DSWD-Bicol assists Taal eruption victims
LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol on Monday, Jan. 13 sent some 5,000 emergency family food packs for the victims of Taal Volcano eruption in Batangas, a DSWD regional official said recently.
Arnel B. Garcia, DSWD-Bicol regional director, in an interview, said the relief goods on board five container trucks left around 4:30 p.m. Monday bound for the Batangas Sports Complex in Batangas City.
Garcia said the food packs will be turned over to DSWD offices of the towns affected by the eruption.
Each family pack contains six kilos of rice, six sachets of coffee, four cans of sardines, and four cans of corned beef.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) -Bicol sent N95 masks and medicines to the victims, while the DPWH Bicol dispatched one unit each of water tanker, flood mitigating truck with generator set and stake truck. (PNA)
AID TO TAAL VICTIMS. Volunteers load boxes of food packs on a truck bound for Batangas on Jan. 13 to be distributed to the victims of Taal Volcano eruption. Each family pack contains six kilos of rice, six sachets of coffee, four cans of sardines and four cans of corned beef. (Photo courtesy of DSWD-Bicol)