Taal folk ready to leave Volcano Island for good

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/16/2020

  TALISAY, Batangas, Philippines — Once Taal Volcano has calmed down, residents of Volcano Island say they will accept the “painful” reality of leaving their communities for good. According to islanders interviewed by the Inquirer, they are…

PBA commissioner vows to ask help for Taal Volcano eruption victims

Musong Castillo 01/15/2020

Willie Marcial, the PBA commissioner who is a native of Batangas City, will do the rounds with representatives of all the league’s team owners on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, to ask for help for those affected by…

Archdiocese of Cebu releases Oratio Imperata for Taal Volcano eruption

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has released an oratio imperata or mandatory prayer for the victims of the eruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas in Luzon. The Oratio Imperata was released on January…

Cebu City to extend help to victims affected by Taal’s unrest

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu City Government has expressed willingness to extend help to the victims from different provinces in Southern Luzon displaced due to the recent eruption of Taal volcano in Batangas. In a press conference on…

Taal volcano ashfall have little to zero chance of reaching Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There is little to zero chance of Cebu experiencing ashfall and being blanketed by other harmful particles spewed by Taal volcano. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa –…

Nohara tells Taal affected families: Pray to the Sto. Niño

Rosalie Abatayo 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Strengthen your faith in Señor Sto. Niño. This was the call of Rev. Fr. Pacifico Nohara Jr., rector of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, to residents of the various towns in Luzon…

Phivolcs: Taal Volcano still restive; steady lava fountaining ‘most likely’

Krissy Aguilar 01/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Lava fountaining would “most likely” continue as Taal Volcano remains restive, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Monday. “Meron pong patuloy na activity. Tuloy-tuloy ‘yung activity ng Taal. May lumalabas at…

Cebu safe from hazardous effects of Taal eruption

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/13/2020

CEBU City, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Central Visayas (Phivolcs -7) assured Cebuanos that the island is safe from the hazardous effects brought by the eruption of Taal volcano.  Robinson Giorgio, Phivolcs…

More Cebu-Manila-Cebu flights cancelled due to Taal eruption

Morexette Marie Erram 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The country’s three major airline companies cancelled additional flights as the suspension of runway operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City, Metro Manila has not been lifted yet due…

Taal Volcano now on Alert Level 4: ‘Hazardous eruption imminent’

Renzo Acosta - Inquirer.net 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the Alert Level 4 over Taal Volcano just hours after it spewed ash. Alert Level 4 means that “hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours…

Taal volcano spews ashes in phreatic eruption

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines (Updated) — Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) said the Taal Volcano is spewing ashes in a phreatic eruption on Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2020, due to hydro-thermal activities. Phivolcs Undersecretary Renato Solidum confirmed…

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