Pampanga province Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda is going to pay back for the help they received when Mount Pinatubo erpted in 1991.
In a Facebook post, Pineda said that he will lead a 50-vehicle convoy consisted of medical teams, social workers, rescue and search personnel to assist the victims of the volcano.
They also brought their equipment needed for rescue efforts and food packs for victims.
“Tayong survivors ng Mount Pinatubo ay tutulong sa mga nasalanta ng pagputok ng bulkang Taal. Kasama po si PDRRMO executive officer Angie Blanco,” Pineda said.
“Ako po ang mangunguna sa 50-vehicle convoy na sakay ang mga medical teams, social workers, rescue and search personnel at mga kagamitan para tumulong sa rescue at evacuation ng mga residente na apektado ng pagputok ng bulkan Taal. May dala rin po kami na 8,500 food packs,” he added.
Pineda said that this is Pampanga province’s way to pay back for the help they received when Mount Pinatubo erpted in 1991 which considered the second most destructive in the 20th century.
Pampanga province is the most affected place during that time where 10,000 people became homeless and 800 lost their lives.
“Ito po ay ating pasasalamat dahil noon pong pumutok ang bulkang Pinatubo, marami po ang tumulong sa atin para iligtas tayo at makabangon,”
On January 12, Taal Volcano’s activity started the heightened and it forced thousands of people to evacuate.
It also released ash which affects many provinces in the country.
President Rodrigo Duterte already suspended the classes and government work in three different regions to ensure the safety of the people.
As of writing, Taal Volcano is still raised the alert level 4.