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Tarriela welcomes AFP officials in OkSi

Occidental Mindoro Rep. Odie Tarriela has welcomed several ranking officials of the armed forces in the province. Joining Tarriela was Governor Ed Gadiano and Vice Governor Diana Tayag.

Erupting volcano sparks Philippine tourism boom

With chili-flavoured "lava ice cream" in demand and awestruck tourists packing onto viewing decks, the erupting Mayon volcano is sparking a local business boom in an impoverished region of the Philippines where tens of thousands of others…

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.