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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

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US-China trade pact, Taal eruption hurt peso, stocks

US-China trade pact, Taal eruption hurt peso, stocksBy Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Risk-off sentiment due to uncertainties of the US-China trade pact and the possible impact of the Taal Volcano eruption to Philippines’ growth and inflation rate weakened both the main equities index and the peso Thursday. Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) … Continue reading

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President Duterte satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano’s activity

PRRD satisfied with Phivolcs response on Taal Volcano’s activityBy Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the warnings issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) about Taal Volcano’s activity, Malacañang said on Thursday. Despite Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.’s call for a probe into the alleged … Continue reading

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South Korea pledges P10-M to help Pinoys affected by Taal eruption

SoKor pledges P10-M to help Pinoys affected by Taal eruption By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The South Korean government has pledged USD200,000 (approximately PHP10 million) in humanitarian assistance to Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, a state media said on Thursday. “Through the swift provision of relief goods to … Continue reading