![FB_IMG_1685069579542.jpg](https://storage.googleapis.com/mb-mkt-neo-prod-1-uploads/FB_IMG_1685069579542_970e7bdf84/FB_IMG_1685069579542_970e7bdf84.jpg) Ako Bicol Party-list Rep. Zaldy Co (Facebook)

Ako Bicol Party-list Rep. Zaldy Co has sent a reassuring message to his fellow Bicolanos amid the uncertainties brought by Mayon Volcano's likely eruption. "We stand in solidarity with our fellow Bicolanos who have been displaced from their homes due to the imminent danger posed by Mayon Volcano," Co, the House Committee on Appropriations chairman, said in a statement. "Ako Bicol Party-List remains steadfast in our commitment to support and protect the welfare of our constituents. We are here to provide not just immediate relief but also long-term solutions to help rebuild their lives," he said. Located in Legazpi City, Albay, Mayon Volanco last erupted in 2018. On Thursday, the situation in Mayon was elevated to Alert Level 3. Under Alert Level 3, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) advises immediate evacuation for those living in the permanent danger zone (PDZ). Ako Bicol said in the same statement that it has "mobilized a network of dedicated volunteers who are actively engaged in assessing the needs of affected families and distributing essential supplies". The volunteers "are working closely with relevant agencies to ensure that the necessary resources are readily available", the party-list added. "As the situation continues to evolve, Ako Bicol Party-list remains on high alert and ready to adapt their response efforts accordingly," it further said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2023/6/9/house-leader-assures-help-for-bicolanos-amid-mayon-s-rumblings)