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P6-M worth of donations given for Mayon evacuees

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 02:52 PM January 21, 2018
Lava cascades down the slopes of the Mayon volcano as seen from Busay Village in Legazpi city, Albay province, 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. (AP Photo/Dan Amaranto)

Lava cascades down the slopes of the Mayon volcano as seen from Busay Village in Legazpi city, Albay province, 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Amaranto)

About P6 million worth of donations was received by the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office (PSWDO) of Albay as the Mayon Volcano continues to pose threat in the province.

Dr. Eva Grageda, Officer-In-Charge ng PSWDO, said that the office received a total of 50 sacks of NFA rice, 5,500 family food packs, 11,000 pieces of malong, 600 blankets and 600 pieces of mats, Radyo Inquirer 990 AM reported on Sunday.

Apart from these, PSWDO also received medical donations, the report said.

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Some donations were also directly donated to the evacuation centers housing thousands of evacuees residing inside the 6-to-7-kilometer danger zone.

On Sunday, more than 13,000 evacuees outside the 6-to-7 kilometer danger zone had been allowed to go home by the authorities from Albay as volcanologists considered it safe.

READ: 13,100 Mayon evacuees sent home

Alert level 3 in Mayon Volcano remains as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology continues to record rockfall events and pyroclastic density currents, Radyo Inquirer report said. /je

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent volcanic activities of Mayon.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph.

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