TF Eagles donate relief goods, P2M from Masbate for Mayon ops
By Cyryl L. Montales
LEGAZPI CITY --- The provincial government of Albay continues to receive donations from local, national, and international organizations for the evacuees affected by the ongoing Mayon volcanic.
On Monday, July 10, Masbate Governor Antonio Kho turned-over P2million to the local goverment unit of Albay to aid in its Mayon operations.
‘’I will equitably distribute this amount to all affected LGUs of this Mayon seismic activity,’’ Albay Gov. Edcel Grex Lagman said.
The fraternal order of Eagles - Philippine Eagles Inc.-Task force Mayon also provided relief goods to five (5) evacuation centers in Albay on the same day.
‘’They will be going all over the evacuation centers, the target beneficiaries are 5,000 so, the logistics that we need to organize are overwhelming,’’ Lagman said.
ACT OF GENEROSITY || The Provincial Treasurer of Masbate (2nd from left) hands over the P2-M donation to Albay Province Treasurer Mayflor Atos (2nd from right) with Albay Gov. Edcel Grex Lagman (left ) and Vice Gov. Glenda Bongao (right) ) during the Flag Ceremony on July 10, 2023 in front of the Albay Capitol, Albay. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Edcel Grex Lagman)
Lagman cited that Eagle’s task force Mayon - Alalayang Agila was able to distribute 4,277 relief packs, 250 loaves of Gardenia bread, 600 pairs of slippers, P120K worth of assorted medicines, infant formula worth P135K, and P80K bottled water.
‘’The Evacuation Centers (ECs) in the LGUs with the most numbers of evacuees are in Malilipot ECs- 845; Sto. Domingo -1,042; Camalig- 1,420; Daraga- 565; and Tabaco with 405 families,’’ Lagman said.
During the press briefing, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) Chief Dr. Cedric Daep urged donors to purchase their donations [foods, other items) in the province.
Daep said that, aside from their humanitarian response, they can also help the province to boost its economy.
‘’We suggested to some Non Government Organizations (NGOs) offering their help to be on standby while we still have resources,’’ Daep said.
He highlighted that when the current resources are maximized and phased-out after the Mayons unrest, NGO’s support might be allocated for the recovery program.
‘’We are doing a reservation approach,’’ said Daep. (PIA5/Albay)