Ako Bicol installs water supply systems for Mayon evacuees  | Inquirer News

Ako Bicol installs water supply systems for Mayon evacuees 

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 11:51 AM June 25, 2023

Ako Bicol installs water supply systems for Mayon evacuees. 

Photo from Ako Bicol Partylost Elizaldy Co

MANILA, Philippines — A party-list group has ensured access to water for residents affected by Mayon Volcano’s continued unrest, as the group already started installing supply systems in evacuation centers.

According to Phivolcs, Mayon remains under Alert Level 3 due to “potential explosive activity within days or weeks” and continues to display “intensified unrest or magmatic unrest,” affecting 38,989 individuals or 10,112 families residing in 26 barangays within the Bicol Region as of June 22.


To aid these locals, the Ako Bicol party-list extended its support by securing their access to clean water.


“Through the installation of water supply systems in evacuation centers, we aim to ensure that the basic needs of the evacuees, such as access to clean water, are met. We will continue to work tirelessly to ease their burdens during this challenging time,” Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Elizaldy Co said in a statement.

Co added that the party-list already installed a “jetmatic” water pump at San Andres Elementary School, which serves as an evacuation center for residents of San Fernando and Fidel Surtida.

A level 1 water supply system is also being constructed at Guinobatan Community College, which houses nearly 2,000 Mayon evacuees, while a geo-resistivity survey has been conducted at Mauraro High School to assess the underground water source for the installation of another supply system.

Based on the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) latest bulletin, 24 earthquakes, 257 rockfall events, and 16 pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) were recorded in Mayon Volcano over the last 24 hours.


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