Tag Archives: TAAL VOLCANO

PHIVOLCS places Taal Volcano under watch

Taal Volcano emits ‘anomalously high’ S02 gas anew

MANILA – Ten days after the highest recorded volcanic sulfur dioxide (S02) emission in Taal Volcano was recorded, another “anomalously high” S02 emission has been observed, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Friday night.A total of 23,576 tonnes of… Read More

Del Rosario: DHSUD ready to provide housing units to Taal-affected folks

THE Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Wednesday said the agency is prepared to provide 950 temporary and permanent shelter units to families affected by the activity of the restive Taal Volcano.

DHSUD said the housing units, which are “readily available,” are located in Sariaya and Tiaong in Quezon province. These units are being offered by the National Housing Authority (NHA).

“The Office of Civil Defense, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, as well as the NHA, have already inspected the housing units and they can be utilized whenever the need arises,” DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario said in a news statement. READ MORE

VOLCANO UPDATE: No more eruptive activity at Taal Volcano

Phivolcs lowers status to alert level 2

 July 24, 2021,

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday night announced the lowering of Taal Volcano’s alert level status from level 3 (magmatic unrest) to level 2 (decreased unrest).”Following the phreatomagmatic eruption of the main crater on July 1, and 19 weak… Read More

VOLCANO ALERT: Forced evacuation for 13,000 Taal residents

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said almost 13,000 residents have been evacuated in Batangas province over a week marked by a phreatomagmatic eruption and continuous volcanic earthquakes at Taal Volcano.

NDRRMC said around 5,000 individuals are being served in 21 evacuation centers in the province.

Over 8,900 more or 2,499 families are reported to have fled since the eruption on July 1 but sought shelter not in evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC said about 14,000 individuals reside in the five high-risk barangays in the towns of Laurel and Agoncillo.