Negros Occidental SP OKs P1M for Taal victims


The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental has approved the grant of P1 million in financial assistance to victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in Batangas.

Board Member Samson Mirhan, chairman of the Committee on Disaster Preparedness, said the amount will be taken from the 2016 Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Special Trust Fund.

Meanwhile, Bacolod City is sending P6 million in financial assistance to the Taal victims. (

Policemen from Negros Occidental also shared a portion of their rice allowance to victims, while relief goods were sent by civic groups and organizations in the province.

At least 300,000 people have been evacuated or displaced by the Taal eruption.