Families affected by the Mayon Volcano’s series of eruption in Legazpi City in Albay province will be receiving financial assistane worth PhP 4.5 million, Davoa City Vice Mayor Bernard Al-Ag Jr. has disclosed early this month.
According to Al-Ag, the said amount has been processed for delivery this coming weeks, after being approved on suspended rules on Tuesday, January 30.
“In transit na ito ngayon and ipapadala ito sa municipal treasurer para ma-receive po nila yong checke,” Al-ag said.
“Pinroseso na po ang cheke because this is urgent. I think Mayor Sara Duterte is looking for ways. This is her priority actually na matanggap po ng respective municipality diyan po sa Albay [next] week.”
The City Council has given the legislative authority to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to utilize a portion of the city’s Quick Response Fund (QRF) to extend assistance to several municipalities who were devastated by the continuous eruption and lava emission of the volcano.