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Albay board members ask NBI to probe Mayon volcano quarrying

Oct 07, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Four cargo ships loaded with gravel and sand from Mayon Volcano leave the Santo Domingo port 4 times a week

VOLCANO GRAVEL. An old man uses a carabao to get Mayon aggregates at Barangay Banag in Daraga town. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

After months of quiet, Mayon volcano erupts again

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:30 PM

'There's no time to relax. Even if the volcano looks calm from the distance, from our instrument, the volcano is still in abnormal condition,' says Phivolcs resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta

MOUNT MAYON. This photo taken in January 2018 shows the popular Mayon volcano. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Mayon evacuees go home with happy faces

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Daisy Esplana, a mother of 3 kids, is happy to return home. 'We are grateful to the city and national government for taking care of us during our stay in evacuation camp,' Daisy says.

Daisy Esplana of Barangay Buyuan, Legazpi City, smiles along with her 3 children before going back home. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Albay officials order decampment of over 54,000 Mayon evacuees

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office orders the total decampment of Mayon evacuees from the cities of Legazpi and Ligao, and the municipalities of Sto Domingo and Bacacay

MAYON. Ed Laguerta, Phivolcs' resident volcanologist chief in Bicol, announces lowering of Mayon volcano's status from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, March 6, during a press briefing at the Apsemo hall. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Phivolcs lowers Mayon volcano status to Alert Level 3

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says it lowered Mayon's alert status to reflect the 'overall decrease in the level of unrest'

MAYON VOLCANO. This photo taken in January 2018 shows the popular Mayon Volcano. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has lowered the status of Mayon Volcano to Alert Level 3 on March 6. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

U.S. ship docks in Manila; sailors, Marines to help Mayon victims

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:50 PM

More than 2,500 sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard visit Manila 'to enhance the strong ties between the Philippines and the US'

IN MANILA. Operations Specialist Seaman Recruit Rizza Fontanares, from San Diego, uses big eyes binoculars while standing forward lookout watch during sea and anchor detail as the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives in Manila for a scheduled port visit. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes

Lagman daughter says Duterte better than ex-presidents in disaster response

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:42 PM

'For so many disaster operations we’ve been through as a mayor, this is the first time that I really feel the help of the national government when it comes to aid for displaced families of natural disasters,' Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro says

Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco City along with Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District) and other mayors from nine municipalities affected by Mayon eruption smiles as the caravan of relief goods from national government agencies arrived in Guinobatan Albay on Wednesday. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

DSWD, other agencies send one of largest food assistance to Albay

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Thirty-six trucks of food packs is expected to reach Mayon evacuees on Wednesday, February 28

Government allocates P404 million to cover 3-month stay of Mayon evacuees

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:48 PM

Tolentino says of the P404 million budget, at least P105 million is already with the provincial government of Albay, as well as with the 3 cities – including 6 municipalities – affected by the Mayon volcano eruptions.

SHELTERS. People staying in an evacuation shelter due to the eruptions of Mayon volcano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: How the church is helping families affected by Mayon Volcano

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

According to the humanitarian arm of the Catholic church, their goal is to provide opportunities for others to help those who are in need

Feeding program of the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption of Guinobatan, Albay, assisted by some student-volunteers and choir members.  Venue: Bubulusan Elementary School, Guinobatan, Albay  200 Families; 690 individuals  Photo by Angie de Silva

DSWD: Low supply of NFA rice will not affect Mayon relief ops

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Should there be shortage of National Food Authority stocks, the DSWD says it will consider purchasing commercial rice, subject to regular procurement rules

DECAMPMENT. Philippine Air Force airman carries a child as soldiers assist the decampment of Mayon evacuees outside the 8-km extended danger zone. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

DOLE allots P60M for emergency employment of Mayon evacuees

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:58 PM

The assistance will be distributed to 10,000 evacuees from 3 cities and 6 municipalities, says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

TURNOVER. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on February 8, 2018, hands over the salaries of Mayon evacuees who are beneficiaries of the government's emergency employment program. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Damage to agriculture due to Mayon now at P185 million

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The cost of damage to crops is now at P185,281,979. This is up from P94 million last January 26.

Oozing molten volcanic debris cascades over the various gullies of iconic Mount Mayon on February 5, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

MMDA, Metro Manila LGUs to send aid for Mayon evacuees in Albay

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Each Metro Manila local government unit will contribute at least P500,000 to a common fund for the evacuees. Emergency response personnel are also set for deployment.

EVACUATION. Some families and individuals affected by the Mayon volcano eruption were evacuated in Bical High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Former Mayon victims provide fresh vegetables for Mayon evacuees

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The 'Women for Progress' movement continues to tend the communal garden amid Mount Mayon's eruption, generating income and providing fresh vegetables for some of the 19,520 families housed in various evacuation camps in Albay

TARANUMAN SA BARANGAY. This food sustainability program brings smiles and purpose. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Phivolcs warns Mayon still dangerous, far from peak explosion

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

New magma is pushing to the crater, says Phivolcs' resident volcanologist in Bicol, as nearly 20,000 families remain in evacuation camps

BFP trainees from Regions 4A, 5 & 8 walk like duck as part of the Fire Basic Rescue Course (FBRC) in Ligao City, Albay. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Bicol top cop serenades Mayon evacuees

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:52 PM

'We are doing this program to at least make them happy, particularly the children,' says Chief Superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr

6 spots in Albay that are safe for sightseeing

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:35 PM

Not sure where to head now that Mayon has erupted?

CAGSAWA RUINS. Cagsawa Ruins view during normal days. Photo courtesy of Eleazar Cuela

The week in photos: January 27-February 2, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NTB scanpix AND NTB Scanpix / Heiko JUNGE / Norway OUT

Mayon's abnormal activity wanes, lowering of alert level mulled

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Philvocs however warns that in 1984, Mayon also slowed down a week before it had a major eruption

Philippine Air Force airman carries a child as soldiers assist the decampment of Mayon evacuees outside the 8-km extended danger zone. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mayon volcano and its remains in memory

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Kuya was a force of nature, a stratovolcano like Mayon if you will, with his periodic eruptions

Mount Mayon spews ash before 9 am on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Mayon victims sent home to prevent outbreaks in evacuation camps

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Office of Civil Defense is prepared should the alert level rise and force further evacuations, however

EVACUEES. A Mayon evacuee takes care of her child. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mayon evacuees to receive up to P2,900 for work in February

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Beneficiaries will be paid P290 per day for 10 days of work, depending on the need of the evacuation centers where they are staying

EVACUEES. There are about 2,113 families or 72,441 persons taking temporary shelters after Mount Mayon raised alert levels. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayanos remember 204th anniversary of Mount Mayon's deadliest eruption

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Yearly, the people of Daraga pay tribute to Mount Mayon and remember the volcano's 1814 eruption

MAYON. Rep. Joey Salceda and a host of other Albayanos commemorate the 204th anniversary of the 1814 Mayon volcano eruption. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Phivolcs investigating change in eruption appearance on Mayon

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:23 PM

Phivolcs director Renato Solidum also calls Mayon volcano 'the most interesting volcano that we have'

MAYON VOLCANO. A view of Mayon Volcano spewing plumes of smoke and ash. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Agriculture damage due to restive Mayon volcano reaches P165M

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Affected commodities include rice, corn, high value crops, and fiber crops

High school students in Guinobatan, Albay pass through a rice paddy as they run away from cascading volcanic materials from the slopes of Mayon Volcano. File photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

DSWD waives conditions for release of 4Ps fund to Mayon victims

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albay to build mega tent city for Mayon evacuees

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Bicolano businessman Elizalde Co has offered the use of his land for a tent city that can accommodate a maximum of 50,000 families, says Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara

MAYON EVACUEES. Families occupy a classroom used as temporary shelter. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mudflow threat builds with more lava, debris from Mayon

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of Mayon, where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way

POSSIBLE MUDFLOW CHANNEL. A shallow river is seen with the Mayon volcano in the background in Sto Domingo, Albay, January 30, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang turns over P75 million for Mayon evacuees

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte assigns Political Adviser Francis Tolentino, who was born in Albay, to coordinate efforts for Mayon evacuees

AID. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara receives P50 million from Malacañang through  PMS chief in Bicol Amber Mirandilla on January 31 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Fearless farmers defy Mayon's anger

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The 9-kilometer extended danger zone is not stopping farmers from tending to crops and livestock that are a crucial part of their livelihoods

IN THE DANGER ZONE. This photo taken on January 27, 2018 shows farmer Jay Balindang tending to his water buffalo under heavy rains in a rice field at the foot of the Mayon volcano in the town of Guinobatan in Albay province. Ted Aljibe/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 22-28, 2018

Jan 28, 2018 - 12:55 PM

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RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

Phivolcs warns of lahar flow from Mayon after rainfall

Jan 27, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The areas of Guinobatan, Ligao, Camalig, Daraga, Legazpi, Malilipot and Tabaco are at the most risk in the event of a lahar flow

Phivolcs official in Bicol warns disaster officials and residents of southeast quadrant of Mayon volcano to be on guard as lahar deluge might takes place in case of heavy rain due to bad weather disturbance. Typhoon Pablo is threatens to hit in Bicol on December 4 to 5 in southern portion of the region.(RHAYDZ B. BARCIA)

The week in photos: January 20-26, 2018

Jan 27, 2018 - 3:20 PM

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Italy's Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek perform during the Gala Exhibition at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow on January 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Legazpi City Domestic Airport reopens for commercial operations

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific resumes daytime flights from January 27-29 while early morning and evening flights remain cancelled

IN THE SHADOW OF MAYON. Legazpi City Domestic Airport resumes operations. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Mayon eruption destroys P94M worth of agricultural crops

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

More than 5,000 farmers are now without income, says Albay's provincial agricultural officer

DAMAGED CROPS. Volcanic materials cascade down to rice paddies in this file photo from January 22, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Authorities eye forced evacuations around restive Mayon Volcano

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Authorities say people have been leaving evacuation centers in daytime to tend to their farms and livestock inside the danger zone

DANGEROUS BEAUTY. An ash cloud shoots up from Mayon Volcano on January 24, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Mayon Volcano threats

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Mayon Volcano threats need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

DBM releases P28.26-M quick response fund for Albay

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) The internal revenue allotment of all local government units is already released, allowing the province of Albay to tap into their quick response fund

UNREST. Mayon Volcano erupts with ash and lava on January 24, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Robredo gives P2.295 M relief goods in Albay evacuation centers

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo helps distribute food packs, sacks of rice, face masks, blanekts, mats, and hygiene kits to Albay residents displaced by Mt Mayon's eruption

HELO FROM THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo visits an evacuation center in Albay to distribute relief goods to evacuees. All photos from OVP

Thousands more flee erupting Mayon Volcano

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:52 PM

More than 56,000 residents are now crammed in schools and other buildings two weeks after Mayon volcano began showing signs of unrest

MORNING WALK. A dog walks on the top of a stockpile of gravel at a quarry in Lidong, Sto. Domingo, Legaspi City, shorthly after Mayon Volcano erupted early morning January 24, 2018. Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jan 23, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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WATCH: Timelapse of Mayon Volcano spewing lava, ash

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Lava and ash shoot up from one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, Mayon, amid fears of a violent explosion

RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

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Jan 23, 2018 - 12:32 PM

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Jan 23, 2018 - 10:59 AM

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Albay expands Mayon danger zone to 9km

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) The additional buffer zone is put in place to prevent locals from going back into the 'no-man's land' around the volcano

RED HOT. Lava flows out of Mayon Volcano's crater in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

LOOK: Mayon ash reaches CamSur, face masks distributed

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:36 AM

Face masks are distributed by the local government to avoid respiratory problems

ASHFALL. Students from Camarines Sur goes back home with face covered on Monday afternoon, January 22, as heavy Mayon ashfall covers the area. Photo grabbed from Facebook/Migz Villafuerte

Solidum: Mayon eruption may not be over

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Here is a list of reminders for the public during and after a volcanic eruption

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, January 23

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, January 23