MANILA, Philippines — The number of families affected by the series of eruptions of Mayon Volcano in Albay has reached 22,918, or 89,109 individuals, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said. As of 6 a.m. Monday, there are 18,291 families, or 69,425 persons, seeking temporary shelters in 74 evacuation centers, while 2,822 families, or 11,946 individuals, are still staying with their relatives in the municipalities of Camalig, Daraga, Malipot and Santo Domingo.
The government has already provided a total of P56,463,903 worth of assistance, coming from the DSWD, Department of Health, Office of Civil Defense and local government units.
Phivolcs also recorded 41 volcanic earthquakes, six tremor events and 16 rockfall events. Alert Level 4, which means a hazardous eruption is imminent, is still hoisted over Mayon Volcano. Phivolcs has five alert levels, with Level 5 indicating that a hazardous eruption is already happening.