The erupting Taal volcano on the main island of the Philippines has caused indescribable chaos, with almost half a million people ordered to evacuate the surrounding area. Since tons of ash from the volcano destroyed houses and infrastructure, killing crops and livestock that residents depended on, thousands of people, soon to become hundreds of thousands, have been forced into evacuation centers that are struggling to provide basic necessities.

Although the situation looks bleak at the makeshift shelters where evacuees are staying, people are striving to pass the time and make each other smile by dressing up in the strangest clothes they’ve received as donations. In the rush to get supplies to victims of the disaster, people have been tossing everything from party dresses to work uniforms into donation boxes.

While not all of these stranger donated items will go far to help people get back on their feet, they’re at least providing a bit of entertainment to the people stuck in the shelters.

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Jacquelyn AlSarraj
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10 months ago

Red dress looks like a natural, he poses better than I can!

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Iggy
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10 months ago

The boots! :-D

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Lyop
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10 months ago

Hahahaha! Go big or go home is what I say...

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Organizations assisting the evacuation are not pleased with the clothing selection at evacuation centers, according to local news. The Citizens’ Disaster Response Center urged people to “treat the survivors with dignity” by donating clothes that could still be used. While the statement could have been in response to the pictures arising from the evacuation centers, they added that many of the donated articles of clothing were torn or otherwise unusable.

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C
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10 months ago

lmao!!!!

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Kjorn
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10 months ago

who donated that?

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Black Rose
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10 months ago

Lols.. We Filipinos always look at the brighter side. Every year we always face typhoons, flooding, earth quake or volcano eruptions etc. But one thing were always been proud of, We always find Hope and Happiness in every situation which motivate us to stand up and start again no matter how bad the situation is. Life goes go on.. might as well do it with smile =)

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While the Philippine Institute Of Volcanology say they will lower alerts if the volcano has calmed down within a two-week observation period following the ash eruptions that began on January 12, they’re not confident that this is the end. Volcanologists say they have observed magma close to the surface of the volcano, meaning that a more violent eruption could still be on the way and it’s not yet time to start trying to salvage the ash-covered settlements that residents left behind.

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jo_shortland
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10 months ago

Awwww

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Kiss Army
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10 months ago

Max Klinger!

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N G
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10 months ago

Siamese mermaids?

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反社会的
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10 months ago

honestly the guy in the red dress really pulls it off.

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Kevin Donegan
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10 months ago

The leopard print jump suit with fur cuffs is a keeper! Wow!

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Carol Emory
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10 months ago

Actually..he looks quite slick!!

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All & Some
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10 months ago

that is actually a lovely blouse. Maybe not quite his style, but still...

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Andrew Gibb
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10 months ago

Double sleeping bags for people who kick in their sleep and double bedspread?

Lisa
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10 months ago

People making fun of this but somewhere out there is someone who wore these and donated in hopes that someone large might need them.

Don Golosso
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10 months ago

It's disturbing that there are people out there in need of such a large pair of pants and t-shirt.

Thomas Es Thomas
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10 months ago

Size 5x next to a person who wears small. Filipino people are small compared to Americans.

N G
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10 months ago

I always wondered where my old pants went

miten sasmita
Community Member
10 months ago

It would be a good sheet

*Clears throat*
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9 months ago

Ah so that is were troom troom gets the idea we can fit in one side a pant leg and not get stuck

Cheryle Fuller
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10 months ago

guess they don't have any morbidly obese in the phillipines?

Jessica
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10 months ago

I want that shirt so I can feel smol

Stannous Flouride
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10 months ago

Some diet supplement company will pay good money for these for one of their bogus 'before and after' ads.

Colleen Coughlin
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10 months ago

So nice of Donald Trump to donate to the cause...

Monika Soffronow
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10 months ago

Pyjamas for Sumo wrestlers?

Noel Bovae
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10 months ago

Must've been donated from America.

So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish
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10 months ago

I'm worried by the fact that there is someone who actually fit these

Luna Zen
Community Member
10 months ago

this looks like a real and thoughtful donation being mocked. not cool

Bean59
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10 months ago

oversized sksksks

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
10 months ago

You could make a few outfits out of that for several people. Your gonna need some sewing skills for that.

A Jones
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10 months ago

It doubles as a blanket. :D

Kjorn
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10 months ago

Jared old pants

Daniel Lewis
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10 months ago

Obviously from the USA

Panda Panda
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10 months ago

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No fat people in the Philippines? Good to know.....

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Kevin Donegan
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10 months ago

All you need is a cowboy and you have the village people!

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Marleen
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10 months ago

I am so glad they didn't lose their sense of humor!

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Sara Marie
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10 months ago

Haha -almost missed where this kids hand is!!

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Kevin Donegan
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10 months ago

Not bad! Cool dress.

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Lingon
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10 months ago

That looks cosy. All that's needed is a cup of hot chocolate and then cuddling up to the soothing sounds of a fire spewing volcano.

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Francis
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10 months ago

Sexy!! :D

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N G
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10 months ago

He looks too happy

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tuzdayschild
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10 months ago

Looks pretty good

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Andrew Gibb
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10 months ago

Nice to see that Twiggy helps others.

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Kristi S.
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10 months ago

The guy on the right looks like David Carradine...

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Becky Moore
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10 months ago

Did a priest donate that?!

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Hermione Granger
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10 months ago

2nd use for a quilt.

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Becky Moore
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10 months ago

Is that a school uniform for a giant?!!

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Becky Moore
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10 months ago

Old McDonald's uniforms? The fast food place not the farmer :P

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All & Some
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10 months ago

Alittle Shorter and it could be a Phillipine kilt.

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Hermione Granger
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10 months ago

He is rocking the skirt.

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