Call for Agos volunteers: Help gather Taal Volcano information

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Call for Agos volunteers: Help gather Taal Volcano information
MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather and verify critical information in times of disaster

MANILA, Philippines – State volcanologists raised Alert Level 4 for the Taal Volcano in Batangas on Sunday evening, January 12, warning that a “hazardous” eruption may occur “within hours to days.”

MovePH, the civic engagement arm of Rappler, is looking for volunteers who can assist in gathering and verifying critical information from social media on Taal Volcano’s immiment eruption.

The digital humanitarians will use the platform Agos, powered by eBayanihan. Agos is a one-stop online platform that helps gather information to achieve #ZeroCasualty when disasters strike.

We need volunteers to gather the following information:

  • Areas affected by ashfall
  • Latest situation on the ground
  • Needs of affected communities

The information that digital humanitarians gather and verify will be relayed to national government agencies and local responders.

Citizen journalists can also send reports, photos, and videos on how their families and communities are preparing for the imminent eruption by posting using #TaalEruption2020 and tagging @MovePH on Twitter.

Click the button below to register as a volunteer or fill up this form.

Be a digital humanitarian today! –

If you have any questions, feedback, or additional information, please email or tweet @moveph.

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