Manila, Jan. 15 -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received food packs and other relief goods from the China Coast Guard (CCG) on Tuesday as support for the ongoing relief efforts in Batangas province due to the continuing eruption of the Taal Volcano.

In a statement, the PCG said 600 pieces of N95 masks and boxes of food packs were donated by its Chinese counterpart during a cross-deck visit of PCG officials aboard the CCG Vessel 5204 as part of the latter's week-long port call in Manila.

The PCG continues maritime patrol along Taal Lake to warn local fishermen against fishing in the area amid Taal Volcano's eruption and dangerous ash fall.

This is aside from its evacuation operations, provision of relief goods, and medical assistance ...