MEMBERS of the Bagsakan Municipal Clusters Vegetables Dealers Association Inc., turned over some 1,300 kilograms of highland vegetables for the evacuees of Mount Mayon in Albay last week.
The group’ led by its president Filomena Kinawag contributed 350 kilos of potatoes, more than 1000 kilos of chayote, and two bags of carrots and raddish for the victims of Mt. Mayon.
Chief inspector Benson Macli-ing, head of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station and proponent of the project tapped the trading post association who willingly volunteered to give vegetables to the affected families of the volcanic activity which started last month.
The chief of police said the vegetables were sent to Camp Bado Dangwa to be delivered to Albay.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Mayon’s activity as of February 19, a total of 54 volcanic earthquakes were recorded.
Alert level four remains in effect over Albay and nearby provinces.
Residents were strongly advised to be vigilant and desist from entering the eight kilometer-radius danger zone, and to be additionally vigilant against pyroclastic density currents, lahars and sediment-laden stream flows.
The Civil aviation authorities also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ash from any sudden eruption can be hazardous to aircraft.
At least 15,000 people have return to their homes with 60,000 people still living in evacuation shelters.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on February 20, 2018.
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