Marikina prepares relief goods for Taal victims
Marikina City will send relief goods to communities affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano.
Mayor Marcy Teodoro ordered his personnel to prepare and transport as soon as possible the relief goods in various evacuation sites across the affected areas.
“A few communities around here are organizing the fundraising exercise,” said Mayor Marcy.
According to the city government, the relief goods contain rice, noodles, canned goods, bottled water, and hygiene kits.
Mayor Marcy said that the city government will also help in the reconstruction effort by sending heavy equipment and their operators to assist in the road clearing operations as he receives clearance from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) that the roadways to the area are safe.
“We will help in the reconstruction because right now the national government is handling the evacuation. We will send heavy equipment, personnel planners, architects, and engineers,” said Mayor Marcy.
Marikina City rolled out its second batch of food packs to thousands of residents. A total of 135,000 households in Marikina received five kilograms of rice each, according to a 24 Oras report. As local authorities try to keep low-income families a...