PCG rescues Peta members trapped on Taal Volcano Island

/ 09:42 PM January 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued Wednesday members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), who were trapped on Taal Volcano Island after trying to rescue abandoned animals in the danger zone.

According to the PCG, the Peta members were left on the island because of miscommunication with their boat captain.


Meanwhile, the rescued animals are now kept safe in the nearest evacuation center where they are provided with food and water.

More than 40,000 locals from Batangas and Cavite have been evacuated after Taal volcano, the second most active in the country, spewed giant ash column on Sunday afternoon, sending a blanket of ash to nearby provinces which also reached Metro Manila.

Taal volcano is currently under Alert Level 4, which means that a violent eruption may happen within hours or days.

Batangas and Cavite are already placed under a state of calamity as ash and magma continue to gush from the Taal Volcano.

Inquirer calls for support for the victims of Taal volcano eruption
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent eruption of Taal volcano.
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.
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