As celebrities made their concerns known on social media for people affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano last January 12, other celebrities took to action and went straight to the field, gathering relief goods and giving them to netizens in need.
On Twitter last Monday, January 13, actress Angel Locsin asked on Twitter if anyone has conducted an assessment on what the victims needed in this time of calamity.
Today, January 15, online netizens tweeted a photo of the Kapamilya star packing goods for the Taal victims. You truly are a superhero, Angel!
and we are done packing! Salamat sa initiative na ito @143redangel Alam nyo isang malaking impluwensiya niya sa amin ay ang malasakit sa kapwa tao. Mabuhay ka po! Salamat sa mga nagbahagi at sa mga volunteers. Parating na po si Darna dyan. Kapit lang! ♥️ #Taal pic.twitter.com/DItarnCNMK— Christian Capuyan (@itsxtiancapuyan) January 15, 2020
Actress Jennica Garcia-Uytingco tended to the victims in an evacuation center in Neogan, Batangas. In photos, she and her team, the Alliance Search and Rescue Medical Team, were speaking to the people affected by the harsh phenomenon, giving them relief goods and interacting with them for comfort. On her Instagram post, she gave her thanks to people who gave their donations to her team and asked to halt donating water and clothes for they need other items.
“Ang kulang po sa ngayon as of January 14, our second day ay ilaw (solar o kandila), N95 mask, LARUAN para makatulong sa stress at trauma ng mga bata, sleeping materials gaya ng banig, malinis na karton, unan, kumot at pera.” she wrote.
Under his advocacy, YesPinoy, a group focused on Youth, Empowerment, and Service to the Philippines, Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes called for donations on his Instagram page, in collaboration with the Philippine Red Cross and Philippine Navy CMOG.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong tulong! Stay safe, everyone!” Dingdong said.
“Marami pa din po sa mga kababayan natin ang nangangailangan ng tulong, ang iba ay walang matuluyan dahil nabaon na sa ashfall ang kanilang bahay, walang makain walang mainom.”
That is what Jason Abalos wrote on his Instagram post yesterday, January 14, his birthday. The actor spent his special day calling for donations to victims of the Taal eruption. He said people who are willing to help can simply send him a direct message on the aforementioned social media platform.
“Malaking bagay po para sa kanila ang kahit anong tulong na maibibigay nyo,” he went on. “Kung wala po kayo malapitan para sa mga donasyon maari ko po kayong tulungan, may mga kakilala po ako na nag sisimula ng mag bigay ng tulong sa mga apektado ng pangyayari na ito.”
In collaboration with a grocery superstore, Matteo Guidicelli, along with some members of the Philippine Army, sent out groceries and other relief goods to victims of the eruption.
REP. VILMA SANTOS-RECTO AND LUIS MANZANO
Veteran actress and Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto spoke to each victim one-by-one and consoled them after evacuating their homes and staying in centers to avoid the perils of the ash fall and eruption.
She even thanked her son, Luis Manzano, who donated food and groceries to the Batangueños in need.
Celebrity businesswoman Neri Naig-Miranda thanked a famous meat processing corporation for its help in donating food to people who evacuated in Alfonso, Cavite.
Neri is in collaboration with Alfonso’s mayor to help those in need.
Through the Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA) organization which she founded, actress-host Antoinette Taus announced that she is accepting donations.
She also included a text from Getty Images contributor Ezra Acayan regarding the Taal Volcano eruption, talking about the deaths of countless animals abandoned by their owners and houses dilapidated by the eruption.
Angeline Quinto traveled to an evacuation center in Nasugbu, Batangas to give out relief goods that all came from her, singer Kyla, philanthropist Pinky Trobiano, and celebrity doctor Vicki Belo.
Focusing on the welfare of abandoned animals in Taal, Rated K host Korina Sanchez-Roxas called to her followers, asking them for donations that can help the poor animals who were left behind by their owners.
Korina asked for dog shampoos, collars, and food for the helpless animals. She says she and her team can accept donations until this Thursday, January 16, until the situation settles.
Actor Gardo Versoza and his biker group, the Cupcake Bikers, are currently conducting a donation drive for the victims of Taal Volcano eruption.