NDRRMC: Mayon Volcano restiveness affected over 40,000 individuals
NDRRMC: Mayon Volcano restiveness affected over 40,000 individuals
NDRRMC: Mayon Volcano restiveness affected over 40,000 individuals
by Ellicia Del Mundo29 June 2023
Photo courtesy: Albay Provincial Information Office (PIO) Facebook page

The restiveness of Mayon Volcano has affected more than 40,000 individuals in Albay province, the latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) released Thursday showed.

According to NDRRMC, a total of 41,532 individuals or 10,655 families in the 18 Municipalities of Albay have been impacted.

Of the number, 5,365 families, or 18,754 individuals were displaced in 28 evacuation centers in the province while 408 families, or 1,427 individuals were staying with friends and their family members outside the evacuation centers.

At least 1,107 cattle, carabaos, and goats were preventively evacuated in the towns of Daraga, Malilipot, Bacacay, Camalig, Guinobatan, and Sto. Domingo.


The NDRRMC also reported that 2,520 evacuees have sought consultation with health professionals due to sicknesses such as cough, cold, sore throat, fever, headache, open wounds and bruises, high blood, pressure, loose stools, other diseases, eye itchiness, toothache, and skin disease.

Meanwhile, the agency said that the national government has provided ₱109.7 million worth of food and non-food assistance to the Albayanos evacuees.

It added that at least ₱3.214 billion in funds and prepositioned relief stockpile from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSW) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) are on standby.

The latest update from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) showed that the lava flow coming from the Mayon Volcano’s summit crater has now reached 2,100 meters along Mi-si Gully and 1,300 meters along Bongga Gully.


Alert Level 3 is maintained over Mayon Volcano as it is exhibiting a relatively high level of unrest.

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