The 2023 Mayon Resilient, Recovery, and Rehabilitation Plan (M3RP) of the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) was presented during the 4th quarter full council meeting of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and unanimously approved by its members.
The said approval set the stage for the next crucial steps in the post-eruption recovery of the province for thousands of Mayon-affected families in Albay.
The PDRRMC endorsement of the rehab plan paved the way for its presentation to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Albay (SPA) for enactment. Subsequently, the plan will be presented to national and international donors to garner the necessary support.
The focus of this comprehensive rehabilitation plan is on the 4,000 families directly affected by the 2023 Mayon Volcano eruption.
The project’s total cost is estimated at Php21-B (Php 21,053,100,046.00), with the PGA contributing Php108-M (108,507,500.00) as its counterpart.
The PGA, in partnership with various concerned agencies and departments, will serve as the project implementer.
The project’s geographical scope encompasses the cities of Tabaco, Legazpi, and Ligao, as well as the municipalities of Malilipot, Bacacay, Sto. Domingo, Daraga, Camalig, and Guinobatan.
The comprehensive plan takes a sectoral approach, targeting eight critical sectors:
1. Agriculture (Crop Rehabilitation and Fisheries, Livestock Rehabilitation)
2. Social Services (Food for Work and Cash for Work, Education Rehabilitation Plan)
3. Health (Nutrition Rehabilitation Project, Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support, Expanded Mobile Health Services)
4. Safe Communities for 4,000 Families Inside the 6-km Radius PDZ of Mayon Volcano
8. Enhanced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Governance Learning System
According to Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) Head Dr. Cedric D. Daep, this approval signifies a crucial step forward in the collective effort to rebuild and uplift the lives of those impacted by the Mayon Volcano eruption.
“It underscores the commitment of the Provincial Government of Albay to provide comprehensive support, ensuring a resilient and sustainable recovery for the affected communities,” Daep said.
(Source: Albay PIO)