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Tourists escape crater lake minutes before its eruption as seen in this gripping footage.
A group of tourists were happily viewing Taal’s crater lake when someone spotted steam spewing out of the ground near the lake’s shore. As tourists, they thought this was part of the attraction, but the mood changed when their tour guide became ...
 
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The densely populated NCR is at high risk of spreading polio faster.
When the Department of Health (DOH) recorded two cases of polio back in September 2019, it immediately declared a national outbreak. That’s how serious polio is. Since then, there have been six more cases in Mindanao, and one in Laguna.Then, on January ...
 
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This, despite recently suffering from oversupply and frostbite.
Benguet's farmers were recently hit with several problems such as oversupply and crop frostbite, but that hasn't stopped them from helping victims of Taal Volcano's eruption. More than 40,000 people have now left their homes in search of shelter amid the continued eruption of ...
 
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Plus, an updated list of valid IDs for your passport application.
If your Philippine passport is up for renewal, then here’s some good news for you: submission of birth certificates is no longer required for passport renewals, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).Under DFA Department Order No.03-2019, which was signed in ...
 
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How the best of us are overshadowing the worst.
In the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption on January 12, 2020, something else is emerging from the ashes: A society unfamiliar and unrecognizable, but not necessarily worse. In these dark days, the best of Philippine society has managed to overshadow the ...
 
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Don't treat relief efforts as a way to get rid of stuff you can't sell at a garage sale.
The Taal Volcano eruption on January 12 has displaced thousands of families, with at least 30,000 people fleeing to evacuation sites in Cavite and Batangas. Below is a list of what to donate and what not to donate and how to send ...
 
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Courtesy of Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite.
On January 12, Taal Volcano violently awoke after 43 years of peaceful slumber, scattering (literal) tons of ash across Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, and even as far as parts of Rizal. The people of Luzon are still recovering from the aftermath ...
 
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Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr, Happn, Clue, and MyDays have been tagged.
What will you do when one day, you find out that your sexual activities and preferences, mood information, and intimate data are out in the open and being used to manipulate what you see on the Internet?That’s exactly what is happening with ...
 
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Ashfall has affected around 752 hectares of land.
The ashfall from Taal Volcano's phreatic eruption has done more damage than you think. According to initial reports by the Department of Agriculture, 752 hectares of agricultural land in Cuence, Lemery, and Taal in Batangas have been affected, with coffee farms experiencing ...
 
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They're neither traditional robots nor a known species of animal.
In today’s mad science news, humans just made a groundbreaking creation: a living robot made from frog stem cells. It is a living organism that can be programmed by scientists to do a variety of things, like working on radioactive contamination, cleaning ...
 
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Here’s where you can go this weekend to help out the thousands of evacuees.
Volunteering is not nearly as hard as it seems. You only need the will and energy to help. Pick a place on the list below, gather your friends and family, pack up your donations, and get on the road to help the ...
 
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We'd like to believe this crisis is bringing out the best in people.
Despite news of opportunists jacking up prices of badly needed masks, the number of good Samaritans is outweighing the bad as hundreds are coming to the rescue of the evacuees, affected communities, and even animals—all of whom have been impacted by Taal ...
 
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Residents were sent into a frenzy after ashfall reached parts of the metro.
Following the eruption of the Taal volcano on Sunday afternoon, ashfall spread to neighboring areas including Metro Manila, sending residents into a frenzy in buying dust masks and N95 masks for protection. However, reports of hoarding and overpricing soon followed, prompting the ...
 
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It details four volcanoes on Taal Lake erupting simultaneously.
Many people regard Taal Lake as serene and peaceful, often visited as a calm respite from the busy city life. But what they don’t realize it that it’s a sleeping monster.Unknown to many, the entire Taal Lake is one giant caldera (meaning ...
 
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Ramon Ang is requesting for privacy.
Jomar Ang, the 26-year-old son of tycoon Ramon S. Ang, was rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center earlier today, January 12th, and is currently in critical condition. The cause of the sudden hospitalization has not been disclosed, and the senior Ang requests ...
 
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The ashfall is said to have reached as far as Parañaque.
Volcanic lightning has started taking place at Taal Volcano, caused by a surge in electric discharge from the volcanic eruption.Taal Volcano, located in Batangas, Philippines, started spewing ash earlier today, January 12, at 2 p.m. An ash column one-kilometer-high can be seen ...
 
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The Philippines is going to be a spacefaring nation.
Filipino astronauts and Philippine space rockets could be a reality within the next decade, and the government is serious about it.In August 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine Space Act, creating our very own NASA counterpart, the Philippine Space ...
 
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The next world war would hypothetically be fought in land, sea, air, space, and on cyberspace.
In 1947, Albert Einstein gave a chilling forecast of what the next world wars would be like. “I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.”Einstein’s statement was ...
 
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It's the same agency that represents the directors of Aquaman, Shazam, and The Conjuring.
The stars are well aligned for Filipino director Mikhail Red.Red’s management company 3Arts Entertainment has announced the millennial filmmaker was picked up by Paradigm Talent Agency. Back in November, it was revealed he had gone to Hollywood to talk with major U.S. Studios ...
 
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Are the hackers making a statement with camels?
The official Instagram account of the Presidential Communications Office (PCOO) has been hacked, and its profile was replaced with a picture of camels. Hackers also uploaded two videos of camel races in Kuwait.In an official statement, the PCOO decried the cyberattack. “We ...
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