Members of the City Council approved the request of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to allocate P 5 million as financial aid to the cities and municipalities of Batangas that were severely affected by the Taal Volcano eruptions.
Meanwhile, an appropriation of P 35 million was also approved for the construction of Evacuation and Multi-Purpose Center as part of the city government’s pre-disaster management preparation.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports that the cities of Lipa and Tagaytay are the most affected areas in Batangas province caused by the Taal Volcano eruption.
In Lipa City some 7, 324 families or 30, 999 individuals were displaced while 3, 642 families or 13, 670 individuals were affected in Tagaytay City.
Meanwhile, the P 35 million allotted for the evacuation and multi-purpose center will shelter hundreds of families in the event of a calamity in the city.
The total allocation approved by the City Council amounted to P 40 million taken from the Unobligated Balances of Calendar Years 2017, 2018 and 2019 of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund held in trust.