Evacuees residing within the 8km extended danger zone of Mayon Volcano have been transported to their homes with the help of army and police vehicles.
Around 15,000 families or 55,261 individuals have been allowed to decamp after Mayon’s alert level was lowered on March 6, 2018.
“Local government units can request the Office of Civil Defense, through the Albay Provincial Security and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO), [for transfer] so we can send vehicles,” said Col. Patrick Cinco, head of the Task Force Sagip of the 9th Infantry Division.
According to Cinco, they have prepositioned vehicles in Guinobatan and Ligao.
According to Jun Pavericio, Guinobatan disaster risk reduction and management officer, evacuees hired under the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Cash-For-Work program have cleaned the evacuation sites and prepared them for the resumption of classes last March 12, 2018.