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Phivolcs Releases Latest Update About Taal Volcano

The state volcanology agency Phivolcs said that the sulfur dioxide from Taal Volcano has already reached Metro Manila and its nearby areas.

On Wednesday (June 30, 2021), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released the latest updates about Taal Volcano. Taal remains under alert level 2 even after smog spreads throughout the National Capital Region.

The seismology bureau reported that the smog has reached Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales. The agency confirmed that it was sulfur dioxide. 


“Sa ating mga datos na kalalabas lang at nakita po namin kagabi ay nakita natin na ang sulfur dioxide gas ay na-disperse, Maliban doon sa vog sa Taal area ay na-disperse po sa iba’t ibang dako kasama ang ilang bahagi ng Luzon kasama ang NCR, mga karatig na probinsiya,” Phivolcs Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. said.

Solidum said that the agency initially negated those observations due to the lack of substantiating evidence. He also advised the residents in the affected areas to stay indoors if possible.


Phivolcs instructed the public to use N95 masks and close doors and windows to prevent pollutants from entering houses, which may cause throat irritation and breathing difficulty.

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