Various areas and resources undergo validation as the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (MDRRMO) enforces the “No Man’s Land” directive.
The directive was issued by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (MDRRMC) way back after the 1993 eruption wherein the local government relocated affected residents to identified resettlement sites.
Personnel under the MDRRMO further assessed the Mayon Volcano Population At Risk – a data platform comprised of the total number of barangays, families, and vulnerable sectors (PWDs, Senior Citizens, and children) which are likely to be affected by volcanic eruption and a reference of LGU-Camalig in the allocation of resources, conduct of evacuation, and provision of welfare support.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology & Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Mayon’s alert status from 1 to 2 last October 7, 2022, stating that the volcano is exhibiting abnormal magma activity which could lead to phreatic eruptions or even precede hazardous magmatic eruption.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO