VP Robredo visits Taal evacuees, sees needs for more sleeping mats, toiletries

Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday visited evacuation centers housing residents affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano and saw the need for more toiletries, sleeping mats and other supplies.

Robredo, in a report on QRT, said these needs must be addressed immediately especially since authorities are unsure on how long Taal Volcano’s activities will continue.

“Yung mga pinakakailangan talaga nila, pagkain, toiletries, banig, kumot, kasi halimbawa, sabihin natin may napasok tayong classroom, ‘yung mga bata sa karton nahihiga, medyo malamig ‘yung sahig,” Robredo said.

“Inaalala natin yung kalusugan, lalung-lalo na kasi ‘yung ashfall talagang nakaka-trigger ng hika.”

She vowed to gather funds for a permanent evacuation center for residents near the permanent danger zone of the volcano.

Robredo visited evacuation centers and distributed relief goods at evacuation centers in Batangas

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