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Matteo Guidicelli, Angel Locsin, more celebs extend help to Taal victims

/ 12:24 PM January 15, 2020

Filipino celebrities have offered their resources to aid those affected by Taal Volcano’s recent phreatic, or steam-driven, eruption and the ashfall that followed.

Matteo Guidicelli joined the Philippine Army to distribute relief goods to around 200 families in the Batangas City Evacuation Center yesterday, Jan. 14, as seen in the Army’s Facebook post on the same day.

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“We thought about how we could help our kababayans (countrymen) that’s why [I] asked my friends what we can contribute and this is what we’ve gathered so far,” Guidicelli said. “I am also urging the others to take part.”

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Angel Locsin and Neil Arce extended their help by calling for donations on their respective Instagram Stories yesterday.

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Moments after they posted a list of items the victims needed, they both uploaded clips of donated goods, which they were helping repack for the Taal victims.

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Jennica Garcia, together with the Alliance Search and Rescue Medical Team, also went straight to Batangas to distribute donations, as seen on her Instagram page yesterday.

Garcia posted photos of her at an evacuation center, which showed her assisting the families there. After calling for donations since Taal Volcano’s steam-driven eruption, Garcia said the goods that came from various donors were able to help 400 families in Barangay Neogan.

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Alliance Search and Rescue Medical Team Ang mga litrato na ito ay para sa lahat ng mga nagbigay ng donation at patuloy na nagdadasal para sa kaligtasan ng lahat. Taos pusong pasasalamat po. Sila po ang inyong natulungan. A total of 400 families po sa Neogan Batangas. Hold po muna ang donations ng Tubig at Clothes. 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. Mag text o tumawag sa numero ng aking asawa para malaman kung saan ang drop off at makapag schedule naman ng pick up kung hindi madadala sa Runt Office QC: 0921 968 1848 Maraming salamat po!

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She then appealed to other interested donors to hold off on giving water and clothes for now, citing that the victims were still in need of lights (solar or candles), N95 masks, toys for the kids and sleeping materials. She also advised those who wish to donate to contact her husband, Alwyn Uytingco, to coordinate on where to bring the goods.

Meanwhile, Nadine Samonte offered various items as well, which she planned to give to Garcia’s relief operations since she could not leave her kids unattended. Samonte offered N95 masks, bottles of water and coffee for the victims, as seen in her Instagram post today, Jan. 15.

Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco were also spotted packing relief goods for the victims yesterday. A certain Inday Rica Castaño uploaded photos of the couple and their family packing boxes on her Facebook page on the same day.

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More than 30,000 residents from Batangas and Cavite have been evacuated following Taal’s recent eruption. The volcano has been put on Alert Level 4 since Sunday, which means that a violent eruption may happen within hours or days.  /ra

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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of Taal volcano eruption
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent eruption of Taal volcano.
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.
Inquiries may be addressed and emailed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through [email protected]
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