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Filipinos show ‘Bayanihan Spirit’ amid Taal Eruption

Filipinos show ‘Bayanihan Spirit’ amid Taal Eruption

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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Together with his friends, Angelo Bernardo Cerveza rescued stranded victims in Laguna and Cavite using their three vans.

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Photo credits: Inquirer.net

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!

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