Amidst heightened alert for more volcanic activity, Maccaferri Philippines stands ready to provide aid to those affected
Thousands of families near the Taal volcano and surrounding areas were forced to seek refuge in evacuation centers after the volcano started rumbling and spewing ash, destroying houses and livelihoods. Maccaferri Philippines stands ready to support the victims, ensuring that they have enough means to survive through this calamity.
Taal Volcano, is one of the smallest volcanoes in the world but considered among the world’s most dangerous, owing to the number of people that live in its immediate vicinity. It lies along the active Pacific Ring of Fire, making it prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
After spewing a huge column of ash up to 9 miles in the air with frequent volcanic lightning and earthquakes, the Philippine authorities urged a total evacuation to thousands of families near the area. The continuous eruption has left behind a desolate landscape of destroyed houses and businesses all covered in a thick layer of heavy ash.
As the victims of the eruption needed more help than ever, Maccaferri Philippines went out to show the bayanihan spirit as a team of dedicated individuals arranged the relief operation at one of the evacuation sites in Calatagan, Batangas on January 31, 2020 amidst a heightened alert for more volcanic activity. Bottled water, hygiene kits, rice, canned goods and other necessities were donated.
Countless humanitarian efforts continue to provide aid to the victims as a manifestation of unity and camaraderie among fellow Filipinos.