Amidst Possible Hazardous Eruption, Talisay Vice-Mayor Slams Phivolcs For “Opinion” On Taal Activity
TALISAY VICE-MAYOR SLAMS PHIVOLCS – As Taal Volcano continued to be under alert level 4, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology urged evacuees not to return within the 14-kilometer danger zone.
Due to Taal Volcano being on alert level 4, a possible hazardous eruption could happen. However, Talisay, Batangas Vice-Mayor Charlie Natanauan had criticized Phivolcs director Renato Solidum for his alert warnings.
According to an article from ABS-CBN, Vice-Mayor Natanauan appealed to President Duterte to allow his constituents to return home. He added that Solidum should also change his “opinion” regarding Taal’s activity.
Ang plano ko as vice mayor ay ako ay humihingi ng kuwan kay Presidente Duterte na kung maaari ‘yung opinyon ng Phivolcs ay medyo baguhin kasi masyado niyang pinalala ang sitwasyon ng balita,
According to the Vice-Mayor, Solidum’s warning was alone with his “opinion”. He stated that the entirety of Batangas is affected by his warnings and that he should study it well.
As per the article, Natanauan cited his father’s experience during Taal Volcano’s eruption in 1965. He stated that many were killed because they lacked motorized boats near the island.
The Vice-Mayor assured the public that even if an eruption occurs, the lava would stop once it hits the water because it would get wet.
In addition, Natauan expressed doubts about Solidum’s statement saying that Phivolcs was unable to predict Taal’s eruption last January 12.
Wala pang nakapag predict sa buong mundo kahit scientist sa pagputok ng bulkan
Bakit naman nasabi niya, siya ba ay Diyos?
Meanwhile, areas near Taal Volcano still experience earthquakes due to rising magma. Taal Volcano had also spewed sulfur dioxide emissions that remains at 4,353 tons per day.
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