Evacuation centers in Batangas have become cramped and crowded as more people seek shelter due to Taal Volcano’s fury. As of July 15, 2020, NDRRMC reported that at least 40,000 individuals have been evacuated and are taking refuge at 217 evacuation centers.
The whole province of Batangas is under a state of calamity. Cavite was also put under a state of calamity to aid evacuees, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said.
Help have been pouring and many has mobilized drives to aid the evacuees. Food, water, clothes and necessities like soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste have been donated. There are mothers who asked for milk donations,too, for their babies. Adult diapers are of essential, as well.
QUEZON CITY GOVERNMENT PROVIDES MOBILE SHOWERS
Having access to a decent shower or bath can be hard on crowded evacuation centers. The Filipino ‘Bayanihan’ spirit is still very alive and the Quezon City Government has provided mobile showers for the affected residents of the volcano eruption in Taal, Batangas. While food, water and clothing are necessities, hygiene is of equal importance too.
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NETIZENS APPLAUD QC GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE
Many netizens lauded this great initiative of Quezon City.
One netizen commented: ‘Thank you Quezon City Residents and Taxpayers.’
Another one thanked the mayor: Gd (Good) job Mayor Joy, God bless QC..
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Taal is one of the most active volcanoes in our country and the world. Its most recent eruption was in 1977. On the Tall Volcano Bulletin of PHIVOLCS as of January 17, 2020 at 8 am, Alert Level 4 still remains in effect over Taal Volcano.
— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) January 17, 2020