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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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Phivolcs records volcanic quake; maintains Alert Level 1 on Taal

By Lilybeth Ison   (PNA file photo)  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday recorded one earthquake in Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours. It said the emission of steam-laden plumes from Taal’s main crater vents was very weak and that ground deformation parameters based on continuous GPS monitoring from … 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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Taal continues weak steam emission; Alert Level 3 still up

Taal continues weak steam emission; Alert Level 3 still up By Lilybeth Ison  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday said activity in the main crater of Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours has been characterized by weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 800 … Continue reading

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DA provides temporary shelter for rescued livestock animals

DA provides temporary shelter for rescued livestock animalsBy Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set up temporary shelters for rescued livestock animals to ensure animal genetic preservation in areas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday, DA … Continue reading

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House urges speedy release of funds to aid Taal victims

House urges speedy release of funds to aid Taal victimsBy Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging the immediate release of funds for the aid, relief, resettlement, and rehabilitation of communities adversely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. During its out-of-town plenary session at … Continue reading