11 April 2017- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) continuously provides assistance to the communities affected by the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit Mabini, Batangas and other nearby municipalities.
As of the latest count, 5,528 families were affected and 2,139 of which are being served in 45 evacuation centers in the Province of Batangas.
NDRRMC deployed a mobile kitchen in Batangas Provincial Capitol managed by AFP and DSWD personnel. OCD CALABARZON led the Joint Task Force Mabini and Tingloy, Batangas together with PHIVOLCS, DSWD and DOH to conduct further assessment of the damages, information and education campaign, relief operations and psychosocial processing in affected communities.
The Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to oversee the response efforts in Mabini, Batangas. Incident Command Post was established through Carmona and Alfonso Municipal DRRM Offices, Tagaytay City DRRM Office and Wilderness Search and Rescue (WISAR) Philippines.
Telcos have extended their assistance by setting up communication facilities and offering free calls to earthquake-affected communities in Mabini. Likewise, tents, bottled water, blankets and ready-to-eat food have been distributed in Mabini and other municipalities in Batangas.
Assessment on the cause the damages incurred during the earthquake is ongoing through the Regional DRRM Council CALABARZON. The National Council is constantly monitoring updates on the effects as well as response and relief efforts related to the earthquake.