Celebrities pull resources for donations to victims of Taal Volcano eruption
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Filipino celebrities pulled resources together to help the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.
Batangas is under a state of calamity after the volcano started erupting on Sunday, January 12. The number of evacuees has since risen to more than 24,000.
The volcano remains at Alert Level 4 as of Tuesday, January 14.
Angel Locsin took to her social media accounts to ask for things needed by those affected by the eruption.
Anyone here na may na-conduct na assessment kung anong mga kailangan, anu-anong baranggays at ilang families per baranggay? Thank you #Taal— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) January 13, 2020
She also posted information where people can drop their donations as well as help for the animals.
Matteo Guidicelli, together with the members of the Philippine Army, went to Batangas to distribute relief goods they got from people who dropped these at a big supermarket chain.
ABS-CBN reported that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and celebrity doctor Vicki Belo made a donation of P500,000 for the victims through Red Cross.
They are also scheduled to send help for the animals that were affected. (READ: How groups are helping stranded animals near Taal Volcano)
Batangas congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto posted on her Instagram account about her staff packing food and other donations.
Karla Estrada has organized a charity bazaar starting Tuesday, January 14, where proceeds will be given to the victims.
Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco were also photographed packing clothes and canned goods.
Dingdong Dantes also posted information that the Yes Pinoy Foundation, which he founded, is accepting donations.
Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Bautista called for donations, as she and her group from Laguna are coordinating with people in Batangas to distribute relief goods.
Fans of Sarah Geronimo announced that they would have Dance Flash Mob for a Cause, entitled "Tala Para sa Taal," scheduled for January 18 at Luneta Park. The P100 registration fee will serve as donation.
Idol Philippines finalist Luca Garcia was spotted distributing relief goods in Batangas.
Angeline Quinto was spotted distributing relief goods in Nasugbu, Batangas which she collected from friends.
Neri Naig-Miranda posted a photo of ready to cook food from a meat processing company which will be cooked by volunteers for evacuees in Cavite.
Judy Ann Santos along with husband, TV host Ryan Agoncillo and kids cooked, packed, and distributed food along with other family members and friends. Judy Ann also shared they've packed relief goods in reusable boxes.
Dingdong Dantes and Rocco Nacino went to Batangas to distribute goods that were donated through the Yes Pinoy Foundation.
Comedian Chad Kinis also rallied friends to help in distributing relief goods.
Producers of the movie Mia starring Coleen Garcia and Edgar Allan Guzman announced that the net earning for the screenings on Friday, January 17 will be donated.