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The capital of Batangas was once Taal. Then 1754 happened

Fearing for their lives, the surviving population came to abandon Taal which was compared to the biblical destruction of Sodom......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 15th, 2020

It turns out, not everyone needs face mask after Taal Volcano ashfall

MANILA, Philippines – A scientist from the University of the Philippines (UP) said consumers in Metro Manila might have unnecessarily panicked over the need for N95 masks after the Taal Volcano in Batangas started to  spew ash  on Sunday, January 12.  Despite the ashfall that spread from Batangas  to Calabarzon, the National Capital Region, the provinces of Tarlac ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Taal Volcano downgraded to Alert Level 3, but threat not over

MANILA, Philippines – Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas was downgraded from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on Sunday morning, January 26, two weeks into its restive period. Alert Level 3 means there is now a "decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption." But the Philippine Institute of Volcanology ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

LIST: Batangas towns, cities where lockdowns are lifted as Taal down to Alert Level 3

MANILA, Philippines – With the downgrading of Taal Volcano's status to Alert Level 3 , marking a "decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption," the Batangas provincial government lifted lockdowns it earlier imposed on 12 cities and municipalities, or on their portions that lie within the volcano's danger zone. Residents of these places are now given ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Taal spews 409 more tons of Sulfur Dioxide

Taal Volcano in Batangas spewed plumes of white smoke on Saturday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News10 hr. 54 min. ago

House session near Taal a foolish political stunt

How we wish that we could simply laugh at the political stunt pulled off by the House of Representatives, which convened a session in Batangas City in relative proximity to the smoldering Taal Volcano. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano justified the out-of-town session, saying it was a symbolic gesture of compassion for the victims of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News12 hr. 41 min. ago

Taal deaths hit 15; sulfur dioxide emissions increase

Since the eruption of Taal Volcano last Jan. 12, fifteen evacuees in Batangas province have died in separate incidents due to various circumstances, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 28 min. ago

BARMM sends help to Taal victims

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) commemorated the first year anniversary of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the enabling law that created BARMM, by sending relief goods to victims of the Taal volcano eruption in Batangas. During sendoff ceremonies on Tuesday, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News22 hr. 40 min. ago

Uncertainty goes on as Taal Volcano emits more steam, sulfur dioxide

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly two weeks since  Alert Level 4  was raised for  Taal Volcano  in Batangas, the period of unrest continues. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its 8 am bulletin on Saturday, January 25, that "weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes" persisted from the  main crater ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

LOOK: Eyed relocation site for Taal evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – Constructed between 2016 to 2017, Sea Breeze Residences located in Barangay Talaibon in Ibaan town in Batangas is a housing project of the National Housing Authority (NHA).  It has gone unnoticed until Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Eduardo del Rosario mentioned it as a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Santo Tomas village appeals: Take care of in-house evacuees too

BATANGAS, Philippines – A village in Santo Tomas, Batangas is not operating an evacuation center, but there are over 500 evacuees seeking shelter there for two weeks now. Cherryl Lazara, 37, evacuated from her home in Talisay on January 12, following the Taal Volcano eruption. She sought refuge from the wrath ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

St. Luke& rsquo;s sends team to Batangas

St. Luke’s Medical Center–Global City launched relief operations for the victims of Taal Volcano eruption on Jan. 18. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Batangas town mayor welcomes resettlers from Taal lockdown areas

Ibaan town mayor Joy Salvame will welcome all resettlers from lockdown areas in case the government implements a permanent relocation of people within the 14-kilometer danger zone......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

PH Red Cross calls for more volunteers amid Taal crisis

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – Philippine Red Cross officials have called for more volunteers for its Batangas operations as the Taal Volcano unrest neared its third week. “Who could have expected that 13 towns would be empty now?  I don’t think any province would be ready to react immediately to this," Philippine Red ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Perilous and uncertain times

News that the Taal Volcano is spewing thick white smoke broke as I write this. Since it erupted on Jan. 12, life has been very uncertain for people residing in areas affected in Batangas and Cavite. Alert level 4 is still raised and the volcano may erupt explosively any hour or day......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Red Cross calls for more Taal volunteers

Officials of the Philippine Red Cross appealed yesterday to Batangas residents not affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano to join volunteers to augment the ongoing relief operations for victims of the volcano......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

National protocols for animal protection during disasters needed

A man feeds a kitten by Taal Lake in Balete town, Batangas on January 17. | Photo by Dana BatnagWHEN THE Taal Volcano began spewing ash on January 12, the residents of the communities surrou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

National protocols for animal protection during disasters needed

A man feeds a kitten by Taal Lake in Balete town, Batangas on January 17. | Photo by Dana BatnagWHEN THE Taal Volcano began spewing ash on January 12, the residents of the communities surrou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

BIR suspends tax deadline in Batangas due to Taal eruption

BIR suspends tax deadline in Batangas due to Taal eruption.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Batangas ghost town eyed as relocation site for residents displaced by Taal eruption

MANILA, Philippines – A ghost town initially intended for police and military personnel in Ibaan, Batangas, is being eyed as a potential relocation site for those displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption. Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said in a media forum on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Taal survivor recalls evacuating ailing father, deaf mute daughter

BATANGAS, Philippines – Rowena Balina thought that when Taal Volcano began erupting on Sunday afternoon, January 12, it would be the end of everything for her and her family. (READ:  Taal Volcano's 2020 eruption: What we know so far ) “May makapal na usok po. Maitim sabi ko may nasusunog ata. Hindi pumutok daw ang bulkan. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020