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‘Gentle eruption’ rocks Mayon

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FILE PHOTO: Hot glowing lava cascades down Mayon Volcano in this shot taken from Legazpi City in Albay province. Authorities have evacuated thousands of residents at the foot of the country’s most active volcano in anticipation of a possible deadly eruption within weeks, according to Phivolcs. Safe areas for viewing have been designated for tourists who are expected to come in droves like in the 2009 eruption.  AFP

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 »

Where tourists can view glowing lava

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Albay Gov. Joey Salceda believes the activity on Mayon Volcano would not affect tourism in the province despite an advisory issued by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) prohibiting activities near the volcano.

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

Mayon threatens eruption, lures tourists

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Mayon Volcano.  MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

“This will boost local tourism…. It’s like a party. People are out at night watching,” said Marti Calleja, who runs all-terrain vehicle tours near Mayon Volcano for as many as 100 tourists per week.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in ferry sinking climbs to 8

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In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, a survivor from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, is pushed on a wheelchair after arriving at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines. AP

The official death toll in Saturday’s sinking of the MV Maharlika 2 off the Surigao-Leyte channel climbed to eight as of 3:30 p.m. Monday after five more bodies were recovered by search-and-rescue teams.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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