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Palace calls for vigilance amid Taal Volcano unrest

By Azer Parrocha  (Courtesy of Phivolcs) MANILA – Malacañang on Sunday urged residents near the vicinity of Taal Volcano to remain vigilant after its latest activity triggered Alert Level 3 status. In a press statement, acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said the executive department is “closely monitoring” the situation in areas near Taal Volcano. “We urge … Continue reading

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Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 3

FORCED OUT. Residents of Agoncillo, Batangas begin leaving their homes on Saturday (March 26, 2022) as Taal Volcano showed increasing unrest and was placed on Alert Level 3. Agoncillo was one of the hardest-hit towns after the January 2020 eruption. (Photo courtesy of Magandang Agoncillo Batangas Facebook) MANILA (PNA) – The Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest) still prevails … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas, nearby areas

The quake’s epicenter in Calatagan, Batangas (Phivolcs image) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A magnitude 6.3 quake jolted Batangas and nearby areas, including Metro Manila on Friday morning. In its Earthquake Information bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake’s epicenter is in Calatagan, Batangas. It is tectonic in origin and has a … Continue reading

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Taal volcanic quakes slightly up in past 24 hours

Taal volcanic quakes slightly up in past 24 hours By Ma. Cristina Arayata  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — There were 45 volcanic earthquakes recorded in Taal for the past 24 hours, a little more than the 32 volcanic quakes recorded the previous day, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Tuesday. “(The 45 volcanic … Continue reading

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Nature-inspired adventure tourism opens in Batangas

Nature-inspired adventure tourism opens in Batangas By Saul Pa-a NASUGBU, Batangas (Philippines News Agency) — A new, adventure-filled, and nature-inspired tree top experience now beckons tourists and vacationers at the lush centuries-old Batulao forest here as part of their summer travel goals. Nestled at the 170-hectare Chateau Royale Hotel Resort and Spa in Batulao village, … Continue reading

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German firm to put up state-of-the-art plasterboard, other building solutions factory in Batangas

German firm to put up state-of-the-art plasterboard, other building solutions factory in Batangas By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Knauf Gypsum Philippines, Inc. breaks ground Tuesday its plasterboard and other building solutions plant within the Calaca Seaport in Batangas. Knauf Gypsum Philippines will put up the manufacturing facility in a six-hectare property … Continue reading