South Korea donates P10 million for Mayon relief operations

South Korea donates P10 million for Mayon relief operations

Kamsamnida South Korea!

The story is not one of those Korean dramas that Filipinos are so crazy about. This is but one of the many instances that would show that the Philippine-South Korea relations is very much alive and kicking so to speak.

As of date 81,000 residents in the communities around Mayon have been evacuated after it erupted last mid-January. *
Korean Embassy donates P10 million to support Philippine Red Cross' (PRC) ongoing relief operations in Albay( photo credit to PRC twitter account)

Albay has been placed under the state of calamity as ashfall from the Philippines’ most active volcano continues to affect residents’ health, crops, and including farm animals near the foot of the active volcano.

South Korea being one of the trusted ally of the Philippines donated P10million for those affected by the continues eruption of Mt. Mayon.

The P10million was turned over by the South Korean officials to Philippine Red Cross, the donated amount will be primarily used for the procurement of hygiene kits and potable water for those staying in evacuation centers Senator Richard Gordon said.

Comfort rooms and lavatories will also be constructed near evacuation centers using the fund from South Korea, Gordon said.

Mayon’s resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta, was quoted in saying that the eruption of Mt. Mayon may last for three months or more.

“The abnormal activity of Mayon as recorded by our instruments and as per visual observation remains puzzling to us. We are having difficulty figuring out the...trend the volcano is going,” Laguerta

“Mayon will continue its lava eruption and lava fountaining and make a quiet lava extrusion,” he said.

Local official from Legazpi estimates that around 102 hectares of agricultural land, mostly vegetable farms, were badly affected by ashfall located in the barangays of Mabinit, Matanag, Boyoan and Padang. *

102 hectares of cococnut plantations in Barangays Bonga and Matanag were also blanketed by ash.

Report from ABS-CBN


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