A total of 16, 000 residents affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano are now situated in evacuation centers nearest to their vicinity with the continuous assistance of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
With the imminent danger posed by the activity of Taal Volcano, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said DPWH continues to take part in the road clearing operations and evacuation of residents that are yet to be rescued from affected areas.
The deployment of personnel and equipment of DPWH Regional Office 4A and its District Engineering Offices (DEOs) is still in full blast. Since the eruption Sunday, January 12, 2020, DPWH has deployed a total of 302 personnel and 66 equipment to assist affected communities in Batangas.
“Right now, some of our [personnel] are evacuating people from Balete, Mataas na Kahoy and Cuenca, Batangas,” said Secretary Villar.
Meanwhile, all national road sections in Region 4A are now passable to all types of vehicles.
Citizens may course their reports, queries, and concerns through the DPWH Secretary’s Hotline (02) 165-02.