When Taal first spewed ash on January 12, it sparked a nationwide movement for Filipinos to help nearly a million kabababayans forced to evacuate their homes that stood within 14 and 17-kilometers from the volcano—areas deemed danger zones by authorities. Among those who came to the rescue were artistas, who not only used their platform to encourage people to donate relief goods, but to bring joy to those most devastated by the disaster. From spreading awareness to personally visiting the victims, the celebrities in this gallery are only a fraction of the inspiring power of generosity amidst chaos. Famous or not, each one of us is capable of helping. Regardless of status, a little can certainly go a long way!
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Volcanologists have recently reduced the volcano’s alert status from level 4 to level 3, yet many of our countrymen still need assistance. ABS-CBN Foundation continues to accepting in-kind and cash donations for its Taal relief operations. For more details, follow ABS-CBN Foundation on Facebook. Stay updated by following ABS-CBN News’ special Taal coverage on ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM, news.abs-cbn.com, patrol.ph, and the ABS-CBN News App.
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Photographs taken from the Instagram accounts of Matteo Guidicelli, Mark Leviste, Cheska Kramer, Antoinette Taus, Dimples Romana, Ara Mina, Angel Locsin, Jeff Vadillo, and Judy Ann Santos