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Spear Troopers Secure Danger Zone



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-- The 9th Infantry (Spear) Division through its Task Force “Sagip” actively participates in securing the areas included in the permanent danger zone in the province of Albay, Friday, February 2.

The said effort aims to ensure the safety of the public specifically in the affected communities within the danger zone areas.

It can be recalled that the authorities extended the danger zone to 9 kilometers when volcanic activities around Mayon Volcano significantly increased several days ago. With this, the Task Force “Sagip” composed of personnel coming from the different units of the 9ID, augments troops to the Philippine National Police and other law enforcers in the conduct of check points and patrols in order to prevent the re-entry of the residents in their respective barangays.

According to 9ID Commander, Maj. Gen. Jesus A Manangquil Jr AFP, the Spear Division will continue its conduct of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operations in coordination with the local government units and other agencies so that “zero” casualty will be ensured. He further said that 9ID will actively support the PNP in the law enforcement operation specially in ensuring safety of affected people. He also calls out the public to give their utmost cooperation by abiding the rules and regulation being implemented by the authorities for safety and security.

Meanwhile, personnel from TF Sagip under Brig. Gen. Arnulfo C Matanguihan AFP together with the 9ID Medical Team proceeded to the evacuation center in Barangay Bali-gang, Camalig, Albay on February 1 to participate in the medical mission spearheaded by Department of Health. The said activity attends to the medical needs of the displaced people due to the eruption of Mayon Volcano.

As per the latest tally, the affected families already increased to 21,708 or equivalent to 83, 572 individuals.