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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

WATCH: The Bonifacios take on our road trip challenge

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:36 PM

This family spent Father’s Day hitting the best spots in Batangas and Tagaytay Enjoy the highlights here

Taal 1754 eruption: Will history repeat itself?

May 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What would happen if the 6 month long 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano were to happen today? Are we ready?

BASE SURGE HAZARD. This hazard map by Phivolcs shows where base surge from a 1754-like eruption is likely to reach (orange) and the bufferzones that may experience ashfall (yellow). Image courtesy of Phivolcs

Part 1: When Taal Volcano erupted for 6 months

May 23, 2015 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) This May, Rappler commemorates the anniversary of the 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano – it's most destructive so far. The eruption is used as a worst-case scenario by the government.

RIVER OF FIRE. An apocalyptic scene plays out in Taal Volcano for almost 7 months in 1754. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

MAP: Active volcanoes in the Philippines

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Located in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire volcanic and seismic activities can occur anytime in the Philippines which has 23 active volcanoes – a number that can still increase according to the country’s volcanologists

6 volcanic earthquakes recorded at Taal in 24 hours

Sep 13, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Alert Level 1 has been raised in Taal Volcano while Mayon Volcano is at Alert Level 2

Mayon and Taal volcanoes on alert level 1

Nov 04, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Alert level 1 was raised at both volcanoes after a series of volcanic earthquakes were spotted since November 1

Uproar over 'Hollywood': Taal Volcano, landscape under World Heritage 'Tentative List'

Oct 21, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The Hollywood style sign that s being proposed for Taal might pose some problems based on the rules of UNESCO