Bohol quake triggers a phenomenon: Land rising from bottom of the sea

The strip of undeveloped dry land by the sea may not interest buyers of beachfront property in Bohol province, one of the Philippines’ top tourist destinations known for its sandy shores and other natural wonders. Nearly all of the strip’s 137 hectares on the edges of two towns seem riveted […]

5 volcanic quakes recorded at Taal Volcano in past 24 hours

Taal Volcano recorded five volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, but state volcanologists said there is nothing to worry about for now. The post 5 volcanic quakes recorded at Taal Volcano in past 24 hours appeared first on Inquirer News.

Phivolcs denies raising Taal alert level

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology denied reports spreading around communities in Batangas and in social media that the alert status over Taal volcano had been raised to the level of critical. The post Phivolcs denies raising Taal alert level appeared first on Inquirer News.

Mayon, Taal volcanoes on alert level 1

The Mayon and Taal volcanoes were on Alert Level 1 Monday as volcanic earthquakes were detected in the last 24 hours, although no eruption was imminent, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The post Mayon, Taal volcanoes on alert level 1 appeared first on Inquirer News.

DENR padlocks Korean-owned restaurant in Taal Lake

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday closed down a P5-million floating restaurant in Taal Lake owned by a Korean firm for its failure to build a waste disposal system. The post DENR padlocks Korean-owned restaurant in Taal Lake appeared first on Inquirer News.

Poor Batangas town also wants to lure Taal tourists

Businessmen wishing to cash in on Taal Volcano’s tourism market are asking the local government to put pressure on a tollway operator to rush a project to open a road exit to Balete town in this province. The post Poor Batangas town also wants to lure Taal tourists appeared first […]

‘Cavite has money but Batangas has beauty’

This ought to comfort beleaguered Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto: “Cavite has the money but Batangas has the beauty.” The post ‘Cavite has money but Batangas has beauty’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

Eruption of ridicule greets Batangas signage plan

It triggered an eruption of ridicule. A plan to erect giant letters on Taal Volcano Island similar to the iconic “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles, California, drew lava-hot criticism and Internet spoofs on Thursday, mostly directed at its proponent, the award-winning actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. Netizens with PhotoShop […]

Phivolcs: Batangas sign poses no risk

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is posing no objection to the Batangas government’s controversial plan to install a Hollywood-like sign on Taal Volcano Island. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said having such a sign would not run counter to the agency’s ban on permanent structures on the island. […]