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Donations pour in from all over the country to help those affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption

Goods and cash are currently being accepted by a number of volunteers nationwide.

  • Various cities, schools, and organizations have extended help to the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

Several local government units and organizations all over the Philippines have extended their help to the province of Batangas, which is currently suffering from the effects of Taal Volcano’s eruption.

This includes over 200 volunteers from the provincial government of Pampanga and its private sector.

They have conducted a medical mission and given food to the affected residents. Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda stated it was a form of thank you for the help that the province received during the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption.

Benguet farmers have also extended help as they offered sacks of vegetables to the eruption victims.

On January 14, the San Juan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) approved the transfer of Php2 million to the Batangas Provincial Risk Reduction Management fund. Muntinlupa City also donated Php3 million with over 3,000 relief packs.

The city initially sent 3,417 grocery packs and 381 six-liter water bottles to the evacuation centers. Taguig and Paranaque have sent volunteers to provide assistance.

University of the Philippines Los Banos sent a truck filled with relief goods to three areas in Batangas.

UP College of Nursing also gathered donations to be sent to Batangas.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa has distributed 220 bags of assorted basic needs to the Taal evacuees.

Donations are also accepted by Mapua University.

Written by J M

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