‘Stop the jokes’: Celebrities call for sensitivity as Taal Volcano threat looms


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‘Stop the jokes’: Celebrities call for sensitivity as Taal Volcano threat looms
Crack your jokes some other time, guys

MANILA, Philippines – Several online personalities, including local celebrities, reminded the public to be sensitive and stop spreading jokes and memes online as the effects of Taal Volcano’s explosion continue to be felt in Batangas, other nearby provinces, and Metro Manila. 

The volcano, which began spewing ash Sunday, January 12. State volcanologists placed the Taal Volcano under Alert Level 4 late Sunday, warning that a “hazardous” eruption may occur “within hours to days.” Thousands have been evacuated since. 

Singer Jed Madela tweeted: “Stop posting jokes and memes about Taal. It’s not funny. Not at all.”


“Megastar” Sharon Cuneta and Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s daughter, Frankie, also reminded everyone to be sensitive. 


Bianca Gonzalez-Intal reminded everyone to fact check before sharing on social media. 


Other personalities such as Kris Aquino, Mikee Cojuangco, Dingdong Dantes, Ogie Alcasid, Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Kylie Verzosa, Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, and Isabelle Daza posted prayers, as well as reminders from the Department of Health. They also reminded people to mind their pets, especially since animals are especially vulnerable to the effects of the ashfall.











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