The financial assistance, according toLeonardia, will be given through the Department of Interior and LocalGovernment or the League of Cities in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Negros Occidental governor EuegenioJose Lacson disclosed that the province will give a financial assistance worth P1million to the areas affected by the said eruption particularly in the areasdeclared under the state of calamity. Leonardia also said that rhe fund willbe released as soon as the city council passes a resolution for the saidfinancial assistance, he added. “They are the ones to determine which areasreally need such assistance,” he said, adding the fund will be sourced out fromthe City Disaster Risk Reduction Office. Aside from that, the Negros OccidentalPolice Provincial Office (NOCPPO) director, Colonel Romeo Baleros alsoencouraged the members of the provincial police force to donate a portion oftheir rice allowance for the victims of the recent eruption in the amount ofP325 each to be collected to 1,971 NOCPPO personnel./PN BACOLOD City – The local government unitof this city will send P6 million worth of financial assistance to areasaffected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Mayor Evelio Loenardia said saw theyurgency to extend aid to the municipalities, particularly the mostaffected areas of Taal volcanic activities.