- 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.
Benguet farmers offered sacks of vegetables to Taal victims. Just recently, they suffered major losses due to low price of vegetables. (📷: La Trinidad MPS) | via @hanahtabios pic.twitter.com/GFssFlaGUy
— Manila Bulletin News (@manilabulletin) January 15, 2020
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.
LOOK: Activists lead UPLB students in gathering and sending a truck-load of #ReliefPH aid to three areas in Batangas
📸 Serve The People Brigade-UPLB pic.twitter.com/LOqaW9YQ3K
— Tonyo Cruz (@tonyocruz) January 16, 2020
UP College of Nursing also gathered donations to be sent to Batangas.
𝙐𝙋𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙀 (As of January 14, 5:00 PM)
The UP College of Nursing Student Council would like to express our gratitude to everyone who donated. Thank you to our donors and everyone who spread the word.
Again, the first wave of donations is until January 17, Friday, 4 PM. pic.twitter.com/PHtc0i1JtE
— UP NSC (@UPM_NSC) January 14, 2020
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa has distributed 220 bags of assorted basic needs to the Taal evacuees.
IN PICTURES: Officials from PUP Sta. Mesa led the distribution of 220 bags of assorted basic needs to Taal evacuees currently housed at PUP Sto. Tomas. Each bag contains food packs, toiletries, medicines and clothes.
— PUP (Official) (@ThePUPOfficial) January 15, 2020
Donations are also accepted by Mapua University.
Kindly bring your donations at the SOCIP Office, Ground floor, north side of the Administration Building.
You may refer to the list of supplies for donation below. pic.twitter.com/5fsmvoEAwj
— Mapúa University (@MapuaUniv) January 15, 2020