‘Pantawid ng Pag-ibig’ and ‘Tulong-Tulong sa Taal’ were able to deliver relief goods to some 5,000 families in LuzonFilipinos affected by severe flooding and Taal Volcano’s activity got immediate assistance from ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) as it continues its mission to serve Filipinos in need wherever they are in the country.
Among those that received aid were Jocelyn Hernandez of Oriental Mindoro and Rose Gonzales of San Mateo, Rizal, who both fled their homes with their families to avoid possible danger due to the continuous rains.
Hernandez was able to get rice, canned goods, hygiene kits, alcohol, face masks and clothes for her family. Gonzales and her family received hot meals, vitamins and face masks together with over 1,200 other evacuees staying at Brgy. Sta. Ana Elementary School during the height of the rains.
Aside from Rizal, the foundation went to Marikina, Zambales and Batangas to bring relief goods to those affected by the floods.
Some 3,979 families in evacuation centers from Agoncillo, Laurel, Tanauan, Balete and Nasugbu in Batangas likewise received help through “Tulong-Tulong sa Taal.” The front liners who respond to calls for assistance during Taal’s activity were given N95 masks, alcohol and vitamins.
“Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” continues to aid those who lost their jobs and whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic, including the dressmakers and tailors of Taytay, Rizal. Through community pantry organizer Camille Balabis, AFI learned of the community’s plight and they were among the 400 families in Brgy. Darangan who received rice and canned goods.
In July, “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” made stops in Bulacan, Manila, Navotas, Pateros, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Taguig to bring relief to those in need.
With another enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, Filipinos can still expect the assistance of ABS-CBN News and AFI with the help of donors and partner organizations.
For more details on how to donate, visit www.abs-cbnfoundation.com or the official Facebook page of ABS-CBN Foundation (@abscbnfoundationinc).