PEF supports Taal relief efforts

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and partner organizations initiated several relief activities in Batangas this January as part of the outpouring support to the people affected by Taal volcano's eruption last 12 January 2020.

On 16 January, the PEF team delivered relief items consisting of food, water, and essential toiletries to Taal evacuees through Pondong Batangan Community Foundation, Inc., a foundation under the Archdiocese of Lipa. PEF Executive Director Roberto Calingo personally led the delivery of the relief items for the estimated 800 households in Taal.

Forty-three families in Calatagan, Batangas, who evacuated to a nearby elementary school, also received goods from Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Batangas, with assistance from PEF.

PEF partner, Coca-cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., also provided 40,000 liters of drinking water to Taal evacuees assisted by Yakap and Pondong Batangan.