Oversupply of Clothes, Town in Batangas Temporarily Stop Receiving Donations

A town in Batangas Has Appealed to the Public to Stop Donating Due to Oversupply of Clothes

San Luis, Batangas officials have called on the public to stop donating clothes for Taal’s victims because it is oversupply.

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The Bayanihan spirit of the Filipinos has been awakened after the eruption of Taal Volcano last January 12. From big corporations, religious groups, different provinces, and barangays, to local and international celebrities, and even small groups of friends–everyone seemed to have extended help in the best of their abilities, both in rescue and relief efforts.

Those who have been extremely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption are truly grateful for all the help that they are receiving. However, they may have other needs that are not being met.

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San Luis vice mayor Oscarlito Hernandez made it clear that they are grateful for the help they have provided over two weeks as host to about 15,000 evacuees from the towns of Agoncillo, Lemery and Taal. Among those who received their hometown besides food and drink were sacked clothes.

According to Hernandez, evacuees have taken advantage of the choice of clothes from tons of donated clothes so they are also allowing non-evacuees to get the clothes they love and take advantage of.

“Sobra-sobra ang aming natatanggap. Kung mapapansin mo ang ating mga evacuees halos nagsawa na sa pagpili o pagkuha ng damit na kanilang mapapakinabangan,” Mayor said.

Because of the oversupply of donated clothes, Hernandez said the donations they would most like to receive are mats and blankets available for evacuees to sleep. To keep the myriad clothes clean, they allegedly wear them every afternoon.

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