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He based the paintings from photographs he took of the eruption.
Michael Sagaran was at work at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City when plumes of smoke started spewing out of Taal Volcano on January 12. The hotel is situated right on the ridge and has a direct view of the volcano and ...
 
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It looks more like the surface of the Moon than that of earth.
PHIVOLCS has officially lowered Taal Volcano's status from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1. The new level still asserts that entry to Taal remains strictly prohibited while also warning of possible explosions, earthquakes, and minor ashfall.It's a welcome change months after the volcano's ...
 
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Face masks seem to be a trend for 2020.
No one told us the face mask was going to be a theme for ushering in 2020. Taal volcano’s ashes still choke a number of heavily affected towns in Batangas, and with many families unable to return yet to their homes, the ...
 
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With the bans lifted, residents can now return to their homes. But the damage is already done.
After two weeks of restless anticipation for Taal Volcano’s next move, PHIVOLCS lowered Taal’s alert status to Level 3 on January 24. With the alert level lowered, meaning Taal is no longer at risk of a violent eruption, the lockdown on most ...
 
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What was once a florid community has turned into a colorless landscape with buried houses, burnt trees, and lost dogs.
For most, Taal Volcano’s eruption on January 12 arrived in the form of relentless dust, but its real effects are much more disastrous. In this series of images by photojournalist Jilson Tiu, the life and loss of people in the danger zone ...
 
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Taal Volcano is not yet finished with its business.
At 5:11 a.m. on Friday, Taal Volcano had spewed the most amount of ash since its initial eruption on January 12, PHIVOLCS said in a statement.The new activity is proof that Taal is not yet finished with its business and currently poses ...
 
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These are questions that keep the evacuees up at night.
It’s been more than a week since 50,000+ people were evacuated from their homes after the Taal Volcano eruption on January 12. The thousands of Batangueno evacuees are now being temporarily housed in schools, courts, and churches across CALABARZON, igniting the bayanihan ...
 
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It could very well be one of the world's largest volcanoes.
Generations of Filipinos have been misled by postcards, textbooks, and geography curriculum that propagated the idea that the smallest volcano can be found in the Philippines, and it is called Taal Volcano. Most of these show Binintiang Malaki, one of the volcano’s ...
 
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Here's how you can stay safe and help out.
It has been more than a week since the Taal Volcano first erupted on Sunday, January 12. Alert Level 4 is still raised over the area, while the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has advised everyone within a 14-kilometer radius of the main crater to evacuate.If ...
 
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From the archives.
At 2 a.m. on September 28, 1965, Taal Volcano erupted to the shock of the inhabitants of Taal Island and its surrounding areas. People rushed to escape the eruption, and an estimated 200 civilians were declared either missing or dead.To understand the ...
 
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A leisurely Sunday drive quickly turned into an unexpected adventure.
It started out innocently enough: you get a nice car for the weekend, you take it up to Tagaytay. I’ve done it so many times it’s practically a no-brainer. So on that Sunday afternoon, after a nice long lunch at City of ...
 
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Tourists escape crater lake minutes before its eruption as seen in this gripping footage.
A group of tourists were happily viewing Taal’s crater lake when someone spotted steam spewing out of the ground near the lake’s shore. As tourists, they thought this was part of the attraction, but the mood changed when their tour guide became ...
 
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This, despite recently suffering from oversupply and frostbite.
Benguet's farmers were recently hit with several problems such as oversupply and crop frostbite, but that hasn't stopped them from helping victims of Taal Volcano's eruption. More than 40,000 people have now left their homes in search of shelter amid the continued eruption of ...
 
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The best of both worlds.
Tattoo shops and tattoo artists across Manila, Cavite, and Batangas are stepping up and doing their part for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. For a free tattoo of your choice, you can donate food, clothes, hygiene products, and water to ...
 
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How the best of us are overshadowing the worst.
In the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption on January 12, 2020, something else is emerging from the ashes: A society unfamiliar and unrecognizable, but not necessarily worse. In these dark days, the best of Philippine society has managed to overshadow the ...
 
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Don't treat relief efforts as a way to get rid of stuff you can't sell at a garage sale.
The Taal Volcano eruption on January 12 has displaced thousands of families, with at least 30,000 people fleeing to evacuation sites in Cavite and Batangas. Below is a list of what to donate and what not to donate and how to send ...
 
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Courtesy of Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite.
On January 12, Taal Volcano violently awoke after 43 years of peaceful slumber, scattering (literal) tons of ash across Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, and even as far as parts of Rizal. The people of Luzon are still recovering from the aftermath ...
 
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Ashfall has affected around 752 hectares of land.
The ashfall from Taal Volcano's phreatic eruption has done more damage than you think. According to initial reports by the Department of Agriculture, 752 hectares of agricultural land in Cuence, Lemery, and Taal in Batangas have been affected, with coffee farms experiencing ...
 
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Residents were sent into a frenzy after ashfall reached parts of the metro.
Following the eruption of the Taal volcano on Sunday afternoon, ashfall spread to neighboring areas including Metro Manila, sending residents into a frenzy in buying dust masks and N95 masks for protection. However, reports of hoarding and overpricing soon followed, prompting the ...
 
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It details four volcanoes on Taal Lake erupting simultaneously.
Many people regard Taal Lake as serene and peaceful, often visited as a calm respite from the busy city life. But what they don’t realize it that it’s a sleeping monster.Unknown to many, the entire Taal Lake is one giant caldera (meaning ...
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