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The public is reminded that entry to the Taal Volcano Island is strictly prohibited.
The alert on Taal Volcano was raised one notch higher to Level 2, indicating "increasing unrest," Phivolcs said Tuesday, March 9, 2021.The increased alert level means that "there is probable magmatic activity that may or may not lead to an eruption." Evacuation, however, is not yet
Nature continues to take its course.
Hope sprouts again on Taal nearly five months after the volcano’s phreatic eruption blanketed Batangas and nearby provinces in sheets of ash.A report by GMA News yesterday featured photos taken by John Carlo Avelida who was in Tagaytay just days ago for
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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
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
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
It's always good to be prepared!
Volcanoes are erupting. There's a tsunami warning out. Metro Manila floods after just a few hours of rain. We're not doomsday preppers, but we also want to be prepared. Life is unpredictable, but survival doesn't have to be. Make sure that your
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
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
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 volcanoes.usgs.gov: "Its sharp, crystalline structure causes it to scratch and abrade surfaces when it is removed
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
Courtesy of Japan's Himawari-8 satellite!
On January 12, Taal Volcano violently awoke after 43 years of peaceful slumber, scattering (literal) tons of ash across Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, and even as far as parts of Rizal. The people of Luzon are still recovering from the aftermath
She really is a superhero!
Not all superheroes wear capes, and Angel Locsin is definitely one of them! The actress, who was hailed as one of Forbes Asia's "Heroes of Philanthropy" last December, was just snapped packing donation boxes during relief operations for Taal Volcano victims. Based
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
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
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
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
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On January 12 at around 1.p.m., Taal Volcano erupted in a phreatic explosion, a.k.a. a steam-driven explosion. By 7:30 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released an advisory raising the alarm to Alert Level 4, meaning a "hazardous explosive 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
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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