LGUs, orgs aid over 20k evacuees in Albay

More than a week since Mayon volcano’s alert status was raised to level 3, the total current evacuees rose to 20,127 residents from seven local government units (LGUs)— Camalig, Ligao City, Daraga, Guinobatan, Malilipot, Sto. Domingo, and Tabaco City. Of these, 18,892 individuals are placed in 28 evacuation centers while 1,235 people are put outside evacuation centers.

With the number of displaced families continuously piling up, government units, private groups, party lists, non-government organizations, and LGUs distribute assistance to the affected population amounting to a total of Php55,791,014 worth cost of assistance.

In courtesy of DSWD V, more than P20 million peso worth of food packs was also distributed to Bacacay, Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan, Ligao, Malilipot, Sto. Domingo, and Tabaco.  

Other necessities such as 6,435 pcs of 6L distilled water were given to LGUs of Daraga, Guinobatan, Ligao, Tabaco, Camalig, Malilipot, and Sto. Domingo. Non-food items including 5,531 sets of hygiene kits, 5,505 sets of sleeping kits, 2,890 pcs of malong, 550 modular tents, 9 rolls of laminated sacks, and 89 family tents were also provided to the evacuees.

Headed by DSWD, financial support of Php5,000 to each family from the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) was granted to 1,489 displaced families in Ligao City, Daraga, Malilipot, Camalig, Tabaco, and Guinobatan summing to a total of P7,405,000.

Overall, the total amount given by the DSWD V through food and non-food items amounts to Php49,478,514.

Other organizations who helped the evacuees such as DOH, Ang Probinsyano Party List, Philippine Red Cross, Big Mike Restaurant, former Cong. Co, IOM-UN Migration, Sagip-Kapamilya ABS CBN Foundation, Ayala Foundation, Asia Brewery, GMA Kapuso Foundation, and other private donors distributed a total amount of Php 6,312,499.

The affected localities had also evacuated a total of 908 livestock to designated areas. Among the animals that were transferred were goats, cattle, and carabaos. I Lou Marie Cuarto