Amidst the catastrophic events caused by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas, we also witnessed some good news surfacing every now and then — stories of people helping each other through the hard times or of people lending their time and effort to help the victims. Though the situation is still unfolding, it’s good to know that there is no shortage of heart-warming news, of stories that show us that the Filipino bayanihan spirit is not dead. Here are some of the internet posts that will surely put a smile on your face and, hopefully, restore your faith in humanity.
We’re already aware of how hazardous ashfall can be to our health. With that, our beloved Angkas riders came out to help and gave out free face masks for us.
— PGAG (@PGAG_PH) January 14, 2020
This man also caught the hearts of netizens when he was captured on cam giving away free face masks despite his disability.
Oh, and if you have some cash to spare, let’s not forget about our beloved pets too!
N95 Mask is a must. But let us also not forget our fur babies during these struggling times because they are not excluded from having breathing and respiratory problems caused by the receny ashfall ❤ Keep safe everyone!!!! pic.twitter.com/WiyAk9eJFV
— Mara (@marajavierr) January 12, 2020
One of the biggest hazards of ash fall is impaired vision when driving. And you can’t just clean it off with your windshield wipers because it’ll only spread the ash and even damage your windshield. Thankfully, some citizens were kind enough to lend a hand in cleaning up and making sure that motorists were safe on the road!
Good samaritan washing off ash from a recent eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines pic.twitter.com/hbfESaMd74
— paul david velasco (@n7pdv) January 12, 2020
— iamjayaguilar (@iamjayaguilar) January 12, 2020
We all love our pets. Whether they are your furred companions in the house or your beloved helpers in the farm, we just can’t leave them behind.
Look at these aww-inducing photos of animals rescued from the devastation.
Resuce workers save trapped animals in the Philippines following the Taal volcano eruption pic.twitter.com/6U0x8Uf9Wt
— The Independent (@Independent) January 14, 2020
when you need a good cry
I was raised on the farm and carabao was always a big help to our coconut farming with my father, I’ve never seen a carabao crying like this, so heartbreaking.
— Diego Tañafranca (@dct_imagery) January 14, 2020
It’s heartwarming to see how netizens are coming together to raise awareness and help in gathering funds for the victims of the recent volcanic activities.
If you have some cash to spare or some goods you can share, don’t hesitate to reach out to these online fundraisers!
Hello, we would like to extend our hands to our brothers & sisters who are affected by the eruption of Taal volcano through this fund-raising activity that w/c 100% of the proceeds will go to them. DM us for more info!
— Lemon Sky PH (@LemonSkyPH) January 13, 2020
Hi friends! As of now, priority po namin mag collect ng funds for canned goods, biscuits, diaper for kids and adults, toiletries, noodles, and water. We are still in lack of money to purchase all the needs for all victim of Taal volcano eruption.
For remittances; pls dm us pic.twitter.com/veMni2XEjl
— VMON Philippines (@VMON_PH) January 14, 2020
And yes, there are also some fundraising activites held for the animals!
All proceeds will be donated to @petaasia to help their rescue and relief operations. Their lives are as important as ours, I hope we’ll all be able to realize that someday
Proceeds from your other orders will also be donated to those who are affected by the Taal eruption. pic.twitter.com/8YMCQpu5al
— Tala by Kyla (@talabykyla) January 14, 2020
— _rannatad (@rannatad1) January 14, 2020
If you’re low on funds but still want to help, then maybe consider lending your time instead. Many relief good centers are looking for volunteers in repackaging donated goods and it sure would be a better use of your spare time.
#TaalVolcano Relief Operations
We are in need of volunteers for the repacking of goods for the affected families of the Taal Volcano eruption. Kindly check out this poster for the details. #ShareHelpDonate @dswdserves pic.twitter.com/NLYp4LDr6q
— DSWD CALABARZON (@dswdservesfo4a) January 13, 2020
Actions from our idols
LOOK: Actor Matteo Guidicelli personally brought bags of grocery items and clothing to more than 200 families in Sto. Tomas Batangas affected by the Taal volcano eruption. Matteo initiated this drive with the help of Landers and his friends from the military. pic.twitter.com/yazt5VS1vo
— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) January 14, 2020
Plenty of celebrities stepped up and used their influence and material wealth to help the victims.
Our kind hearted bunny, donated 2M for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines. Thanks a lot Eunha♥️ Btw Stay Safe Ph Buddys. Remember to put a face mask whenever you go outside.#GFRIEND @GFRDofficial pic.twitter.com/3vwkCQeJBF
— | #HearGfriendSing. (@anuenaeunha) January 14, 2020
Nature’s terrifying beauty
Despite the devastation that it caused, the Taal volcano is truly a sight to behold. Nature is beautiful. Nature is scary.
Explosive eruption of Taal volcano, Philippines. Looks both beautiful and scary. pic.twitter.com/sKFG5lvCvu
— Mohamad Saad (@saadmhamad93) January 13, 2020
— ⛑️Dr_S (@Samip_Tank_0047) January 12, 2020
Are there other good #TaalEruption2020 posts that caught your eyes? Share them below!