LOOK: Taal Volcano Eruption Relief Efforts | How to Help? Where to Send Donations, Volunteer

Taal Volcano is currently in Alert Level 4, which means that in a few hours or days, an imminent eruption is possible.

Taal Volcano Eruption Relief Efforts

Additionally, Taal Volcano eruption resulted to fissures in nearby towns in Batangas. Earthquakes with magnitude of 4.0 and higher intensity have been experienced around the vicinity due to the Taal Volcano eruption. Scientists from PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) believe the phreatic eruption earlier this week is the end of the Taal Volcano eruption.

They believe all signs such as the fissures and intensified earthquakes mean that there is rising magma movement that will result to a hazardous Taal volcanic explosion is set to happen.

Taal Volcano Eruption Relief Efforts | How to Help? Where to Send Donations, Volunteer

Before the expected Taal Volcano volcanic explosion happens, around 1 million residents around the danger zone should have been evacuated and therefore, needs our help.

Here is a list of  organizations and agencies that is currently helping Taal Volacano Eruption Relief Efforts. For those looking to volunteer, read below as well.


Philippine Red Cross Cavite Chapter
: Donations in kind (face masks, towel, bottled water, easy-open canned goods, cup noodles, biscuits, 3-in-1 coffee satchets, cleaning materials, blanket and mattress, hygiene kits)
Where: Philippine Red Cross Cavite Chapter, Samonte Park, P.N. Cavite City, Cavite
Drop-offs in the Carmona area may proceed to Unit 1, Contemprato Building, Sugar Road, Cityland, Carmona, Cavite (Contact Mr. Patrick Doloroso for inquiries at 0925-555-6391)
Drop-offs in the Dasmarinas area may proceed to the National College of Science and Technology Building at Barangay Burol 1, Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas, Cavite (Contact Mr. Gary Santos for inquiries at 0905-474-4905)
(For inquiries, contact Ms. Marie Imperial at 0915-790-5571)

The Philippine STAR Operation Damayan
: Donations in cash and in kind (preferably food, water, masks, medicine and other relief items such as clothing, towels, blankets, toiletries, sleeping mats and other basic essentials)
Where: The Philippine STAR Headquarters, 202 Roberto Oca corner Railroad Sts., Port Area, Manila
Donations may be deposited to Philstar Daily Inc./Operation Damayan Metrobank Savings Account No. 151-7-15152422-9.
(Interested donors may also contact 8527-7902 to 15 local 194.)

Provincial Government of Batangas
What: Donations in kind
Where: Provincial Sports Complex, Bolbok
PDRRMO Hotline: 043-786-0693 / 043-733-9350
(For cash donations, contact Ms. Joy Montalbo, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Department Head, at +639209457654)

DSWD Calabarzon
What: Volunteers for repacking of goods
When: 8:00 a.m. onwards starting January 14
Where: DSWD Field Office IV-A Warehouse, Brgy. Gregoria de Jesus, GMA, Cavite (in front of Barangay Hall)
OR National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City

Rotaract Clubs of Rotary International District 3800
What: Donations in kind (N95 Dust masks, Usable clothes, Blankets, and Slippers, Food packs and Water, Flashlights and Batteries, Medicines, Hygiene kits)
When: Today until Tuesday, January 14
Donations go to Rotaract Club of San Pedro and Rotaract Club of Taal-Lemery
(Contact District Officers Julie Abante at 09457541148 and Christine Nicolas at 09772069811 for meetups)

Order of the Friars Minor – Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
What: Donations in kind (N95 Dust masks, Usable clothes, Blankets, and Slippers, Food packs and Water, Flashlights and Batteries, Medicines, Hygiene kits)
Where: Drop-off points at Mother Barbara Micarelli Community, San Miguel, Sto. Tomas, 4234 Batangas OR St. Lawrence of Brindisi House, Tagaytay City, 4120
(Mother Barbara Micarelli Community may be contacted at (043) 8778-2452 while the latter at +63 46 8413-1260 OR +63 46 8860-1419)

Southern Tagalog Serve the People Corps
What: Volunteer assistance, donations in kind and cash assistance
Where: Drop-off points in collaboration with other organizations are at UPLB USC Office, UPLB AUPAEU at UPLB SU Canteen, Steward, Inc. Cabuyao Laguna, CVSU (Cavite Campuses), Aloysius Baez Educational Center (9039 Wheat St. Cor. Timothy St. Camella Homes, Banlic) Union of Theological Seminary, Dasmariñas Cavite and KLARA Cooperative Hall, Batangas Pier
Cash assistance may be deposited in the following accounts: GCash (09125985323); PayMaya (09125985323); BPI Family Savings Account, Casey Anne Cruz (6376274819); Landbank Account, Joecel G. Darm (SA 0506145139)
(Southern Tagalog Serve the People Corps may be contacted on their Facebook page or through +63 90 8140-6733)

Don Bosco Makati Pastoral Office
What: Donations in kind (bath soap, shampoo, bottled water, masks, clean and decent clothes, blankets and sleeping mats, food packs of cup noodles, easy to open canned goods, and bread.)
When: 3:00 p.m., January 13, 2020 until 8:00 a.m. of January 14, 2020
Where: Gate 2, Don Bosco Makati Campus, Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1230 Metro Manila

Rotaract Club of San Pedro East 3820
Donations in cash and kind (N95 dust mask, usable clothes, blankets and slippers, non-perishable food and water, flashlight and batteries, medicine, hygiene kits)
Where: The Laguna site is at the Fil-Em Building, #8 J. Luna Street, Poblacion, City of San Pedro, Laguna;
while the Metro Manila site is at the Makati Rotary Club Foundation Inc. Building at Camia Street, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City
(For inquiries, you may contact Bhea Santiago for the Laguna site at 0906 823 7737 and Kash Gana for the Metro Manila site at 0916 373 2717.)

Caritas Manila
Donations in cash or kind (rice, munggo, sugar, salt, pancit, malunggay, kalabasa, bihon, canned vegetables, dried fish, flashlights, rechargeable batteries, lamps, clean water, hygiene items, blankets and mosquito nets)
Where: Caritas Manila Office, 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila
Online donations can be accessed via this link under the “Caritas Damayan Taal Volcano” campaign
Bank transactions may be deposited under the savings account name Caritas Manila, Inc. through BDO (5600-45905); BPI (3063-5357-01); Metrobank (175-3-17506954-3)
(For dollar accounts, transactions may deposited through BDO (3064-0033-55) under swift code “BOPIPHMM” or PNP (10-856-660002-5) under swift code ” PNBMPHMM”)

Donations in kind (telescope, dog and cat food, face masks, leashes and collars)
When: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: PETA Asia, Unit 706, Fedman Building, 199 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
(For questions, you may contact telephone number 8817-529) 

JCI Philippines
What: Nebulizers, N95 masks, astha medicine; cash donations
Where: JCI Philippines Headquarters, 14 Don A Roces Avenue, Quezon City
(Cash donations can be sent to 2020 Junior Chamber International Phils, Inc.; Smart Checking Account No. 002018025076; Swift Code BNORPHMM)

UP Office of the Student Regent
What: Donations in kind (facemasks, mats, ready-to-eat food, water, clothes, etc.)
Where: UP Baguio, UP Diliman, UP Manila, UP Los Baños campuses

St. Scholastica’s College
: Donations in kind (food, rice, drinking water, face masks, candles, flashlights, blankets, clothes, underwear, medicine, sleeping mats, towels, laundry detergents, toiletries)
Where: St. Scholastica’s College, Manila Campus, 2560 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila
(For inquiries, contact Ms. Rebecca Marquez, coordinator at the Institutional Social Action Center, at 0917 506 0316)

University of the Assumption
What: Canned food, biscuits, used clothes, toiletries, bottled water, blanket, mosquito nets, face masks
Where: Room 105, Galang Building, University of the Assumption campus, Unisite Subdivision, 1st Avenue, San Fernando, 2000 Pampanga
(For inquiries, contact Kyla Alejandrino at 0935 467 4332 or Audrey Galura at 0927 134 1042.)

De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute
: Cash and check donations and donations in-kind (water, N95 masks, rice, canned goods, noodles, blankets, mats, toiletries)
Where: College of Medicine Lobby, DLSMHSI campus, Governor, D. Mangubat St, Avenue, Dasmariñas, 4114 Cavite
Cash donators may proceed to the BDO Aguinaldo Highway Branch and deposit under account name Hermano (San) Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Education Foundation, Inc. (4300244165)
Scan deposit slips and email them to dlshsidonation@dlshsi.edu.ph and indicate “Calamity Fund Donation” in the subject field
(For inquiries, contact Effy Elmubarak at 0906 237 3231)

Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc
: bottled water, instant meals (canned, noodles, cup noodles), bread, energy biscuits, towels, blankets, malongs, toiletries, vitamins, baby and infant needs
When: Until 4:00PM on January 17, 2020 (Friday)
Where: concierge of C1, Bonifacio High Street (near Din Tai Fung) or at the G/F Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. cor 2nd Ave.
Cash donations may be coursed through the BPI account “FORT BONIFACIO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INC” (1921 1158 37)
Deposit slips may be emailed to info@bgc.com.ph for issuance of acknowledgement receipts, if needed.

Akbayanihan Foundation
: Donations in-kind (priority items such as bottled water, face masks, sleeping mats, blankets, towels, hygiene kits, canned goods and medicines)
Where: Quezon City dropoff points are at #33-G Mabait St. Teacher’s Village, Quezon City (Contact Ivy Tolentino at 0917 940 0417 or 7905-8646)
OR #29-B Magiting St. Teacher’s Village, Quezon City (Contact RJ Naguit at 0916 582 7931)
Manila dropoff point is at Unit 404, Dela Rosa Building, Lacson Ave., Sampaloc, Manila (Contact Anthony Jacob at 0917 120 5618)

UPLB Student Council

UP Diliman University Student Council

UP Men’s Basketball Team

The NowhereToGoButUP, the UP Mens Basketball Team Management, the UP College of Human Kinetics (CHK), UP NSTP Program, and the UP Varsity Athletes are calling on the UP Community, particularly the UP Titos and Titas to help our kababayan affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.

Specifically, you can donate bottled water, blankets, medicines, masks, hygiene kits, raincoats, and food items. Drop-off point will be at CHK MBT Coaches’ Lounge (beside 9ld CHK Gym). You can drop it off beginning tomorrow Jan.15 up to Friday, Jan. 17, 8am to 5pm.

Goods gathered will be delivered to a specific evacuation site in Batangas on Saturday. We will also be needing volunteers to re-pack the goods. Please come with your UP Maroon attire.

Contact Persons: Yvette Garcia – (0917) 311 7858, Tricia Miranda-Fernandez – (0917) 887 4242 #tulongtulongMuna #UPFight #NowheretogobutUP #SamasamaTulongTulong


Taal Volcano Eruption Relief Efforts | How to Help? Where to Send Donations, Volunteer, Info

National government

Phivolcs -Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
for bulletins, advisories, and updates on volcano eruptions and earthquakes

NDRRMC -National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
for updates on disaster assessment and response

DOH -Department of Health
for health advisories and safety tips

PAGASA – Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration
for weather updates

DSWD -Department of Social Welfare and Development
for relief operations, including information for donors and for volunteers

CAAP -Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
for airport operations

MIAA -Manila International Airport Authority
for flight advisories at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

PNP -Philippine National Police
for public safety updates and concerns

Local governments

Batangas Public Information Office

Cavite Provincial Government

Philippine Information Agency-Calabarzon

You may also visit the Facebook and Twitter pages of your province, city, or municipality for announcements like class and work suspensions. Some local government officials also maintain personal accounts which are viewable by the public.

News agencies

Rappler, including its reports on the Taal Volcano eruption and fact checks on online claims


CNN Philippines

GMA News





Manila Bulletin

Alternative sources and foreign organizations

For information on volcanoes and earthquakes:

For satellite imageries:

For disaster relief:


Compiled by: The Philippine Star and Rappler

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