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54,000 Mayon evacuees return home after 52 days

At least 14,520 families or 54,657 persons housed in various evacuation centers were allowed to return home Tuesday after Mayon Volcano's alert status was lowered to Alert Level 3 (decrease tendency towards hazardous eruption) by the…

Phivolcs mulls lowering Mayon alert level

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is considering lowering the alert level of Mayon volcano from 4 to 3 in the next few weeks if the volcano’s lower level of activity will continue.

Mayon simmers down but big bang still possible

Mayon Volcano's sulfur emission has lessened, but a hazardous eruption by the restless volcano is still possible, state geologists told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a health-threatening gas with a…

Duterte to visit Mayon evacuation site on Jan. 29

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive here on Monday afternoon to personally assess ongoing disaster operations following Mayon Volcano's eruption, sending 82,000 residents to various evacuation shelters in six towns and three…

Lahar flow feared amid heavy rains in Albay

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned the possible lahar flow as heavy rains are expected over the Albay province brought about by the tail-end of a cold front.