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Mayon still active, says Phivolcs exec

ALBAY townsfolk wait in evacuation centers as volcanologists study Mayon’s situation. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA / Inquirer Southern Luzon

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Sunday that if Mayon Volcano’s activity continuously decreases and deflates in two weeks, then the alert level will be lowered.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mayon lava dome swells, seen threat to Albay folk


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned the public about the dangers posed by the huge lava dome, or pile of lava, that had formed at the crater of Mayon Volcano even if there is no big eruption.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Volcanic activities slow down on Mt. Mayon; eruption threat stays

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—Volcanic activities have slowed down on Mt. Mayon but the possibility of a hazardous eruption remained, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).   Despite earlier fears that Tropical Storm “Mario” would loosen lahar flow from the volcano, an official from the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (Apsemo) […]

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mayon Volcano alert raised

A boy pushes his bike along a rice field while admiring the enchanting Mayon Volcano on his way home to Barangay Lidong, Sto. Domingo town, Albay province. Albay authorities are considering banning mountain climbers from the area after volcanologists raised the state of alert around the volcano from normal to level 1. With Albay under “Gorio” storm signal No. 2 on Sunday, Phivolcs has issued a lahar-slide warning.  AL BENAVENTE/CONTRIBUTOR FILE PHOTO

The alert level over Mayon Volcano has been raised to 2 from 1, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Friday.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Earthquake damages 2 schools in Southern Leyte


At least two school buildings in Hinundayan town, Southern Leyte province, will have to be condemned after these were badly damaged when a strong earthquake shook the municipality and parts of the province on Friday.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »