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Phivolcs: Taal activity subsides  but bigger blast still possible

Phivolcs: Taal activity subsides but bigger blast still possible

By ELLALYN RUIZ Although the activity of Taal Volcano has seemed to die down in the past week after its eruption last January 12, the Philippine Institute of Volcanolgy and Seismology (Phivolcs) is still looking at all possible scenarios, including a bigger eruption for the restive volcano. “Noong mga unang araw nandoon ‘yung imminent danger […]

7 dead in Agusan del Sur accident

By AARON RECUENCO Seven people, including three children aged one to five, died while three others were injured in a collision between a pickup and a tricycle in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur last Saturday. A report reaching Camp Crame, Quezon City yesterday stated that six of the fatalities were identified as tricycle driver Dionesio, 27; […]

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Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks

BINAN City, Laguna – Ash spewed by Taal Volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country’s persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters. The Taal Volcano burst into life nearly a week ago, sending towering dust columns into the sky and leaving this nearby city […]

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Taal displaces people, affects livelihoods

AMADEO, Cavite (AFP) – Decimated fish, scarred coffee plants, and vanished tourists: The Taal Volcano eruption in the has inflicted significant damage on the livelihoods of thousands and is expected to cause more. When Taal exploded to life last Sunday, it spewed towering columns of fine grey ash, which officials said destroyed crops and killed […]

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Taal calms but threat remains

By ALEXANDRIA SAN JUAN Despite weaker activities observed on Taal Volcano’s surface, volcanic tremors continued to be felt in the area, signifying a movement of magma underneath that could lead to a hazardous explosive eruption. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said steady steam emissions and infrequent weak explosions were observed in the main […]

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‘Amihan,’ cold front dominate this weekend

The northeast monsoon or “amihan” and the tail-end of a cold front will be the dominant weather systems across the country over the weekend as the low-pressure area off the Philippine Sea dissipated yesterday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the tail-end of a cold front, which is the […]

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