The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed a contingent of 30 rescue personnel in response to the call of the Batangas Provincial Government to provide immediate assistance to residents affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano.

“Following the directive of MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and General Manager Jojo Garcia, we have dispatched a team composed of 30 rescue and relief personnel to take part in the mass evacuation of affected residents,” said Michael Salalima, head of the MMDA Public Safety Office and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Focal Person.

“The MMDA dispatched 3 military trucks, 3 ambulances, 2 fire trucks.”

The MMDA also dispatched three military trucks, three ambulances, two fire trucks, 10 portable water purifiers, self-contained breathing apparatus, compressors and refiller.

Since Sunday, the MMDA has been coordinating closely with the Batangas and Cavite PDRRMO for any assistance needed in relation to the current condition of the Taal Volcano.

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