WATCH: Taal Volcano evacuees arrive in Dasmariñas, Cavite

JC Gotinga
WATCH: Taal Volcano evacuees arrive in Dasmariñas, Cavite


Cavite province takes in some 15,000 evacuees from neighboring Batangas, and allots P15 million in calamity funds to assist them

CAVITE, Philippines – More than 1,100 evacuees from Batangas arrived in Dasmariñas, Cavite, on Thursday, January 16, as the threat of an imminent explosive eruption of Taal Volcano remained over both provinces.

There are about 15,000 evacuees from Batangas being accommodated in evacuation centers in the province of Cavite: in the town of Alfonso and the cities of Tagaytay and Dasmariñas.

The Cavite provincial government declared a state of calamity on Wednesday, January 15, and allotted P15 million in calamity funds for these evacuees. –

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JC Gotinga

JC Gotinga often reports about the West Philippine Sea, the communist insurgency, and terrorism as he covers national defense and security for Rappler. He enjoys telling stories about his hometown, Pasig City. JC has worked with Al Jazeera, CNN Philippines, News5, and CBN Asia.