DSWD give relief goods affected by seismic activity of Taal Volcano

Aerial photo of Taal Volcano, taken on a Cebu ...
An April 19, 2011 press release by the Department of Social Welfare and Development
The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IV-A has provided relief goods to the local government units of Talisay, San Nicolas, and Tagaytay City, where majority of the families affected by the continuous seismic activity of Taal Volcano come from. The relief goods include 400 food packs and 400 non-food items.
According to Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, some 88 families, composed of 344 persons, have been affected since the incident started on April 9. As of today (April 19) some 14 families, with 59 persons, are being served at the evacuation centers located at the Venancio Trinidad Sr. Memorial School and at the 2nd floor of the San Nicolas public market.
Earlier, residents near the Taal volcano were urged to leave the area. “The government will implement a forced evacuation if and when necessary,” Secretary Soliman explained.
The DSWD Regional Quick Response Teams in Region IV continue to monitor the situation and the need to provide for augmentation support to affected local government units.