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The Taal Volcano in Batangas, which has been spewing ash for days, appears to be calming down on Thursday, but seismologists say the danger of an eruption remained high and authorities warn evacuees not to return to their homes. REUTERS

Duterte wants more calamity-proof evacuation centers built before 2022

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has urged for the creation of a durable evacuation centers in areas vulnerable to natural disasters considering the eruption...
President Rodirgo Duterte leads the distribution of family food packs to the victims affected by the Taal Volcano eruption during his visit at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on Tuesday. Duterte warned residents not to go back to their homes as Alert Level 4 remains in the 14-km danger zone. PCOO

‘No man’s land’ | Duterte forbids human settlement in Taal

MANILA – With the Taal Volcano’s possible “explosive” eruption within days to hours, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the island volcano off limits to inhabitants.
New fissures or cracks on the ground are spotted in several towns of Batangas amid the Taal Volcano's possible hazardous explosive eruption, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. RAFFY TIMA/GMA NEWS

Fissures, road cracks near Taal signs of imminent ‘explosive eruption’ – Phivolcs

MANILA – Cracks are emerging along national roads in Batangas province caused by the earthquakes and fissures in the aftermath of the restive Taal...

‘Other allegations vs Duterte at ICC has merits’

MANILA – Other allegations against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) have their own merits and will not be affected by...

Duterte strips PNP of procurement powers to prevent ‘corruption’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte had removed the power of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to procure equipment following his discovery it...
Thick blanket of ash covers houses, cars, roads, and trees in Tagaytay City, Cavite after the eruption of the Taal Volcano over the weekend. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned the public that there is the possibility of a prolonged activity of the volcano that could reach up to seven months. S. TACLINO

Batangas under state of calamity due to Taal unrest

MANILA – The entire province of Batangas has been placed under a state of calamity following the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano.
People watch from Tagaytay as plumes of smoke and ash rise from Taal Volcano on Jan. 12. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said “hazardous explosive eruption” is still imminent in the locality. AARON FAVILA/AP/CNN.COM

PHIVOLCS warns of ‘hazardous explosive’ Taal Volcano eruption

Manila – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said “hazardous explosive eruption” is still imminent at Taal Volcano in Batangas.
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DMCI vows to pay owners of ‘quake-hit’ condo units

Manila – Malacañang welcomed the decision of DMCI President and Chief Executive Officer Isidro Consunji to compensate the homeowners of the Ecoland 4000 condominium...
Residents use plastic bags to cover themselves from ash spewed from Taal Volcano’s unrest. Mariton Bornas, personnel of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said a prolonged eruption could pose a serious challenge for the locals. EZRA ACAYAN/GETTY IMAGES/CNN.COM

‘Taal’s volcanic activity could last 7 months’

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is bracing for the possibility of a prolonged activity of the Taal Volcano, which...
Lightning streaks over Batangas as Taal Volcano continues to push up a giant ash and steam cloud on Sunday evening. Residents of towns near Taal Volcano are being taken to safer grounds, disaster officials said. Domcar Lagto, ABS-CBN News

Alert level 4 raised over Taal, volcanic tsunami possible: PHIVOLCS

MANILA — The state seismology bureau raised alert level 4 over Taal Volcano on Sunday night after the volcanic island spewed a...

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