Taal Commission to strengthen financial aid for victims of calamities

Taal Volcano eruption

Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto stated that her proposed Taal Commission would make it easier for individuals affected by the Taal Volcano eruption to raise financial aid.

Santos-Recto clarified that the 30-billion supplementary budget that President Rodrigo Duterte requested from the Congress to pass, as well as the disaster funds of the local government units affected, were not sufficient to meet the needs of the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

She pointed out that it may take up to four years before the lives of the individuals affected by Taal will return to normal.

In this way, her proposed Taal Commission would supervise the relief, rehabilitation, and assistance for communities affected by Taal.

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