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Slow magma movement shows ‘lessening’ of Mayon’s activity—Phivolcs

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

The extrusion of magma by Mayon Volcano has slowed down as shown by the past 24-hour observation of the volcano, which indicates a “lessening of its activity,” a volcanologist here said Friday.

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

Where tourists can view glowing lava


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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FATAL ATTRACTION  Tourists love to see the lava flow. “It’s dramatic, like a fireworks show,” says an all-terrain vehicle tour operator near Mayon Volcano, here photographed  at Ligñon Hill, Barangay Bogtong, Legazpi City, on Tuesday. Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has declared a state of calamity in the province.  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 »

2 British tourists found dead on Thai beach

crime scene

Police say the bodies of two British tourists were found naked with gruesome head wounds on a beach at a popular island in southern Thailand.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rising again, Bohol shows how

THE MUNICIPALITY of Anda in Bohol province boasts  a white-sand beach, which can give Boracay Island in Aklan province a run for its money. PHOTOS BY CARMEL LOISE MATUS

Bohol province was brought to its knees on Oct. 15, 2013, by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 200 people and destroyed several structures, hurting its tourism industry.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »