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On 1/20/2020 at 3:13 PM, Earl Grey said:

In the meanwhile, people who want to donate can follow this list on CNN Philippines. Other sites have some recommendations too, like Primer, and a list of what not to donate from Esquire. 
 

I personally can suggest:

 

  1. Help evacuees directly through the Philippine Red Cross, 
  2. Helping animals through PAWS or PETA,
  3. If you want to give to the churches or schools, you can do that too, but if you want me to handle direct donations, you can send it to me and I will forward the funds to the appropriate group then give you paperwork to reflect your donation went where it was supposed to go. One member wanted to help animals, so I am going to forward their donation to help animals there. 

 

Here's a photo for one org that is doing this through Facebook, which I don't use, but my friend screen captured to help get donations.

 

One of those is the PPBCC Foundation for animals (who spayed my dogs and cats, follow Trap, Neuter, Release for strays and offer homes to rescued animals):

 

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Reposting this so people can continue to give and ignore the hijacking that keeps occurring. 

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Universities have more space for evacuees right now, as there just isn't enough space...https://www.rappler.com/nation/249861-limited-facilities-hinder-sucs-accommodate-taal-volcano-eruption-evacuees. They need food really badly.

 

The government is forcing people out of their homes to avoid repeat of the disaster when the typhoon struck in 2013 when people returned home prematurely and casualties and losses were greater. https://www.rappler.com/nation/249856-video-government-force-residents-out-homes-taal-volcano-danger-zone

 

And government in-fighting occurs when the VP Robredo is trying to help but her opponents in the government seek to discredit her--opponents who include a former pop singer who was hired on the basis of her fake news blog supporting Duterte to become an official government communications officer. https://www.rappler.com/nation/249877-robredo-returns-batangas-cavite-give-more-aid-taal-volcano-eruption-evacuees. 

 

Government politics within Duterte's government and China's opportunistic approach politicize natural disasters and ultimately harm the people who need help. Politicizing any disaster is disgusting as it means turning people's suffering into bargaining tools. 

 

 

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Lower sulfur dioxide--but no means to celebrate just yet. https://www.rappler.com/nation/249904-phivolcs-advisory-taal-volcano-status-january-22-2020

 

Here's a video of anxious evacuees: https://www.rappler.com/nation/249889-video-evacuees-anxious-week-fled-homes-taal-volcano-eruption-january-2020

 

 

 

 

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As local governments try to enforce a lockdown of their cities and towns, many residents try to force or sneak their way in, worried about the state of their homes, properties, and livestock that they've had to leave behind.

 

In evacuation centers, relief goods are still pouring in. But there's no telling how long the volcano will remain restive, and how long people will keep staying in basketball courts, school houses, and other places that are okay for now but will surely take a toll on their well-being if they end up staying longer.

 

And beyond evacuation, what does the future hold for families who now have nothing to return to? What of the poor fishermen, vendors, and other informal workers who depend on the lake's bounty and tourism for their livelihood?

 

These are the questions we will seek to answer in the coming days.

 

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