DA also prepares for Mayon eruption
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is also preparing for what could another eruption in Mount Mayon would cause in Albay province.
DA-Field Programs Operational Planning Division chief Christopher Morales said in a report that the DA could always tap its Quick Response Fund (QRF) in case it needs to assist in the immediate provision of rescue equipment and aids in Mount Mayon.
“As of the moment, we are monitoring and assessing the situation. We are not yet ready to intervene based on the present situation,” Morales said.
However, Morales said the DA could only release its QRF once a state of calamity has been declared in the province.
As of now, the DA has P1 billion in its QRF.