OVP holds 5-day relief drive for Mayon evacuees
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte’s Office undertook a five-day relief operation in the province of Albay amid the Mayon Volcano’s unrest.
According to the Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Friday, its Disaster Operations Center (DOC) began the relief mission on June 20.
“The OVP-DOC, with the OVP Bicol Satellite Office provided assistance to a total of 5,390 families or 18,661 residents of 25 barangays from seven cities and municipalities in the province. The team distributed relief bags containing sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, hygiene kits such as alcohol, face masks, and other sanitary items,” the OVP said in a statement.
Mayon Volcano, at Alert Level 3, has caused thousands to evacuate due to ongoing diffusive eruptions that may persist for three months.