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How to help the Taal evacuees

By: Pam Pastor
Volunteers from the Inquirer Group of Companies led by its president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez held a soup kitchen and distributed relief goods last January 16 at evacuation centers in Calaca town in Batangas


Inquirer Foundation

The Inquirer Foundation is accepting cash donations and relief goods. Drop off face masks, sleeping mats, blankets, slippers, toiletries, cup noodles, canned goods with pop tabs, flashlight and batteries, medicines and bottled water at the Philippine Daily Inquirer 1098 Chino Roces Ave. Makati City. You may deposit cash donations through the Inquirer Foundation Corp.’s bank account—BDO current account number 007960018860. Call 8897-8808 local 238 or 352.

Rock Ed Philippines

Drop off hygiene kits, blankets, water, mosquito nets, canned goods, first aid kits, face masks, food for animals and eye drops which will be brought to evacuation centres through #RockEdRelief. Kara Unso is collecting donations specifically for babies in evacuation centers which will also be delivered by Rock Ed Philippines. They need breast milk, baby food, diapers, sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, baby wipes, sanitizer and alcohol. Children with special needs who are sensitive to sound also need ear mufflers or noise cancelling headsets Drop off points are Rock Ed Philippines c/o Paul Hinlo 562 Batulao St. Ayala Alabang Muntinlupa 09175395657 and Sacred Heart School Sun Valley

ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip Kapamilya

ABS-CBN Foundation is gathering donations for #SagipTaal2020. They’re accepting rice, easy-open canned goods, bottled water, face masks, diapers, hygiene kits (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, alcohol, wipes, etc.) at Sagip Kapamilya Warehouse #13 Examiner St. West Triangle Quezon City. Cash donations can be made through ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya through the following bank accounts: BDO (peso account number 0039301-14199 or dollar account number 103930081622), BPI (peso account number 3051-1127-75), Metrobank (636-3-636-08808-1), PNB (ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. peso current account number 1263-70000-4128). Contact or call 3411-4995.

SM Foundation and SM Cares

You may drop off goods like clean drinking water, food, medicines, and basic essentials, such as mats, blankets, pillows, water containers and utensils at the following SM Supermalls: SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Molino, SM City Rosario, SM City Trece Martires, SM Center Imus, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Calamba, SM City San Pablo, SM City Lipa, SM City Batangas and SM City Lucena.

GMA Kapuso Foundation

Drop off donations at the GMAKF office (Samar Ave. corner GMA Network Drive in Quezon City) from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They’re accepting face masks, bias, instant/cup noodles, easy-open canned goods, 3-in-1 coffee sachets, biscuits, bottled water, towels, face towels, sleeping mats, toothbrush, toothpaste, blankets, soap, etc. Cash donations may also be delivered or deposited through the following GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc. bank accounts: Metrobank (peso savings account number 098-3-098-51034-7; dollar savings 098-2-098-00244-2), Unionbank (account number 000-4-000-22679), UCPB (peso savings account number 00-115-184777-2 and 00-160-111277-7; dollar savings account number 01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6), PNB (peso savings account number 1263-1000-8797; dollar savings account number 1263-6000-8804) and BDO peso savings account number 00-469-0022189; dollar savings account number 10-469-0072135).


PAWS is accepting dog food, cat food, cow feed, chicken feed, cow feed, pig feed, freshly cut grass, water and food bowls, pet carrier, leashes and collars. Drop them off at PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center Aurora Boulevard Katipunan Valley Loyola Heights Quezon City 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Sundays. Cash donations can be made through PAWS’ PNB account number 1888-700-15305 and BPI account number 3943-008611 or Paypal

CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation) Philippines

CORA Philippines is accepting hygiene kits (bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, towels), N95 face masks, sleeping items (bed, mattress, banig, blanket, pillows), cleaning tools (mop, dust pan, broom, etc.) and food and water (rice, canned goods, water for refill). Register your donations through

Donation drive for Agoncillo, Batangas

You may donate water, food, respiratory protection masks, clothes, towels, sanitary pads, diapers and blankets for the municipality of Agoncillo, Batangas which is under a state of calamity. Contact Jasmine at 09172501023 or Sharmaine at 09173051643. Drop off contacts are Rex Jardinero (15F PSBank Center Paseo de Roxas corner Sedeno St. Makati across Ayala Triangle; 09162915537), Alli Larion (National Commission for Culture and the Arts 633 General Luna St. Intramuros, Manila; 09303352246), Jasmine Salem (UP NCPAG University of the Philippines Diliman 1101 R.P. De Guzman Diliman Q.C.). You may also coordinate directly with Agoncillo Relief Center through 09263894494 (Janeth), 09563974048 (Joma), 09056590084 (Shai), 09209035592 (Atty. Cindy).

Mama’s Cradle

Carina Jimenez Suarez, who runs an animal sanctuary for rescued dogs, has been assisting animals including horses, cats, pigs, goats and ducks who have been rescued from affected areas and offering help to farms and other places that are serving as temporary shelters for the displaced animals. She has begun feeding programs and is looking for volunteers and donations of wet and dry dog food, horse feed, local honey, medicine, used ice cream containers that can be used to hold food and water and cleaning materials. Cash will also be used to buy medicine for animals and high protein dog food for puppies and lactating dogs. A horse trailer could be helpful too if someone has one they can lend. Donations can be dropped off at Miss C Salon 49 Doña Soledad Avenue Better Living Parañaque or Mama’s Cradle Lot 3 Block 11 Argentina St. Better Living Parañaque. Call 09175728880.


Don’t have extra money to buy relief goods? You can always donate your time.


Help repack family food packs and relief items at the DSWD Field Office IV-A Warehouse Brgy. Gregoria De Jesus GMA Cavite (in front of Brgy. Hall) or National Resource Operations Center Chapel Rd. Pasay City from 8 a.m. onwards.

Red Cross

Help sort clothes for the affected families at Philippine Red Cross National Headquarters Edsa corner Boni Ave. Mandaluyong from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 09266193226.

KOPFA Bayanihan for Taal

Korean Artists Organization of Philippine Fan Clubs will accept relief goods and volunteers until Jan.  18 at 28 Ilaya St. Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Call 0917-8991540.