Bacolod City to send help to Taal volcano victims


Mayor Evelio Leonardia has pledged to extend financial assistance to victims of Taal Volcano eruption.

Leonardia said they will identify the affected areas first.

The budget, he added, will come from the allocation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office. (

A total of 5,126 families or 21,945 persons were affected in Batangas and Cavite, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Of which, 18,187 are taking temporary shelter in 76 evacuation centers.