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35,000 animals near Mayon Volcano evacuated

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A photo of Mayon Volcano captured at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, shows lava cascading from its crater, as viewed from Barangay Rawis, Legazpi City. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised alert level three over the volcano, after observing a “noticeable escalation of unrest recorded by the Mayon Volcano monitoring network.” 
INQUIRER PHOTO/MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

In anticipation of the impending eruption, the Albay government evacuated livestock and pets from the six-kilometer danger zone of Mayon Volcano on Saturday, a radio report said.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOH raises code white alert

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The Department of Health (DOH) has raised code white alert in hospitals and medical facilities in Albay, warning residents in the province about health hazards as Mt. Mayon continues to send lava flow down its slopes.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Albay folk facing double trouble: eruption, rains

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BUSINESS AS USUAL Life goes on for residents of Barangay Mabinit, Legazpi City, which is
in danger of pyroclastic flow with the raising of Mayon Volcano’s alert level to 3. Mabinit has
been identified as one of the villages belonging to the 8- to 10-kilometer extended danger
zone in the city. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Residents of Albay province living near Mayon Volcano are facing a double whammy—the threat of a major eruption and rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) and enhanced by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Gentle eruption’ rocks Mayon

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More than 30,000 people fled their homes on Wednesday as Mayon Volcano continued to send huge lava fragments down its slopes in what volcanologists called “gentle eruption.”

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bishop urges Albay folk to pray ‘Oratio Imperata’ for deliverance

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The bishop of the Diocese of Legazpi City urged Catholics on Wednesday to recite in churches the “Oratio Imperata” (mandatory prayer) for deliverance from calamities as the Mayon Volcano vomited lava, sending thousands of residents fleeing their homes.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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