Alert on Taal Volcano down to level 1

We interrupt your daily COVID-19 news feed for a spot of good news: state seismologists today lowered Taal Volcano’s alert to level 1. More than two months after the volcano’s eruption, and after some four weeks at alert level 2 (indicating decreased unrest), the Philippine Institute of  Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has lowered Taal’s alert ...

Sizzling heat in the days ahead, state weather bureau forecasts

Sizzling heat in the days ahead, state weather bureau forecasts

Anyone out there feeling the sticky humidity and sweltering heat lately? Well, it’s not just you. After recording a blistering 35-degree air temperature (with a 39-degree...

Schools begin to reopen in Tagaytay as Taal’s fury subsides

Schools begin to reopen in Tagaytay as Taal’s fury subsides

Nineteen schools have reopened in two villages in Tagaytay as state volcanologists today reported that Taal has quieted down.  Two weeks after the restive volcano first erupted,...

‘He was wearing slippers’: State volcanologists alarmed by dangerous stunt in viral vlog

‘He was wearing slippers’: State volcanologists alarmed by dangerous stunt in viral vlog

We thought this would have gone without saying, but apparently not, so here goes: Can everyone just stay away from the active volcano, please? The Philippine Institute of...

‘When we went back on the road, we realized that was a mistake’: Photog recounts group’s escape from Taal eruption

‘When we went back on the road, we realized that was a mistake’: Photog recounts group’s escape from Taal eruption

Picture this: you and six other people are heading to Tagaytay to do a pre-wedding photo shoot on a Sunday morning. It’s meant to be a sunny day-trip to the tourist town...

‘Hazardous explosion possible’: Alert level 4 still in effect after Taal Volcano blankets Luzon towns in ash

‘Hazardous explosion possible’: Alert level 4 still in effect after Taal Volcano blankets Luzon towns in ash

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) announced this morning that an alert level 4 remains over Taal Volcano, the underwater volcano in Batangas...

Death toll of Christmas typhoon climbs to 28

Death toll of Christmas typhoon climbs to 28

Twenty-eight people have been confirmed killed by Typhoon Phanfone (local name Ursula) since it made landfall in Eastern Samar on Christmas Eve, while 12 people still remain...

3-year-old boy among 9 killed by Christmas typhoon as it pummels Visayas islands

3-year-old boy among 9 killed by Christmas typhoon as it pummels Visayas islands

A 3-year-old boy was among at least nine people killed after Typhoon Phanfone (local name Ursula) made landfall in Eastern Samar on Christmas Eve, while several people remain...

Child among four killed, dozens injured as 6.9-magnitude quake jolts Davao

Child among four killed, dozens injured as 6.9-magnitude quake jolts Davao

A 6-year-old girl was among at least four people killed, while several dozen were injured as a strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Davao del Sur and parts of Mindanao on Sunday...

‘When I stopped the earthquake, they got angry’ : Pastor Quiboloy explains why he didn’t stop Typhoon Kammuri

‘When I stopped the earthquake, they got angry’ : Pastor Quiboloy explains why he didn’t stop Typhoon Kammuri

Kingdom of Jesus church founder and controversial televangelist Apollo Quiboloy yesterday revealed that he didn’t stop Typhoon Kammuri from pummeling the country this week...


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