After Taal Volcano erupted on Sunday, January 12, some Filipinos went out of their way to help victims in Batangas and neighboring towns as ash falls continues.
Due to the ashfall caused by Taal Volcano's phreatic eruption, vendors decided to give up a day of earning their income by feeding evacuees in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Santo Tomas, Batangas on Monday, January 13. #TaalEruption2020 | via @_bigbryte pic.twitter.com/bHvsDkEhVX
— MovePH (@MovePH) January 13, 2020
Street vendors in Santo Tomas, Batangas decided to give up a day of their income to give free food to evacuees at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
LOOK: Help comes in many forms. A seamstress in Lipa, Batangas named Rosalina Montuano made face masks for free for those who need it. Her daughter Mary Ann shares, “kahit po sa anong paraan makakatulong basta gugustuhin mo lang.” #TaalVolcano (📸Mary Ann Montuano) |@kevinmanalo_ pic.twitter.com/QTr0X0OljX
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) January 13, 2020
Amid reports of face masks being currently sold at extremely high price, there are some who chose to give instead to gain. Like in Lipa, Batangas, a seamstress named Rosalina Montuano made a reusable face masks to distribute to those people residing there.
Some Angkas drivers were seen giving free masks and free water in Silang, Cavite.
This is in courtesy of our family's foundation and medical missions. We are also providing free check ups and medicines. 😊
— Kleigh | #HijaAko (@ClayKley) January 13, 2020
A twitter user @ClayKley tweeted that her family was providing free n95 masks, googles, check-ups, food, water and shelter to people from Tagaytay and Batangas area.
Just wanna share with you guys my lolo he’s helping people passing by Lucsuhin Road Silang
Stay Safe guys!
©️ Ate Cai pic.twitter.com/8Az3m3cegO
— Peter Kav (@louiseclare24) January 12, 2020
A kind lolo from Lucsuhin Road Silang, Cavite helped by removing ashes from the windshield of passing vehicles so they could continue their ride safely.
On the other hand, an eatery in Bauan, Batangas opened its doors to feed for free the hungry inhabitants within their area.
Together with his friends, Angelo Bernardo Cerveza rescued stranded victims in Laguna and Cavite using their three vans.
Evacuees in Southern Luzon also received a continuous water supply from Manila Water. In fact, 30 water tankers were distributed to all Batangas province as well as Cavite and Laguna.
Keep safe, everyone!
Filipinos are resilient, always remember that!