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Philippines: Misamis Oriental urges support for Mayon victims

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by Henry D. Daquipel

Cagayan de Oro City (26 January) -- The office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental (MisOr) enjoins all local chief executives, vice-mayors, Sangguniang Bayan / Panglungsod and all private business establishments in region 10 to extend financial assistance to victims of Mayon volcano eruption.

During the first regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, provincial board member Jimmy E. Cain(a authored Resolution number 05-2010 which seeks to provide additional financial support for the thousands of residents in Albay who were forced to evacuate their homes last Christmas.

Mayon volcano began showing signs of increased activity in the latter part of 2009. It continued to spew ashes and engulfed the area with soot thereby posing health problems such as respiratory ailments and skin diseases most especially to children. (PIA-10)