Statement of Sen. Bam Aquino on the Impending Eruption of the Mayon Volcano

The local government of Albay and the national government must work closely to ensure the welfare and safety of our countrymen residing around the Mayon Volcano.

 Also, we call on residents living near the danger zone to follow the government’s evacuation order because your lives are at stake as the volcano may erupt anytime.

We commend the present efforts of the provincial government of Albay with the leadership of Governor Joey Salceda in the preparations and we are supportive of the initiatives to have zero casualties in this looming disaster.

Disaster response interventions should be properly placed – evacuation measures, psychosocial assistance, and even livelihood opportunities should be available for our countrymen, especially to the farming communities and indigenous people living on the slopes of the volcano.

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