Calling for donations: Valdez, v’ball community initiate relief operations for Taal Volcano eruption victims

Alyssa Valdez and the Volleyball Community Gives Back Philippines (VCGBPH) are initiating relief operations for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Valdez announced and encouraged the volleyball community to send donations as they will mobilize relief operations for the victims in Agoncillo and Cuenca, Batangas.

Per Valdez, who hailed from San Juan, Batangas, donations such as food, water, clothes, sanitary supplies, medicines, and blankets can be sent at the parking area of Ronac Living Gallery located at Lot 15C Block, 318 Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong City starting today until Thursday, 8:30 p.m.

This, following the persisting crisis in the province of Batangas and its nearby provinces and cities caused by the explosion of Taal Volcano.

After 43 years since its last explosion in 1977, Taal Volcano erupted on the afternoon of January 12.

Evacuations were ordered for towns within the shores of Taal Lake. Classes and work were also suspended in Batangas and nearby areas including Metro Manila due to ashfall.

The provincial government has also declared a state of calamity in the province with Alert Level 4 currently raised as of writing time.