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Duterte asks NHA to assist victims who lost their homes to Taal eruption

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Housing Authority (NHA) to help those whose homes were destroyed by the eruption of Taal volcano.

“Mga bahay nasira, baka makatulong kami. Nandito ba si Del Rosario? Wala? ‘Yung sa Housing, sa NHA. Baka makatulong rin ako doon, paspasan. We will…,” Duterte said in his speech delivered in Batangas Tuesday.

“Mga ilang bahay kaya nandoon? Mag-abot 10,000? Hindi because you have to… Well, I said there is money and we will just have to ask from the National Treasurer kung magkulang.”

The President also assured the survivors that the government will do all that they can to ensure urgent relief support and assistance to them.

“Alam mo sa nakita ko at itong Taal na ito pangmatagalan ito. Kaya in the meantime, magpaplano tayo kung paano — how you would negotiate from the time na nandito kayo hanggang pag-uwi ninyo. Malaking pera ‘yan. Pero ang gobyerno may pera. May pera ang gobyerno para tumulong,” he said.

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