Batangas placed under state of calamity

Published January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Marjaleen Ramos

The entire province of Batangas has been placed under state of calamity on Monday due to the eruption of Taal Volcano.

Residents of Talisay,  Batangas wait a military to evacuate on safer ground a day after the Taal Volcano erupted.(photo by ali vicoy)
Residents of Talisay, Batangas wait a military to evacuate on safer ground a day after the Taal Volcano erupted.(photo by ali vicoy)

The declaration was adopted in a special session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Batangas chaired by Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste.

Leviste said the declaration would allow the local government to tap emergency funds which can be used to assist residents affected by the volcano’s unrest.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Alert Level 4 remains hoisted over Taal Volcano, Monday, warning about a possible hazardous explosive eruption within hours or days.

Residents within the 14-kilometer radius of the volcano were already advised to evacuate due to the “high risk to pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.”

 
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