Last January 12, the Taal volcano had a phreatic eruption around 1 pm. According to the report of INQUIRER.net, the volcano spewed thick volcanic ash around 100 meters high that affected thousands of residents around Batangas and Cavite.
With this, volunteers from different regions provided “in-kind” donations that include food, toiletries, first aid items, blankets, and clothes. However, some of the evacuees received uncommon (and somewhat bizarre) items from these donations–like security guard uniforms, formal business coats, and barangay officer vests.
In fact, Facebook user Mary Margaret Huertas made a photo compilation of these donated clothes which later became viral because of the hilarious reactions and comments from online users. As of this writing, the post has garnered more than 39,000 shares and 5,000 reactions which proves the natural resilience of every Filipino during calamities.
Let these stories of resilience be a reminder that there is always hope (and sometimes, a bit of laughter) amidst the challenges and adversities we face today.
For those who wish to send donations, you may drop it off at the Inquirer Office 1098 Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City or call 8897 8808 loc. 238 0r 352.
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