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Ilocos Norte donates relief, financial assistance for "Taal" blast victims

by PGIN-CMO

Jan. 17, 2020 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), through the initiative of Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, extended support for the affected families of the Taal Volcano eruption in Batangas by sending a truckload of relief goods alongside a financial aid yesterday, January 16.

The eruptive activity of Taal Volcano started last January 12 and was intensified on succeeding days, resulting to the occurrence of ashfalls, greatly affected and displaced thousands of families in the said province, including its nearby provinces.

Reliefs donated include canned goods for over 2000 families; 480 bottled mineral water (3 liters); 300 N95 face masks; and an undisclosed amount of monetary assistance to the Provincial Government of Batangas.

Similarly, PGIN provided assistance to the victims of the earthquake incident in Batanes last July as well as the flood victims in Cagayan and Apayao last December, 2019.

Aside from the Provincial Government, various non-government organizations and other private groups in Ilocos Norte also initiated donation drive activities for the relief effort.

Ilocos Norte continues to strengthen the Ilokano spirit of unity by extending assistance to other provinces especially in times of calamities.