MMDA rushes to help residents at Taal relocation sites

January 13, 2020

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had set up two portable water purifiers in Sto. Tomas, Batangas following the deployment of an additional contingent to the evacuation site for residents affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

Earlier, the MMDA deployed some 30 personnel in response to Batangas Provincial Government’s call to provide immediate assistance to the residents affected by the eruption.

MMDA Public Safety Office and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Focal Person Michael Salalima sad they will also deploy their radio personnel to establish a communication facility in the area.

Salalima said  Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivares has allocated 1,500 bottled waters and food items for the victims of Taal Volcano.

Salalima said the MMDA is in close coordination with the Batangas Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Region IV-A.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) officer-in-charge Romulo Cabantac have requested the 17 local government units in the metropolis to allocate some of their resources that could be used for evacuation and relief efforts.