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09 JULY 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 06. 4 PAGES 

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COSCA seeks help for Mayon victims

The Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) is currently accepting donations for the victims of the recent eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay. In a report of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, some 46,000 individuals were displaced form their homes due to this calamity. To date, government volcanologists has placed Mayon at alert level four that signals imminent eruption with intense unrest including low-frequency earthquakes.

COSCA has already gathered P 7,000 from faculty and staff contributions through salary deductions. Members of the Lasallian community who wish to donate cash may fill out the form for salary deduction available at COSCA. These cash donations will be given to the victims through DLSU-Dasmariñas.

On the other hand student organizations, particularly the La Salle Computer Society, Englicom, and the Student Council, are also accepting donations in kind, especially potable water.

Mayon Volcano exploded last June 23 endangering surrounding areas fronting the Mabinit, Bonga, Matanag, and Buyuan gullies from pyroclastic flows, volcanic blasts, and ground surges. Affected areas also include barangays within the cities of Legaspi, Ligao, Tabaco, and municipalities of Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Malilipot and Sto. Domingo.

The Office of Civil Defense reported that this year’s eruption destroyed P39.9 million ($754,000) worth of crops and aquatic resources.

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