Will Batangas get to Rise Again after the Taal Volcano Eruption?

Life in the evacuation area is not easy.

All of a sudden, you would have to live with people, mostly whom you have not met, from different places. You have to share rooms, comfort rooms, and bathrooms. You have to wait for relief goods if some would come. Life there is like keeping your hopes up in the midst of uncertainty.

Where will I live next? How do I start all over again?

These are just some of the questions that the evacuees have been asking in their hearts.

Filipinos displaced from various areas around Taal Volcano evacuated to temporary shelters after its eruption on January 12. Some started losing hope while others choose to look forward to a better tomorrow.

Angelito de Sagun from Taal, Batangas has nowhere else to go and does not have an idea as to how his home is doing by this time. They are not allowed to go back to their houses due to the dangers that the volcanic eruption has been bringing.

Zairone Castillo, with his son Zian Prince, from Lemery, Batangas does not know where life would bring them as it seems like they would not be allowed to go back to their home anymore. But then, he is wishing that things will start going back to normal and is thankful for the help that comes to them wherever they are.

Hygiene kits in eco-bags prepared by Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB) that includes a mat, bath soaps, shampoos, detergent soaps, toothpaste, alcohol, sanitary pads, diapers for babies or toddlers, and a Bible, were distributed to evacuees in Rosario, Batangas.

People staying in evacuation areas in barangays San Isidro, Pinagsibaan, Baybayin, Timbugan, Bagong Pook, and Marilag received these temporary relief packs.

Every kit given sparked hope in the hearts of the Batangueños.

“Babangon ang Batangas? Babangon!” (Will Batangas rise again? It will!”) They exclaimed as they choose to look forward to a brighter future.

As they rise from the ashes that the volcanic eruption catastrophe brought them, you can help with repacking, sorting relief goods, offering assistance like driving and assisting with picking up donations, and bringing them to the Operation Blessing warehouse.

You can also give donations in in-kind or in cash.

 

For cash donations:

Unionbank

Peso Savings Account

Account Number: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Savings Account

Account Number: 13-216-000170-0

 

BDO

Peso Savings Account

Account Number: 0030000-55279

Dollar Savings Account

Account Number: 0030000-113333

BPI

Peso Savings Account

Account Number: 3001-0040-33

 

Metrobank

Peso Savings Account

Account Number: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Savings Account

Account Number: 270-2-27000282-4

 

For in-kind donations, here are the drop-off points:

OB Warehouse: Blk 3 Lot 22 #53 Redbud St. Phase 2, Greenwoods Executive Village, Cainta, Rizal

OB Office: 5th Floor Sagittarius Bldg.#111 HV Dela Costa, Salcedo Village, Makati City

 

For credit card, PayPal, and 7/11 donations, visit:

www.obphil.com/home/be-a-partner/

 

For inquiries, call:

+63 2 8663-4701

+63 2 8663-4710

+63 939 921-5543

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