DA-PCC network, cooperatives donate relief goods to Taal Volcano victims, evacuees

A total of 4,000 (200-ml) sachets of pasteurized fresh milk, 7 boxes of used clothes, boxes of assorted canned goods, noodles, water and toiletries (e.g., soap, shampoo, and toothpaste) amounting to an estimated price of Php120,000 were donated by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) National Headquarters, DA-PCC at Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DA-PCC@DMMMSU), PCCMultiPurpose Cooperative (PCCMPC), and Bantug Samahang Nayon MultiPurpose Cooperative (BSNMPC) to the Taal Volcano victims and evacuees in Batangas province last February 7.

The recipients will be some 700 families from Balete town who are currently staying at the Paligawan Elementary School evacuation center and Jowivil Socialized Housing in the same town.

The distribution of relief goods will be spearheaded by Municipal Agriculture Officer Raymond Cueto of Balete local government unit along with his staff.

The milk, meanwhile, was already distributed to the above recipients and recipients from Padre Garcia evacuation center in Batangas, according to the donors.

The donation of relief good was an activity organized by DA-PCC National Headquarters, DA-PCC@DMMMSU, PCCMPC, and BSNMPC. Organizers are from Nueva Ecija, La Union, and Pangasinan provinces.