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
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: assistance, Batangas, Calabarzon, Cavite, Communist Party of the Philippines, CPP, Laguna, quezon, revolutionary mass organizations, Rizal, Taal volcano eruption victims.
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.