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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Mt. Pulag Community in Benguet delivers vegetables, water, clothes to Taal evacuees

Photo Courtesy || Catherine Odanos
Cordillera - In order to help thousands of evacuees affected by the Taal volcano eruption in Batangas province, many Filipinos across the country  united to help as much as they can. 

The recent eruption of the Taal volcano  displaced many residents away from their homes and are now living in government-designated evacuation centers. 

Their homes and farms have been dumped with thick volcanic ash - fine particles of glass and rock fragments, turning them into a wasteland. 

Despite the immeasurable damage and insurmountable hardship brought by this tragic natural disaster,  Taal volcano victims didn't lost hope because help from their fellow Filipinos are pouring out from every corner of the country. 

The spirit of 'pakikipagkapwatao' and 'Bayanihan' is evident to every Filipinos so they have extended all the help they can give to their countrymen. 

Just like this group of farmers around Mt. Pulag in Kabayan, Benguet, who have decided to donate their vegetable harvest such as potatoes, chayote and Chinese cabbage to Taal evacuees. 

Another group of farmers are also gathering canned goods, bottled water, medicine and clothes to be delivered to the victims. 

A photo post on Facebook  by farmer Catherine Odanos shows volunteers organizing and packing the first batch of goods that will be delivered to Batangas. 

According to Odanos, a 2nd batch of donations will be delivered on January 24.

Earlier, Benguet farmers dispatched tons of vegetables to Batangas from La-Trinidad, Benguet.


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