THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) assured on Tuesday, January 23, that the government will be able to sustain the needs of about 50,000 evacuees affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay province.
NDRRMC spokesperson Romina Marasigan said the local and national government agencies are working together to ensure that the supplies needed by the evacuees in Albay, particularly food, medicines and non-food items, are in place.
“Meron naman sa regional office na ayuda, hindi tayo nagpapa-zero sa mga evacuation centers na kung kelan ubos na ubos na saka tayo nagbibigay ng ayuda. Ang sistema ‘pag nakikita na baka mae-extend ang stay ng evacuees, nagbibigay na agad ng additional,” she said.
“Imagine, this is a situation na kaya ng ating regional office. Meron pa naka-prepositioned pero agaran ang national council nagpapadala na ng karagdagan pa at sinasabi nila kahit abutin ng three months makakapagpadala pa rin tayo ng karagdagang ayuda,” she added.