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Here's How Fitness Junkies Can Donate to Taal Relief Efforts

Calling all our yoga gals.
Yoga-obsessed? Then you'd know that a Manduka mat is a total must-have. Designed by yogis and trusted by instructors worldwide, the brand creates sustainable, high-performance yoga mats, towels, bags, props, and workout apparel.Now it's time you extended that inner peace to those

Here's What You Should Do If Your Wedding Is Currently Set in Tagaytay

It's greatly encouraged that you relocate your nuptials.
A month after its phreatic eruption devastated Batangas, the Taal Volcano remains on Alert Level 3 as per an official post by PHIVOLCS last Sunday, February 9. Given that it's a prime spot for scenic destination weddings, couples with nuptials around the

The Most Destructive Volcanic Eruptions in Philippine History

But the most destructive volcanic eruptions in the Philippines could come from those that have no record of eruptions.
Situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is no stranger to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In fact, there are at least five deities in Philippine mythology that were said to cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, meaning our ancestors had dealt

Taal City's Historical Artifacts Have Successfully Been Saved

Including artworks by Fernando Amorsolo.
Stories of evacuees being saved from the Taal Volcano's recent eruption have filled the news. Aside from our fellow Filipinos, however, another thing in danger is Taal City's many historical artifacts. From jewelry to paintings and other artworks, the city is rich

Taal Evacuees Show Off the Funniest Clothing Donations They've Received

Filipino humor really is the best!
Apart from our prized bayanihan culture, Filipinos are known for displaying resiliency amid tragedies and natural calamities. As the relief efforts continue to pour in for the displaced Batangas residents who were forced to flee their homes, the Taal evacuees are able to make

Binan City Has Turned Volcanic Ash From Taal Volcano Into Bricks

The brick produced from the ash will be used for constructing facilities in the city.
The volcanic activity and ashfall from Taal Volcano have led to forced evacuations, flight cancellations, ruined crops, and more. From citizens handing out free masks to local businesses offering free food and goods, the whole thing has also shown us how resourceful

How to Remove Ash From Clothes

Cleanup is a must.
So you've survived a day of ashfall in Metro Manila. Now, you have to contend with the cleanup because ash is not like everyday dirt. According to "Its sharp, crystalline structure causes it to scratch and abrade surfaces when it is removed

PHIVOLCS Expects More Activity From Taal; Here's Why

Cracks have been spotted all over Batangas.
Despite a seeming slowdown of activity from Taal Volcano's main crater, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has warned people to stay vigilant. Fissures, or simply put, cracks in the ground, have been spotted all over the province of Batangas, while

The Taal Volcano Eruption Has Hit Batangas Coffee Farms Hard

Ashfall has affected around 752 hectares of land, according to the Department of Agriculture.
The ashfall from Taal Volcano's phreatic eruption has done more damage than you think. According to initial reports by the Department of Agriculture, 752 hectares of agricultural land in Cuence, Lemery, and Taal in Batangas have been affected, with coffee farms experiencing

This Couple Had to Let Go of Their Dream Wedding Due to the Taal Volcano Eruption

They still managed to push through with their wedding plans even after their suppliers had to cancel on them.
As disaster hit the country Sunday night, so did the wedding plans of Patrick Feliciano and Maricar Gertes. While a few couples were lucky enough to have been able to still exchange vows decked in their ivory gowns and sharp suits during Taal

These Celebrities Witnessed Taal Volcano's Eruption Firsthand

Among them was Piolo Pascual who was in Batangas celebrating his birthday on a yacht.
When the Taal Volcano erupted last Sunday, January 12, Filipinos all over the country were quick to send help in whatever form, be it through donations, volunteer work, or information dissemination, and this bayanihan spirit was also strong among celebrities. Stars like Angel

This is How You Can Help the Animals Near Taal Volcano

They're in need of rescuing, too.
With thousands of displaced residents following the "phreatic explosion" of Taal Volcano on January 12, a number of pet cats and dogs and farm animals have also been affected by this calamity. It is unfortunate that some pets were left behind during

In a Nutshell: What You Need to Know About the Taal Volcano Eruption

What exactly does "Alert level 4" mean?
All eyes are on the current severe unrest of Taal Volcano, with the main crater spewing a lava fountain at 3:20 a.m. on January 13. Resulting ashfall has reached Metro Manila, along with the areas of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan, according to an update by

Here's How to Keep Your Skin and Eyes Protected from Ashfall

Avoid irritation using these tips!
On January 12, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) placed Taal Volcano, which is about 50 kilometers away from Manila, on Alert Level 4 because of its phreatic eruption. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) defines phreatic eruption as "steam-driven

You Have the Legal Right to Refuse to Work in Times of Emergency

If you feel that it's dangerous for you to travel, stay home.
The National Wages and Productivity Commission, an agency under the Department of Labor and Employment, has recently posted on Facebook about "workers' right to refuse unsafe work."Citing Republic Act No. 11058, or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards

You Have to See These Photos That Capture the Ongoing Taal Volcano Eruption

In photos: the progression of the ongoing, historic eruption and its effects.
Batangas has just declared a state of calamity given the Taal Volcano's increasing unrest. According to CNN, over 16,400 people have sought shelter in evacuation areas. Numerous reports have also showed neighborhoods in Batangas that are now covered in thick ash, while