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DA READY TO AID TAAL-AFFECTED FISHERFOLK, FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar assures Taal Lake fisherfolk, and farmers in Batangas that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is ready to help following an eruption by Taal Volcano. “As always, we are proactive and have laid out immediate action plans and strategies for fisherfolk and farm families in lakeshore areas and adjoining barangays that may be affected,” […]

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KEEP KIDS SAFE AMID TAAL EVACUATION – GATCHALIAN

As residents near Taal Volcano face the combined threats of COVID-19 and a possible explosive volcanic eruption, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and local government units (LGUs) to ensure the welfare and safety of children amid evacuation efforts. Aside from the establishment of […]

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DPWH READY FOR TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that a total of 826 personnel with 107 equipment are prepositioned around Taal Volcano in case another explosive eruption happens. Citing a report from the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance, Villar said that the Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of DPWH Regional Office IV-A and all its 16 District […]

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READY P6B TAAL QUICK REACTION FUND – VILLANUEVA

The government should brace for any impact brought about by Taal Volcano’s eruption as the unrest could trigger several events “from a NAIA closure that will delay vaccine shipments, to factories in the country’s manufacturing belt suspending work,” Senator Joel Villanueva said. Villanueva suggested that the government put on standby the P6.37 billion Quick Reaction […]

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NEA TO LUZON COOPS: PREPARE AMID TAAL UNREST

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) directed the electric cooperatives (ECs) in Luzon, especially those in Region IV-A, to make the necessary preparations following the phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano. The NEA through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) issued an advisory on Thursday, July 1, calling on all Luzon ECs to take the […]

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RED CROSS RECEIVES BOC’S DONATON FOR TAAL – GORDON

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has donated to the Philippine Red Cross two truckloads of assorted items for the families affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chairman and CEO, accepted the donation composed of various food and non-food relief items gathered by the BOC from their relief operation drive. “We […]

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CONDUCT TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION DAMAGE ASSESSMENT – ANGARA

Now that the alert level for Taal Volcano has been lowered from four to three, Senator Sonny Angara is urging all concerned government agencies to immediately conduct a damage assessment in the wake of the volcanic eruption. Angara, who is chairman of the Finance Committee that went over the P4.1 trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) […]

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BUKIDNON SENDS HELP TO BATANGAS – ZUBIRI

The Province of Bukidnon sent financial assistance to communities affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Batangas to help with their recovery and rehabilitation efforts. An assistance of  P1-million each was delivered to the municipalities of Calatagan, Tuy, Balayan, San Luis, and Bauan, as well as Batangas City. Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma. Zubiri sent the aid […]

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RED CROSS TO SHIFT TAAL OPERATIONS TO REHAB PHASE – GORDON

With the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowering the alert status of Taal Volcano to Level 3, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is set to shift its operations in the area to rehabilitation phase. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chairman and CEO, after a discussion with Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, instructed PRC Chapter Administrator Ronald Generoso […]

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REVIEW DISASTER MANAGEMENT LAW – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry that calls for a review of the impact and effectiveness of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 or Republic Act 10121. Gatchalian highlighted the urgency of the inquiry considering that implementation drawbacks and other shortcomings still exist during and after […]