano <em>(File photo)</em></p>

Mayon Volcano (File photo)

MANILA – The government has provided PHP73.9 million worth of assistance to communities affected by the ongoing unrest of the Mayon Volcano.

In its Wednesday update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said assistance extended includes distilled water, assorted clothes, hygiene kits, tents and shelter materials, family food packs, sleeping kits, and fuel.

As of this posting, 10,171 families or 39,057 persons residing in 26 barangays in the Bicol region have been affected by Mayon's increasing activity.

About 5,466 families or 18,999 persons are being sheltered in 28 evacuation centers. The rest are being aided by relatives and friends. (PNA)