CPP mobilizes allied groups to help Taal volcano victims
LUCENA CITY –– The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has advised “revolutionary mass organizations” in the Calabarzon region to extend assistance to Taal volcano eruption victims.
“A more dangerous eruption is also forecast, requiring an emergency response and relief preparations, including those that address the disaster’s health implications,” the CPP Information Bureau said in a statement sent to reporters on Monday afternoon.
The CPP also urged civic organizations to coordinate with farming and fisherfolk families from severely affected areas to help them in their immediate needs.
The CPP also tasked mass organizations in Metro Manila and Central Luzon to draw up plans in urban poor and farmer communities to mitigate the effects of the ash fall, which has reportedly reached Zambales province.
The group suggested that “plans for organized disaster response and mitigation by the communities may also be instituted.”
“Lengthy and detrimental effects of volcanic ash on crops, livestock and water supply are seen to widely affect the victims, most especially in the face of low farm gate prices and high costs of social services,” the CPP said.
On Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned that Taal volcano may erupt several times over months or years.
Edited by Lzb
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