Taal Batangas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Taal Batangas


5 Batangas towns now under total lockdown due to Taal eruption

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Authorities impose the lockdown to keep people away from danger, says Batangas police provincial director Edwin Quilates

LOCKDOWN. Members of the Armed Forces aid in evacuating residents of Laurel, Batangas on January 13, 2020 as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash and steam. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

In the ghost town of Taal, dozens of evacuees wait in fear

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:28 AM

Dozens of evacuees remain in an evacuation site that shudders with every tremor

DESERTED. A thick blanket of ash covers the municipality of Taal, as residents evacuate to areas farther from Taal Volcano. Photos by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Over 600 metric tons of fish killed in Taal Lake

May 31, 2019 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) The DENR says the fish kill is not expected to affect supply and prices of tilapia, but the public is advised to continue to check their fish purchases for freshness

FISH KILL. During an inspection by representatives of the environment department in Calabarzon on May 30, 2019, some fish cages in Taal, Batangas, are found to still have dead tilapia that need to be hauled to shore. Sourced photo

Gravedigger wins as top councilor in Batangas town

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Arnel Garces also ran as an independent

Photo from the Konsehal Arnel Garces facebook page

Chel Diokno: Duterte worse than Arroyo in human rights violations

Feb 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

‘Never in our history have we seen this kind of killing,’ says Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, who also has a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to declare the bloody campaign against illegal drugs unconstitutional

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER. Chel Diokno of the Otso Diretso slate says the Duterte administration is worse than the Arroyo administration in terms of human rights violations. Rappler screenshot

Chel Diokno gets support of Nacionalista land Taal, Batangas

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Chel Diokno's recent debate performances help bring awareness to his campaign, at least on social media, but he still has a long way to go

WATCH: A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Taal Volcano's protected landscape is proof that tourism can be sustainable

VII - Jesus falls the second time

Apr 01, 2012 - 2:39 AM

Pray while taking virtual tour of the Taal Basilica in Taal Batangas

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Pt 2: 24)