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Duterte says he will visit affected areas and pledges financial assistance to Taal eruption victims.
The president will be surveying the affected areas aboard a helicopter. The province of Batangas was placed under state of calamity.
Duterte also mentioned that his doctor warned him against going to the affected areas, as heavy ashfall is still expected to cover the area. He, however, replied "Kainin ko pa yang ashfall na 'yan. Pati 'yang Taal na 'yan, ihian ko 'yan, 'yang bwisit na 'yan.”
He also told that the government will be giving away free N95 masks for those who could not afford them. Duterte also warned against the overpriced selling and hoarding of masks.
Financial assistance for the victims of the Taal eruption will also be given, per the president. “Meron tayong pera, kung tulong lang, meron tayong pera, kaya hindi natin uubusin sa corruption,” he said.