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CIAC extends relief aid to displaced families in Albay

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga — A team composed of personnel from the Clark International Airport Corp. distributed relief packages to 400 heads of families in two evacuation centers in the province of Albay on Friday (July 14) as assistance to families displaced by Mayon volcano’s unrest.

The 13-person relief aid team traveled around 520 kilometers from Clark to the Anislag and Daraga evacuation sites in Barangay Mi-isi in Daraga, Albay, where hundreds of individuals are temporarily sheltered, to distribute relief packs containing milled rice, assorted groceries and blankets to 400 evacuees pre-registered by the Daraga Municipal Social Welfare Development Office.

“This is our corporation’s modest contribution to help alleviate the lives of those affected by Mayon volcano and we hope the relief efforts will somehow toughen their spirits in facing the challenges ahead,” Nancy Paglinawan, CIAC officer-in-charge, said.

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, represented by his executive assistant Linus Joseph Revidad, welcomed the CIAC team who were later assisted by local social welfare development workers led by Maylene Siwa, and municipal information officer Pranz Samar during the relief efforts.

Daraga is among those localities severely affected by the volcano’s increasing activity after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology declared Alert Level 3.

A six-kilometer permanent danger zone is maintained around Mayon Volcano as lava flows, rockfalls and other volcanic hazards may occur because of the relatively high level of unrest.

The 3-day relief aid mission was led by the CIAC’s Public Affairs Division as part of the agency’s corporate social responsibility mandate. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.
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