DENR-Bicol donates cash, relief goods to Taal volcano evacuees
LEGAZPI CITY –– The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Bicol has extended cash donations and relief goods to Taal evacuees in Batangas province.
Gil Aromin, regional executive director of DENR Bicol, said more than P110,000 in cash and P36,000 worth of goods were turned over to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Batangas on Tuesday.
Aromin, who delivered the donations, said the goods include
1,200 N95 face masks, sleeping kits, ready-to-eat food, medicine, paper cups, tissue paper, alcohol, dishwashing liquid, and other necessities.
“These donations were solicited from the employees’ union, staff, and cooperatives. We still have collectible cash, and we will forward it to the beneficiaries,” Aromin said.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau also lent their Nomad Water Purifier to the local government of Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
Edited by Lzb
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