MANILA -- At least P61.286 million was spent for some 47,000 people evacuated from the danger zones around Mayon Volcano in the past two weeks, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) reported on its latest bulletin.

Situation Report No. 22 as of 7 a.m. indicated that the amount includes assistance from government, local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs).

Of the amount, NDCC said P9.3075 million came from the agency. Another P6.456 million came from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD), P6.915 million from the Department of Health (DOH), P36.014 million from LGUs, and P2.594 million from NGOs.

More than 47,000 people were evacuated from danger zones since the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised alert level three last December 14 and alert level four in December 20.

Phivolcs lowered Saturday Mayon Volcano's warning level to Alert Level 3, prompting the Albay government to send majority of the evacuees home because an eruption is less imminent.

As of Sunday noon, Governor Joey Salceda said only 2,322 from 510 families are in temporary shelters. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)