PRRD President Rodrigo Roa Duterte with Sen. Bong Go, Batangas Gov. DoDo Mandanas (2nd from right) and Vice Gov. Mark Liveste. Photo courtesy of Batangs PIO Facebook

Duterte visits Batangas evacuation center

April 6, 2022 Jojo C. Magsombol 320 views

BATANGAS – President Rodrigo R. Duterte led two important activities during his visit to Batangas province on Monday, April 4, according to Batangas Gov. Hermilando “DoDo” Mandanas.

Accompanied by several government officials, Duterte first went to the town of Mataas Na Kahoy to personally inspect the newly constructed evacuation center in the said municipality.

It is one of three evacuation sites built in the province which is “strategically located” outside the danger zone of Taal Volcano.

The project was implemented under the BALAI (Building Adequate, Livable, Affordable and Inclusive Filipino Communities) Assistance Program of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).

After the site inspection in Mataas Na Kahoy, President Duterte sailed to the town of Agoncillo to take the lead in providing assistance to families and individuals who have fled due to the resurgence of Taal Volcano activity.

Accompanying Duterte in the activities were Sen. Bong Go, DHSUD Sec. Eduardo Del Rosario, Gov. DoDo Mandanas, and Vice Gov. Mark Leviste, who gave their recognition and gratitude to the national government in Batangas province, along with the 3rd District Representative Cong. Ma. Theresa Collantes, Mataas Na Kahoy Mayor Janet Ilagan, Agoncillo Mayor Daniel Reyes, and several local chief executives of the province.