BICOLANOS were advised to exercise caution and cooperate with the government amid restive Mayon.
AKO Bicol Party-list Rep. Elizaldy Co issued the appeal as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Mayon Volcano’s alert level from Level 1 (abnormal) to Level 2 (increased unrest).
The decision by Phivolcs to raise the alert level came after careful monitoring and assessment of the volcano’s activity, which indicated an increased volcanic unrest.
Alert Level 2 means a volcano is experiencing a moderate level of unrest, which could lead to a possible eruption in the near future.
The Bicol solon recognized the importance of preparedness and cooperation in times like these.
Co reiterated the need for Bicolanos to stay informed and adhere to the advisories and precautions issued by the local authorities and Phivolcs, including following evacuation plans, avoiding the designated danger zones, and being vigilant for any further updates regarding the volcano’s activity.
“We must prioritize the safety of our communities and take the necessary precautions to minimize the risks associated with volcanic activity. It is crucial for everyone to stay informed, remain calm, and cooperate with the government agencies involved in ensuring our well-being,” he said.
“We want to assure the people of Bicol that Ako Bicol Party-List is fully committed to supporting and assisting those in need during this challenging time,” said Co.
“We understand the potential impact of the raised alert level on the livelihoods and well-being of our fellow Bicolanos. In response, we are prepared to extend our helping hand by providing aid, relief, and necessary resources to ensure that affected residents have uninterrupted access to essential services and the support they require,” he added.
Co said the AKO Bicol Party-List will work closely with local government units and relevant agencies to address the immediate and long term needs of the affected communities.