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Bangon Batangas: S&T-based Assistance to Taal Volcano’s Internally Displaced Population

In cooperation with Batangas State University (BatStateU), communities affected by the Taal Volcano eruption were provided S&T-based assistance through the project which aims to assess the livelihood damages and aid the internally displaced population (IDP) in Batangas province due to the January 2020 Taal Volcano eruption. The project is being implemented in the municipalities of Talisay, Laurel, Agoncillo, San Nicolas and Balete. Livelihood trainings on urban gardening and smoked bangus/tilapia as source of extra income for the IPDs were also conducted to ensure food safety and security amidst calamities.