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The Philippines is divided into three island groups:

Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

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Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Lakes" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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Lakes of the Philippines

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Laguna Lake

Laguna de Bay is the largest lake of the Philippines covering a surface of 900 sq. km stretching over the provinces Rizal and Laguna


Authorities eye Laguna Lake as Metro Manila's primary water source
CNN Philippines Aug 30, 2019


Threatened lakes of 2014

Squatters, fish cages threaten Laguna crater lake. Feb 5 2014



TAAL LAKE: Old Tales, New Beginnings. Aug 17, 2015

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A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism
Published on Oct 27, 2017
Delegates of this year’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals visit Taal Volcano to witness how local communities are ensuring the protection of migratory birds in the area. Jee Geronimo reports

Remark this is an album in the album "Eco & AGRI-tourism"

Lake Apo

Bukidnon, Lake Apo Experience

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Lake Agco, Kidapawan, Mount Apo National Park

Fun in the Boiling Mud: Lake Agco, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

The bubbly mud lake is situated amidst the dense rain forest of Mount Apo National Park, almost 4000 feet above sea level. The small boiling “pond” is a tourist attraction in Kidapawan City. The lake itself is the source of the hot springs in nearby pools.

Renewal through Lake Agco

Below Mount Apo

Lake Pinamaloy, Bukidnon, Mindanao

Running around Lake Pinamaloy
By Bobby Timonera

Lake Holon - Maughan - Mount Parker
locally known as Melibengoy, is a stratovolcano located in the province of South Cotabato

The volcano has an elevation of and a base diameter of 40 km. It has a 2.9-km-wide caldera with steep walls that rise 200-500m above the lake that is now called Lake Maughan. Officially called Lake Holon

Magic hour at mesmerizing Lake Holon
by/Louie Lapat May 25, 2016
It isn't easy to get there, but once you arrive, you are rewarded with serenity and peace at beautiful Lake Holon

 HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos (Updated 01 JAN 2017)


The Twin Lagoons: Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake in Coron, Palawan
Malubog Lake: Toledo’s Best Kept Secret

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Malubog Lake in Malubog - Malubog Dam and Spillway - Toledo City

Documentary of Malubog Lake in Malubog, Toledo City, Cebu

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Lake Mainit

the 4th largest lake in the Philippines, having a surface area of 173.40 square kilometers.

Lake Mainit which means ‘hot’ is located in northeastern part of Mindanao and within the boundaries of the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte.

The Video Lake Mainit - Documentary Film

Rivers and Marsh

Look also Polluted river causes floods and Wastewater management- Etc.

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Rivers of the Philippines

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Our Rivers, Our Life

campaign is a regional biodiversity campaign in South East Asian countries. The seven country members work to protect the health and biodiversity

e.g. Agusan and Rio Grande De Mindanao, Pulagi

The Video Our Rivers Our Life

A film produced by the Regional Working Group on Bio-diversity.

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

Agusan River

Celebrating with the waves of the mighty Agusan River
August 03, 2016 By Erwin M. Mascarinas
Agusan River and its historical influence and how it has sculpted its vast landscape stretching from the province of Agusan del Sur toward Agusan del Norte into the mouth of Butuan Bay

Abayan Festival

Agno River

in Pangasinan, Luzon

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Tinipak River

Dramatic marble rock formations, an in-cave natural swimming pool and its proximity to Metro Manila, make this gem a perfect getaway for the weekend. Tinipak is located in between boundaries of Barangay Daraitan in Rizal and General Nakar in Quezon Province. The river is popular to mountaineers since this is the main attraction after summiting Mt. Daraitan and it was also awarded as the cleanest inland body of water in Region IV.

Tinipak River DIY Guide: What to Know Before Your Hike
Olivia Bautista December 26, 2016

Tinipak River Trekking Adventure
Rhea J. Bernardino October 19, 2016

Save Daraitan and Tinipak River!

Usual 'tough' talk: Guevarra defends Duterte warning to judges over dam projects
January 01, 2020
The justice secretary also points to a law that bans all courts, except the Supreme Court, from issuing temporary restraining orders against the government's infrastructure projects

'Last resort': Duterte pushes for Kaliwa Dam, Wawa Dam
Michael Bueza December 30, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte says people displaced by the projects will be compensated and relocated
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, December 30, pushed for the construction of the Kaliwa Dam and the Wawa Dam to end the water supply problems in Metro Manila.

Campaign to stop Kaliwa Dam eyes 10 million signatures
Mavic Conde July 12, 2019
The Stop Kaliwa Dam Coalition aims to gather signatures from all over the Philippines for the petition asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Kaliwa Dam project

How Kaliwa Dam will impact

Kaliwa Dam bidding looks rigged for China Energy – COA
Lian Buan August 19, 2019 - with Video

Two other bidders were included 'merely to comply' with the requirement that there be at least 3 bidders, says an audit observation memorandum.
The bidding for the P12.2-billion Kaliwa Dam looks rigged in favor of China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited, said the Commission on Audit (COA).

Duterte to use 'extraordinary powers' to see Kaliwa Dam project through
Pia Ranada October 28, 2019
'It might create some danger or damage, but that is not my concern,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project

Bicol River

the 8ht largest river in the Philippines. The river drains the southwestern part of the island of Luzon and passes through Camarines Sur, Albay, and Camarines Norte in the Bicol Region.


Bojo River

Aloguinsan, Cebu

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

Mangroves and fireflies: Magical, eco-friendly kayak tour in Abatan River, Bohol
by Rhea Claire Madarang April 21, 2018

Paddle amid quiet mangrove tunnels by day, and wait for fireflies to light up the trees at night. The kayak tours in Abatan River help sustain the local community, who work together to protect the river and its mangroves.

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Chico River

formerly known as Rio Chico de Cagayan - Little River of Cagayan, a river system in Kalinga

NCIP calls for suspension of Chico River project
Frank Cimatu May 08, 2019
The Cordillera People's Alliance and other indigenous peoples groups say that the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in Katabbogan and Pinococ in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, was not obtained

Look more about activities on the river HERE and about Surpassing the challenge of the Chico River through the barangay food terminal - BFT/by Shirley S. Dayao pdf

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Chico River

The great nature and white water rafting on the river

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

and more about Chico River diversion dam

Cagayan River, Bannag

Rio Grande de Cagayan, Ilog ng Kagayan

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Cagayan River Escapade
Mar 18, 2018

Pulangi River

also known as Mindanao River, Rio Grande de Mindanao, Cotabato River

Look also HERE, Drainage map and Delta 1914 (1939)

Waterway settlers brace for demolition, Metro Manila

Many informations and maps

Pasig river

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Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River
Ralf Rivas May 06, 2018

The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila
To stop trash from flowing into the Pasig River, a government agency placed "trash traps" in areas traversed by this body of water, as it threatened to impose sanctions against "esteroristas."

FALSE: Photo shows cleaned up Pasig River during Duterte's term
July 13, 2020
The photo was posted in 2011, years before Duterte was elected president

Manila 'trash bin' waterway choked with plastic
Agence France-Press June 05, 2018 - with Video
Plastic pollution is a major problem in the Philippines, which along with China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, is frequently listed among the world's worst offenders

Pasig - Marikina river

Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system


Liguasan Marsh and the Kutawato Plains

Liguasan Marsh, a marsh in the basin of the Mindanao River in south-central Mindanao, North Cotabato and South Cotabato Provinces.

Remark this is an album in the album "Marsh" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."


No music captures the essence of the Kutawato Plains and the Liguasan Marsh better than the melancholic sound of the Palendag.

Remark this last is an album "Melancholic sound of the Palendag" in the album "Bamboo Flute"

Women’s group making money from water hyacinths in the Liguasan Marsh

Duterte to issue executive order for BTA to exploit Liguasan Marsh
Pia Ranada August 09, 2019
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim


Agusan Marsh of Agusan Del Sur

one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines. Found in the heart of Mindanao's Agusan Basin, this vast expanse of marsh covers an area roughly the size of Metro Manila. It contains nearly 15% of the nation's fresh water resources in the form of swamp forests.

The tiny community of mostly ethnic Manobos have made their permanent homes deep within the marsh, living on floating homes. The small houses made of bamboo and nipa lashed to hard wood logs, freely rise or fall with the level of the marsh itself. The marsh provides virtually everything the Manobos need.

How Agusan Marsh residents adapt to a 4-month flood
Jun 28, 2015
'The River will take everything it has given'

The Videos

Agusan Marsh

A place where nature has a harmonious relationship with humans. It is where nature and humans exist as one.

Agusan Marsh Diaries, Documentary

A great video about the Marsh and e.g. Manobo life

Remark this is an album in the album "Marsh" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

The enchanting blue river of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
by/Karlos Manlupig Apr 22, 2015

Every time the fairies touch the water, say the locals, it becomes clearer as the ripples disappear.

Local lore goes that during the night, fairies, pixies and mermaids gather together to play and sing around the clear bluish water of a river in the town of Hinatuan.

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The Videos

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

Tinago River, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

Just a few minutes away from the Enchanted River, look the above links, is another breathtaking river called Tinago. While the water is not blue as in the Enchanted River, Tinago has its own charm. Passing from the sea to the wide mouth of the river gives you a wonderful view of nature. Small islands appear from time to time as well as houses on stilts and fishermen slowly waiting for their catch from the boat. Once inside the river, you will pass find yourself in a maze of mangroves. If you're lucky, you might just find animals roaming around the area.

The river has a wide mouth opening as it passes to the sea.


Floating Restaurant - Loboc River Cruise

a popular tourist attraction in Bohol, along the Loboc River which leads directly to Busay Falls. Cruises take place day or night and last around an hour

June 9, 2008 - A typical day on the riverbank of this centuries-old Loboc town - floating restaurant boats going to and from what locals call "busay" miniature waterfalls to get a glimpse of the river "source" over an array of appetizing Filipino cuisine, an array of popular tunes to entertain guests, plus a peek at the picturesque surrounding of the riverbend

Remark these are albums in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."


Cadac-an River - the Golden River Cruise and Sohoton Caves of Basey - Samar

Cadac-an River is the biggest river in the area, with the mouth currently measuring about 500 meters.

Remark these are albums in the album "Cave systems" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."<

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Cadac-an River - "the Golden River

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Calbiga River Care

Look as pdf HERE and also the Video

Calbiga River, Samar

The Calbiga River Care

The first project of Calbiga Watch Inc.
May 1, 2012 by Nonoy Froilan

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."


Remark these are albums in the album Mangrove in the album Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc.

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Pagbilao Mangrove Forest,  Quezon province

the 2nd most diverse mangrove forest in the world. It faces many local threats, and the government is trying to preserve its natural status.

Roots of the Sea Mangroves in Palawan

Palawan one of the greenest places in the Philippines. Without mangroves the sea is dieing, Mangroves are the roots of the Sea and thanks god that the government and people of Palawan are keeping the mangroves alive, this little journey into the river of Sabang would only cost 100 Pesos, 80 is for the guide and 20 pesos are for the save of the rainforest wonderful this is...

Exploring coastal mangroves in Mindoro island

in a small boat (banca) ride in a pristine cove in Mindoro island, a rich ecosystem with mangroves growing out of shallow water populated by colorful fish and crustaceans.


Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Waterfalls

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6 Famous Waterfalls


A pleasant 2 hour drive from the city takes you to another world. Nature at it's best! Enjoy a leisurely, picturesque hike along the river bank to the main waterfall and picnic area. You can swim in the massive pool and float on rafts that actually take you behind the waterfall.
Bani Falls, Arakan Valley, North Cotabato

Video compilation our exhausting yet fulfilling trek to Bani Falls in Arakan Valley in North Cotabato last June 17, 2012. Jun 22, 2012 by/Louie Lapat
Chasing Waterfalls With Maui & Yua: Siniloan, Laguna
May 19, 2017
Follow Maui and Yua as they try to conquer Mt. Romelo's 7 waterfalls in Laguna. Watch their fun adventure and find out how many waterfalls they were able to visit!
and much more

Aguinid Falls

is one of the natural wonders of the Philippines. Located in the municipality of Samboan, 150 km from Cebu City, it is definitely a perfect isolated and romantic getaway. Aguinid Falls consists of several tiered waterfalls that run for a few kilometres along the Tangbo River.

Aguinid Falls: A Stunning Mystical Natural Wonder in Samboan


Famous falls in Samboan, Cebu, close for a month for rehab
Micole Gerard Tizon June 04, 2019
This is to let Aguinid Falls 'naturally recover from the devastating effects of the on-going El Niño phenomenon and mass human entry' from June 17 to July 17, 2019

Sagada Waterfalls

There are two prominent waterfalls in Sagada; the smaller but older BOKONG situated in the outskirts of the central barangay of Patay, and the more majestic but younger BOMOD-OK, located in the northern barangay of Bangaan

The Video Big Falls aka BOMOD-OK Falls in Sagada

Tappiya Falls

Breath-Taking Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiya Falls

Banaue’s Breathtaking wonders: Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiya Falls
September 04, 2016

Malibiclibic falls: A memory and a promise
by Basil Mencias August 08, 2017

'That one place that I just could not forget was in a town surrounded by Maragondon, Magallanes, Indang, and Alfonso'
It was always a dream to visit Malibiclibic Falls.

Fall in love with these 8 waterfalls in Mindanao
Louie Lapat June 04, 2016

Just as an example, take a look at these beautiful waterfalls you can visit once you decide to come around to see Mindanao

Maria Cristina Falls

of the Agus River on the island of Mindanao. It is sometimes called the "twin falls" as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall

The Video

The legends HERE and HERE


Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

Remark these are albums in the album "Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites - Etc."

Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

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Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Dams" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

IMPORTANT: Safe Water to All, Water Supply

The Videos Why Phivolcs wants dams checked

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Dams in the Philippines
New large dams onerous for Filipinos

Is the Kaliwa Dam actually viable?
Jerik Cruz June 01, 2019
Make no mistake: while affected communities stand to lose most from the dam’s development, water consumers and taxpayers will also shoulder the long-term risks and burdens of the Kaliwa project

Kaliwa Dam project earns environmental clearance despite alleged violations
Mavic Conde October 22, 2019
Indigenous communities are disappointed due to alleged violations in completing or fulfilling procedural requirements for the environmental compliance certificate of the Kaliwa Dam project

IMPORTANT: ALL the Videos in the album "New large dams onerous for Filipinos" e.g.:

Group launches petition to block Kaliwa Dam project
ABS-CBN News Jul 7, 2019
Market Edge: A group launches a petition to stop the construction of the Kaliwa Dam project. Jonathan Magistrado reports.

'DAMbuhalang Proyekto,' dokumentaryo ni Sandra Aguinaldo | Full Episode
GMA Public Affairs Apr 15, 2019
Ang Kaliwa Dam Project ang sinasabing tutugon sa kakulangan ng tubig sa Metro Manila. Pero ano nga ba ang magiging epekto nito sa mga katutubong naninirahan sa tabi ng Kaliwa River?
The recent water crisis in Metro Manila has focused the spotlight on a dam scheduled to be built in the jungles of the Sierra Madre. Deep in the lush forest, along the banks of the Kaliwa River, is a community of indigenous people called the Dumagat Remontado. The proposed Kaliwa Dam Project will rise on their ancestral domain, inundating their homes, fields, sacred sites, and with it, their hopes and dreams.

Kaliwa Dam Project, may environmental clearance ba? Apr 12, 2019

Japanese firm revives proposal to build smaller dam in Rizal

MWSS: China-funded Kaliwa Dam’s construction may start July or August

Officials hold press briefing on Kaliwa Dam Project, China loans | 20 March 2019

China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper, more reliable - finance official

Kaliwa dam: The answer to water crisis?

Dumagat tribe protests Kaliwa Dam project on World Water Day

Save Daraitan and Tinipak River!

Solution to Metro Manila's water woes? More dams, says lawmaker
Ralf Rivas June 25, 2019
Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado says more dams may need to be constructed in Quezon, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan

After Chico river, Makabayan goes after Kaliwa dam at Supreme Court
Lian Buan May 09, 2019
The Makabayan bloc, led by senatorial bet Neri Colmenares, wants the $211 million Kaliwa dam loan agreement from China to be declared illegal and void.

New Centennial Water Source - Kaliwa Dam Project

Kaliwa Dam Project, may environmental clearance ba?
GMA Public Affairs Apr 12, 2019
Marami ang hindi sang-ayon sa pagpapatayo ng Kaliwa Dam, lalo na ang ilan sa ating mga katutubo. Ang tanong, may environmental clearance na nga ba ang Kaliwa Dam Project?

Kaliwa Dam deal 'as onerous' as Chico River project
Ralf Rivas March 24, 2019
'The choice of law and the venue for disputes is once again surrendered by the Philippines in favor of China'

Metro Manila water crisis
Ralf Rivas March 17, 2019

Kaliwa Dam to solve Metro Manila water problems – Dominguez
Ralf Rivas March 13, 2019
The Kaliwa Dam would cost P12.2 billion to build, with 85% set to be funded by China and the remaining 15% to be shouldered by the Philippines

3 Chinese firms interested in Kaliwa dam
James On 19 Feb 2018

Robredo on China-funded Kaliwa Dam: Bakit uutang tayo?
Sofia Tomacruz March 17, 2019
Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the Duterte administration to explain why it is opting for a Chinese loan for the Kaliwa Dam, instead of a public-private partnership

MWSS: China-funded Kaliwa Dam’s construction may start July or August
Pathricia Ann V. Roxas March 18, 2019

Is China our new America?

Japanese firm renews alternative Kaliwa water proposal
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 18, 2019
Japanese firm Global Utility Development Corporation is stepping back into the picture over 10 years after it first proposed the Kaliwa Intake Weir

China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper than Japanese firm's proposal – MWSS
Pia Ranada March 20, 2019
The government says the cost of the Kaliwa Dam project is $248 million, not $800 million as claimed by Japanese company Global Utility Development Corporation

No to Kaliwa Dam, Yes to Alternative Sources of Water

MWSS: Kaliwa Dam 'done deal,' no to other proposal
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 20, 2019 - with Video
'Ito ay gagawin na. Kung sinuman naghabol diyan, that is already water under the bridge,' says Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Reynaldo Velasco

The learned helplessness of our water crisis
March 18, 2019
We need strategic thinking, not magnanimous confessions of guilt. We need a solution that does not hurt the environment or hand over more power to a foreign loaner. Again Is China our new America?

Quezon congressman Suarez wants Kanan, not Kaliwa Dam
Mara Cepeda March 20, 2019
Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez says building two Kanan dams would 'entail no cost to the government,' unlike getting a loan from China for the Kaliwa Dam

Kaliwa Dam: Is China’s involvement cause for concern?
JC Punongbayan March 21, 2019
The Duterte government seems to be exaggerating the benefits of the Kaliwa Dam project and downplaying its costs and risks

Pro-environment, IP groups ask gov't to publicize Kaliwa Dam documents
Mara Cepeda March 21, 2019
The groups' legal counsel, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, says they are 'worried' that the government is 'hiding' details of the Kaliwa Dam project

IMPORTANT look: Water shortage and above Tinipak River - Kaliwa Dam biddings

IP leaders use advocacy maps to show how Kaliwa Dam will impact them
Mavic Conde July 06, 2019

Agta-Dumagat-Remontado leaders call for solidarity for their land rights through a signature campaign.
At least 5,000 IPs will be affected, along with their farms and hunting grounds.
Is it time we take a long look into conservation economy? After all, this is the gist of their call in Daraitan and Quezon: cheaper and viable alternatives to the dam.

President 'misinformed or misinforming' public about Kaliwa Dam
Mavic Conde November 15, 2019
Various groups opposing the dam project say there are viable alternatives to end Metro Manila's water shortage.
Civil society groups supporting the plight of indigenous peoples organizations in Quezon and Rizal provinces opposed to the proposed construction of the Kaliwa Dam said President Rodrigo Duterte was either "misinformed or misinforming the public."

Quezon province's IPs reject Kaliwa Dam project
Mavic Conde September 08, 2019
Five of the six cluster communities in General Nakar, Quezon province reject the project after 3 assemblies are held for all 6 clusters

The illegal and immoral Kaliwa Dam ECC
Tony La Viña and Joy Reyes October 31, 2019

The Kaliwa Dam ECC is illegal and immoral. It violates the Filipino people’s right to a sound environment and disregards the rights of affected indigenous peoples and local communities

Public hearings on Kaliwa Dam set for August
August 15, 2019

The public hearings, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be held in Quezon and Rizal

There will be 3 public hearings, with registration starting at 8 am on all days:
August 23 (Friday) - General Nakar Sports Center, Barangay Poblacion, General Nakar, Quezon
August 27 (Tuesday) - Ynares Covered Court, Magsaysay Avenue, Teresa, Rizal
August 28 (Wednesday) - Chateau Marinero, Real Infanta Road, Barangay Comon, Infanta, Quezon
The EMB said the purpose of the public hearings is to review the environmental impact of the Kaliwa Dam project.

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Kaliwa and Chico Dams: More than just debt of money

The Chico River loan agreement may prove to be a template for future loan agreements that the Philippines enters into, effectively compromising our patrimonial assets.
Because these two projects are bad from an environmental and social justice point of view, likely resulting in an intensified insurgency in the Sierra Madre and Cordillera, they are likely not to be built and the probability is that future administrations will have to cancel these loans. These, in turn, will result in defaulting on the loans and in arbitration proceedings that have been designed to favor China.

Road to damnation through Chinese-funded dams

We predict that future administrations will have to cancel the Kaliwa and Chico projects and default on the Chinese loans, which will result in the Philippines being sued by China in arbitration proceedings that have been designed to favor the creditor

Both by Tony La Viña and Joy Reyes April 12 - 13, 2019

IMPORTANT look above Tinipak River - Kaliwa Dam biddings


Malubog Dam, Toledo City

Malubog Lake HERE

Buhisan Dam

Cebuanos finally got their first glimpse of piped water when the Buhisan Dam, the only one outside Manila, was first tested at the reservoir in Tisa, Labangon, on December 27, 1911. While the availability of potable water was still about two months away, it was poignant that the trial, which drenched many a Cebuano, came on Holy Innocents Day.

The Videos

Buhisan Dam and Fuente Osmeña Centennial

Know more about Buhisan Dam and Fuente Osmeña, two important infrastructures in the history of Cebu that were built exactly 100 years ago, through this episode of KABILIN with Prof. Jojo Bersales, "BUHISAN DAM AND FUENTE OSMEÑA"!


Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela used to be the largest dam in the Philippines back when it was built in 1983.

Look also HERE

The Video

Magat Dam - Jan 02 2011

Angat Dam
a concrete water reservoir embankment hydroelectric dam that supplies the Metropolitan area water. It was a part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system. The reservoir supplies about 90 percent of raw water requirements for Metro Manila through the facilities of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and it irrigates about 28,000 hectares of farmland in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga.

IMPORTANT LOOK: Water shortage in Metro Manila

The Videos in the album "Angat Dam" e.g:

'Lupang Hiram,' dokumentaryo ni Atom Araullo
GMA Public Affairs Jul 15, 2019
Millions of people in NCR benefit from the Angat Dam located In Norzagaray, Bulacan.
With more than 60 thousand hectares, this massive land area is home to the Dumagats.
Since its construction in 1964, a synergy has developed between the tribe members and the Angat watershed management. Peaceful co-existence has been upheld to survive the altered landscape.

Milyon-milyong residente ng Metro Manila ang sinusuplayan ng tubig ng Angat Watershed. Pero ang 5,000 katutubong naninirahan dito, hindi ito lubos na napakikinabangan

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A look at Angat dam
CNN Philippines Mar 13, 2019
There are still so many questions left unanswered on this water crisis affecting many parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Imbak sa Angat Dam sumadsad sa kritikal na antas; suplay sa kabahayan 'di apektado'
ABS-CBN News Apr 28, 2019
Naitala nitong umaga ng Linggo ang 179.97 metrong antas ng tubig sa Angat Dam, mas mababa sa 180 metrong minimum operating level, base sa datos ng PAGASA.

The Videos - Water shortage



Ambuklao Dam

The biggest rock-filled dam in Asia, the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Dam is considered one of the biggest engineering projects in the Cordillera region.

The Video

Chico River diversion dam in Tabuk, Kalinga

Look more about Chico river HERE and the Video

The Bayongan Dam

a reservoir-type dam located at the heart of the municipality of San Miguel in Bohol. The dam was built to augment the existing water supply for the farmlands of the municipalities of San Miguel, Ubay and Trinidad.

The Video

Binga Dam

The Binga Hydroelectric Plant is located at Barrio Binga in Itogon, Benguet Province. It is about 31 kilometers east of Baguio City and 19 kilometers downstream of the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Plant. From Baguio, the hydroelectric plant can be accessed through Itogon or by taking the same route that leads to Ambuklao Dam in Bokod. The route through Itogon is much shorter and has a better maintained roadway.

The Video

Caliraya Dam

an embankment dam located in the town of Lumban province of Laguna, in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. The reservoir created by the dam, Lake Caliraya, initially supplied one of the oldest hydroelectric plants, and later became a popular recreational area for numerous water sports and fishing. The dam construction was started in 1939 and a small hydroelectric plant was operated in 1942.

Pantabangan Dam

an earth-fill embankment dam on the Pampanga River located near Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija province. The multi-purpose dam provides water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation while its reservoir affords flood control. The reservoir is considered one of the largest in Southeast Asia and also one of the cleanest in the Philippines. Construction on the dam began in 1971 and it was complete in 1977.

Look also HERE

The Video:

Pantabangan Dam exodus and redemption
Mar 13, 2017
Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO
Drone video by REM ZAMORA
Interview by ANSELMO ROQUE

Wawa Dam

was created during the American era to serve the water needs of Metro Manila. Wawa River located in Rodriguez, Rizal is the name of the headwaters of Marikina River, a few kilometers north of Manila.

The Videos

and the Video Why does Pandora lure young men into the depths of the Wawa River?

The elders near Wawa River warn young men of Pandora, a nymph said to be luring young men into the river and drowning them. Is there a reason behind Pandora's affairs? Date aired: October 24, 2014


The Wawa Dam lady and the Wawa Dam has claimed the lives of over 40 people starting 2007 according to a local. An engkanto named, Pandora was the reason behind the deaths. Every holy week, almost 15 to 16 people died in the dam

Mountains, Volcanoes and Caves

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Volcanoes, ERUPTIONS and WARNINGS about eruptions in the album Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc.


The eruption of Tall Volcano, January to April, 2020

Look MUCH about different Volcano warnings

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PHIVOLCS, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

look also HERE, HERE

the Videos:

Phivolcs AVP

Brief History of PHIVOLCS
Jun 19, 2020 DOST - PHIVOLCS
This video presents the brief history of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) from 1952 to present. 

Mountains of the Philippines
Mount Pulag

the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level. The borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya meet at the mountain's peak.

Mt. Pulag National Park

DENR imposes stricter rules for Mt Pulag trekkers
Feb 13, 2016
Tourism has caused an unabated influx of trekkers at the Mt Pulag National Park and this has gone out of control.
The park is being managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which has been implementing a 500 trekkers daily as the allowable cap.

The Videos:

Luzon's highest peak — Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag coldest peak in Philippines Aug 26, 2014

Itogon, Benguet

New travel destination: Mt. Ulap in Benguet Jan 26, 2016

Tara na sa Mt. Ulap! Dec 18, 2016

Mount Halcon or Monte Halcón

a mountain located in the island of Mindoro. Its height of 2,586 metres makes it the 18th highest peak in the Philippines. Its steep slopes have earned it the reputation of being the most difficult mountain to climb in the country.

Look also HERE

The Videos

Mount Hamiguitan

named UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the 6th Philippine site to join the list and the first Philippine mountain range located in the province of Davao Oriental. It has a height of 1,620 metres. The mountain and its vicinity has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. Among the wildlife found in the area are Philippine eagles and several species of Nepenthes.


Exploring Unesco world heritage site Mt Hamiguitan and its new natural science museum
by/Louie Lapat April 30, 2016
A new interactive facility, Mt. Hamiguitan Natural Science Museum, showcases the wonders of this beautiful Unesco world heritage site

and HERE and the Video Jun 24, 2014

Mount Mantalingahan, Palawan
The 'Mountain of God', as it's known locally

UNESCO title seen to help safeguard Palawan's imperiled mountain range
Keith Anthony S. Fabro June 25, 2019
Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List since 2015. Local officials say its potential inscription will add 'another layer of protection' to the area.
Palawan's largest terrestrial protected area Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL), which faces continuing forest destruction, may gain additional protection should it be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an environment official said.


Documentary of Mt. Kamhantik in Mulanay, Quezon
Feb 19, 2013

Pre-colonial limestone tombs discovered at Mt. Kamhantik


Tourists visit 'Santa Claus mountain'

Find out why this mountain in Kapangan, Benguet is called Santa Claus Mountain. Dec 15, 2014

Mt. Kitanglad

Edited: Jan van der Ploeg, Eileen C. Bernardo and Andres B. Masipiquena

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi

The holy mountain in Bongao town is the first community-administered protected area in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

The Video Trash threatens tradition in Tawi Tawi
Bud Bongao hides a dirty little secret. Jun 25, 2015

Philippine Volcanoes, Major
Philippine Volcanoes

Dazzling and deadly: 5 facts about volcanoes
Agence France-Presse January 14, 2020 - with Video
Here are facts about the mix of beauty and terror that volcanoes produce

Taal Volcano

a complex volcano on the island of Luzon. It consists of an island in Lake Taal, which is situated within a caldera formed by an earlier, very powerful eruption.

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Taal Volcano downgraded to Alert Level 1
Acor Arceo March 19, 2020
'Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is still in abnormal condition and should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Thursday, March 19

The Video: How Taal eruption helped Batangas prepare for coronavirus quarantine
Mar 19, 2020 ANC 24/7
The outpouring of aid for victims of the Taal eruption has helped Batangas cope with a Luzon-wide lockdown over the continuous spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the province's governor

The rich history of Taal tucked in the southern part of Batangas as it shows how the town rose from the ashes of disaster following the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.

LIST: Where to get official, reliable info on Taal Volcano eruption
January 15, 2020

Amid virus scare, Batangas bars donors from Taal evacuees' shelter
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta March 14, 2020
Those who wish to give donations may go instead to the operations center of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the capitol. Look also Coronavirus

Duterte declares state of calamity in Calabarzon due to Taal Volcano unrest
February 27, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration comes over a month since the eruption of Taal Volcano started on January 12

LIST: Relief proposals for Taal Volcano evacuees
Aika Rey January 22, 2020

TIMELINE: Taal Volcano eruptions since 1572
Pauline Macaraeg January 13, 2020
As of January 2020, Taal Volcano has erupted 34 times in 448 years

VERY IMPORTANT: Look MUCH about different warnings and Emergency Preparation

During disasters, imagine a world with false news
Chay F. Hofileña January 15, 2020
Seeing citizens emailing our fact-checking team is heartening because it reflects a heightened awareness about the proliferation of “fake news” and its damaging effects especially in a disaster situation.

Dead man found buried in Taal Volcano Island
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta February 15, 2020
A flat boat owner who went to the island to dig up his boat found the man's body buried in the mud, say police

Phivolcs lowers Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2
Acor Arceo February 14, 2020
'Alert Level 2 means that there is decreased unrest, but should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Friday, February 14

Number of Taal volcanic earthquakes fluctuating
Acor Arceo February 13, 2020
Phivolcs maintains Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Thursday, February 13. It has been at that status for more than two weeks.

Taal volcanic earthquakes slightly up in past 24 hours
Acor Arceo February 12, 2020
Phivolcs says on Wednesday, February 12, that there were 101 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, higher than the previous figure of 87

Phivolcs on Taal Volcano: No room for complacency
Acor Arceo February 11, 2020
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology maintains Taal Volcano at Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, February 11, stressing that risks remain

Fewer Taal volcanic earthquakes seen, but 11 harmonic tremors among them
Acor Arceo February 10, 2020
Phivolcs says on Monday, February 10, that it recorded 11 harmonic tremors at Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours

Taal Volcano unrest enters 2nd month
Acor Arceo February 09, 2020
Phivolcs maintains Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Sunday, February 9. There are 5 harmonic tremors in the past 24 hours.

Steam still coming out of fissures along Taal Volcano tourist trail
Acor Arceo February 09, 2020
Phivolcs again notes 'weak steaming from fissure vents' along Daang Kastila Trail on Saturday, February 8

Phivolcs: Fissures along Taal Volcano tourist trail emitting steam
Acor Arceo February 07, 2020
Phivolcs says on Friday, February 7, that 'weak steaming from fissure vents' along Taal Volcano's Daang Kastila Trail is ongoing

Phivolcs observes 11 more harmonic tremors at Taal Volcano
Acor Arceo February 06, 2020
The 11 harmonic tremors in the past 24 hours lasted 2 to 3 minutes each, says Phivolcs on Thursday, February 6

Phivolcs: 18 harmonic tremors at Taal Volcano in past 24 hours
Acor Arceo February 05, 2020
The 18 harmonic tremors are among 156 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, says Phivolcs on Wednesday, February 5

Phivolcs records 3rd Taal Volcano harmonic tremor in less than a week
Acor Arceo February 04, 2020 - with Video
A harmonic tremor, a type of volcanic earthquake where the shaking is prolonged, indicates the movement of magma. Taal Volcano stays under Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, February 4.

Volcanic earthquake from Taal felt in parts of Batangas, Tagaytay
Acor Arceo February 03, 2020 - with Video
Phivolcs says the volcanic earthquake was magnitude 3.2 and struck at 4:20 am on Monday, February 3. It is among the latest quakes which show magma is still moving beneath Taal Volcano's crater.

Taal Volcano unrest enters 4th week
Acor Arceo February 02, 2020
Volcanic earthquakes still persist, indicating the movement of magma beneath Taal Volcano's crater, says Phivolcs on Sunday, February 2

Phivolcs records another Taal Volcano harmonic tremor
Acor Arceo February 01, 2020
Phivolcs says on Saturday, February 1, that Taal Volcano's latest harmonic tremor lasted 3 minutes. It indicates continuing movement of magma.

WATCH: Pregnant Taal evacuees worry for the day they’ll give birth
Mara Cepeda February 01, 2020 - with Video
Though their basic needs are well-provided in the evacuation center of Tuy, Batangas, these two mothers are still anxious for their babies

On last day of January, Taal Volcano stays at Alert Level 3
Acor Arceo January 31, 2020
It's been a long first month of 2020 for those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, and Phivolcs reiterates that the unrest is not over yet

WATCH: Evacuated Phivolcs scientists continue to keep Filipinos safe
January 31, 2020 - with Video
Taal Volcano's eruption forces Phivolcs scientists to evacuate from their observatory in Talisay, Batangas. But they've never stopped working

In Talisay, desperate residents beg on the street for money, water
Mara Cepeda January 31, 2020
Talisay Mayor Gerry Natanauan says the municipal government cannot just stop the people from begging, as it is an 'opportunity' calamity victims tend to resort to.
The road in Barangay San Guillermo in Talisay, Batangas still has a thick layer of volcanic ash, but 62-year-old Leoncio Seña would sit outside for hours.

Not over yet: Phivolcs says magma around 5 kilometers below Taal crater
Acor Arceo January 30, 2020
Phivolcs records a harmonic tremor, or rhythmic shaking associated with magma movement, on Thursday, January 30

Batangas sets up 'ash for cash' program for Taal eruption victims
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 30, 2020
Residents involved in cleanup operations in their areas can sell the ash they collect to the provincial government. The ash will be used to make hollow blocks.

WATCH: Cavite coffee farmers struggle to rise from the ashes
Jan 30, 2020 with Video
Ashfall from Taal Volcano destroys hectares of coffee trees in Amadeo, Cavite

Watch: Lyka, a 7-year-old dog, and over a hundred other rescued dogs from Taal Volcano Island are looking for loving and patient owners.
Jan 30, 2020 - with Video
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sailed to Taal Volcano Island on Thursday, January 30, to rescue stranded animals.

Batangas mayors say time to change how they respond to disasters
Ralf Rivas January 30, 2020 - with Video
Some mayors propose that all residents of a threatened town be evacuated to just one designated town for easy tracking. But can receiving towns absorb entire populations?

LIVE: Senate hearing on proposed Taal Commission
January 30

Police augmentation force pulls out of Batangas following Duterte’s order
JC Gotinga January 29, 2020
Some 2,000 police troops earlier sent to help secure and assist evacuees are heading back to the national headquarters in Manila, even with Taal Volcano still restive

Duterte orders withdrawal of additional police from Taal eruption response efforts
Sofia Tomacruz January 29, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte says local government officials and police assigned to the area are capable of enforcing response plans

U.P. shares high-resolution Taal map data to public to help in reconstruction
January 29, 2020
From these, 3D visualizations of geographic features and buildings can be created, as well as how the affected areas looked like before the volcanic eruption

Taal Volcano maintains lower likelihood of hazardous eruption
Acor Arceo January 29, 2020
Taal Volcano stays at Alert Level 3 on Wednesday, January 29

WATCH: Police uphold duty to others, even while affected by Taal Volcano's eruption
Aika Rey January 28, 2020 - with Video
'Everybody is a victim dito sa volcanic eruption na 'to eh. Pero 'yun nga lang pinagkaiba ng pulis natin is they signed up para maglingkod,' says Talisay police chief Aldrin Jay Baysa

Taal Volcano evacuees appeal: ‘We need cash aid’
Aika Rey January 28, 2020 - with Video
Their houses need repair, they don't have jobs, they've lost their livelihood

Taal sulfur dioxide, volcanic earthquakes go down further
Acor Arceo January 28, 2020
Despite the easing situation, Phivolcs reiterates on Tuesday, January 28, that Alert Level 3 remains raised for Taal Volcano, since the unrest has not completely stopped

Two-time Taal eruption survivor: Access to information saved lives in 2020
Bonz Magsambol January 28, 2020 - with Video
'May alam ang mga tao sa sitwasyon ng bulkan so hindi sila nagpapanic. Nalaman agad nila kung ano ang gagawin, hindi katulad noong dati na wala talaga,' says Vivencio Manguiat, a survivor of the 1965 Taal Volcano eruption

WATCH: Temporary shelters eyed for residents displaced by Taal eruption
Aika Rey January 27, 2020 - with Video
Two areas in Ibaan town in Batangas are being eyed as temporary shelters for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption

Despite reopening of town, Agoncillo residents remain in evacuation centers
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 27, 2020 - with Video
Agoncillo Mayor Daniel Reyes says ashfall from Taal Volcano damaged many houses in his town, so residents are unable to return even if they're already allowed to

Water facilities being constructed at Batangas evacuation camps for Taal victims
Rhaydz B. Barcia January 27, 2020
Jetmatic pumps will be placed in several evacuation camps such as Batangas Sports Complex, West Bauan, Central School, Bauan Batangas, Lemery, Agoncillo, and San Nicolas

Some Batangas residents return home as Taal Volcano eases
Aika Rey January 26, 2020 - with Video
'Tuwang-tuwa po ang aming mga kababayan,' says a resident of Taal town, as they get breathing room following the downgrading of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3

Taal eruption damaged possibly 'thousands' of homes
January 26, 2020
The Batangas provincial government plans to give assistance to affected residents and buy their livestock

Taal Volcano downgraded to Alert Level 3, but threat not over
Acor Arceo January 26, 2020
Phivolcs says the downgrading of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3 means a 'decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption,' but it does not mean 'that the threat of a hazardous eruption has disappeared'

LIST: Batangas towns, cities where lockdowns are lifted as Taal down to Alert Level 3
JC Gotinga January 26, 2020
Taal Volcano may still erupt so residents who choose to go home must be ready to evacuate again if needed, says the Batangas provincial government

LOOK: Eyed relocation site for Taal evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 25, 2020
The eyed relocation site has 1,200 units, a school building, and a gymnasium

Uncertainty goes on as Taal Volcano emits more steam, sulfur dioxide
Acor Arceo January 25, 2020
Phivolcs says on Saturday, January 25, that Taal Volcano continues to emit 'white steam-laden plumes' and sulfur dioxide, a major gas component of magma

Santo Tomas village appeals: Take care of in-house evacuees too
Aika Rey January 25, 2020
’Yung barangay dito…kahit hindi kami tiga-rito, tinanggap nila kami ng buong-buo,' says Cherryl Lazara, an evacuee who sought refuge in San Luis, Sto Tomas, Batangas

PH Red Cross calls for more volunteers amid Taal crisis
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 25, 2020
'In a situation like this, even if we're resilient, we will need the help of our countrymen because recovery can't happen quickly. It will take time,' says Leonardo Ebajo, Philippine Red Cross Director for Disaster Management Service

Batangas town mayor welcomes Taal eruption resettlers
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 25, 2020
Mayor Joy Salvame says some evacuees have expressed their desire to resettle in Ibaan, which is a safe zone

Batangas ghost town eyed as relocation site for residents displaced by Taal eruption
Ralf Rivas January 24, 2020
An unutilized housing project in Ibaan, Batangas, intended for police and military personnel is being considered as a relocation site for those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption

Traumatized Taal survivor wants to relocate, if given the chance
Bonz Magsambol January 24, 2020 - with Video
'Gusto ko lang sabihin sa gobyerno na sana matulungan 'nyo kami sa karamihan ng tao doon na nawalan ng hanapbuhay at bahay at walang babalikan'

WATCH: Volunteers serve hot meals to Taal Volcano evacuees
JC Gotinga January 24, 2020 - with Video
Adding a human touch to food relief – a warm, freshly cooked meal instead of sardines in a can – goes a long way to uplift evacuees' spirits, volunteers say

Phivolcs on viral video of man on Taal Volcano Island: 'Maaaring ikamatay'
Acor Arceo January 24, 2020
Phivolcs says a person would not be able to run from a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption if it occurs while he or she is on the island

Who was prepared for the Taal Volcano emergency? Cavite
Miriam Grace A. Go January 24, 2020
In the frenzy since Taal Volcano in Batangas started erupting more than a week ago, you’ve probably heard little news about Cavite

WATCH: A Taal Volcano evacuee despairs after husband dies from stroke
JC Gotinga January 24, 2020 - with Video
Still grieving the loss of her eldest child, Jocelyn Salvia loses her husband Elmer to a stroke. He had been busy distributing relief goods to their fellow evacuees, even as he looked after his own family's welfare.

Taal survivor recalls evacuating ailing father, deaf mute daughter
Bonz Magsambol January 23, 2020 - with Video
'First time kong na experience ito at hindi ko alam ang gagawin,' says 39-year-old Rowena Balina

Comelec gives P600,000 in aid to Taal eruption victims
Sofia Tomacruz January 23, 2020
Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the poll body's en banc approved the assistance during a meeting on January 22

PODCAST: Taal Volcano 2020 eruption: Ano ang worst-case scenario?
January 23, 2020
Paano at kailan nagsimulang mag-alboroto ang Taal Volcano? Ano ang dapat gawin ng publiko ngayong nakataas pa ang Alert Level 4? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila Rappler editor Acor Arceo at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.

DILG forbids entry in 14-kilometer Taal danger zone
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 23, 2020
The DILG directs mayors in high-risk areas to strictly implement a total lockdown

'Titigil o tutuloy?': Phivolcs warns Taal Volcano danger remains
Acor Arceo January 23, 2020
Phivolcs officials explain reported probabilities of a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption happening, and provide details of the 'complex' situation as of Thursday, January 23

How Filipinos are helping Taal eruption survivors while going zero waste
Lance Jabson January 23, 2020
Seeing the need to do their part to help those affected, many organizations championing the zero-waste lifestyle are helping Taal eruption survivors by leading eco-friendly donation drives

WATCH: Taal evacuees cry for help as House holds 'symbolic' session in Batangas
January 23, 2020 - with Video
The House of Representatives holds its plenary session in Batangas City, which sits just outside the danger zone of the restive Taal Volcano

Why we can't let our guard down on Taal Volcano
Shaira Panela January 23, 2020
Geologist and Philippine Nuclear Research Institute Director Carlos Arcilla says it is important to have people who can better explain volcanic hazards to the public, especially to the affected communities

WATCH: Batangas resort takes in evacuees amid Taal Volcano eruption
Aika Rey January 22, 2020 - with Video
This Batangas resort takes in residents looking for shelter after the Taal Volcano started erupting

Teary-eyed evacuees' appeal: Allow us to fish in Taal Lake again
Mara Cepeda January 22, 2020
Agoncillo Mayor Daniel Reyes tells lawmakers that Batangueños also need psychological interventions to help them process trauma from the Taal Volcano eruption

Batangas lawmakers seek P30-B supplemental budget for Taal eruption
Mara Cepeda January 22, 2020
If passed into law, the bill earmarks a supplemental budget aimed to help victims of the Taal Volcano eruption valid until December 31, 2022

WATCH: Anxious villagers plead against lockdown of areas near Taal Volcano
JC Gotinga January 22, 2020 - with Video
Residents of lakeside villages in Tanauan City, Batangas, are pleading to be allowed to visit their homes, after the government completely closed off the immediate danger zone around Taal Volcano

DepEd official asks LGU to use gyms for Taal evacuees
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 22, 2020
Batangas Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Merthel Evardome asks local government units to use gyms and sports complexes as evacuation centers before school buildings so children can continue their education

Batangas governor says classes may resume soon in areas not on lockdown
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 22, 2020
Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas says their target is to move evacuees out of all schools within a week and transfer them to other temporary shelters

Handa na ba ang Pilipinas sa oras na sumabog ang bulkang Taal?
GMA Public Affairs Jan 22, 2020

Low sulfur dioxide from Taal, but not time to relax yet
Acor Arceo January 22, 2020
'Hindi porque bumaba ang SO2 (sulfur dioxide) ay safe na tayo, dahil puwedeng nababarahan lamang ang mga labasan ng SO2,' says Phivolcs official Maria Antonia Bornas on Wednesday, January 22

WATCH: Evacuees getting anxious a week since they fled homes near Taal Volcano
JC Gotinga January 22, 2020 - with Video
Evacuees are thankful for the help they are receiving but are worried for their long-term future, with the volcano threatening to destroy their homes and properties

WATCH: Gov't to force residents out of homes in Taal Volcano danger zone
January 21, 2020 - with Video
Elias Fernandez Jr of DILG Calabarzon says they will do everything in their capacity to remove residents who refuse to leave their homes located at the danger zone

Limited facilities hinder SUCs from taking in Taal Volcano evacuees
Bonz Magsambol January 21, 2020
Anakalusugan Representative Michael Defensor says state universities and colleges might be in a better position to accommodate provisional shelters 'because they have more land, structures, and facilities'

House willing to hike supplemental budget for Taal eruption to P50 billion 'if needed'
Mara Cepeda January 21, 2020
Several members of the House committee on rules also donate P500,000 to districts in Batangas affected by the volcanic eruption

DILG issuing show cause orders vs officials allowing Taal danger zone visits
Aika Rey January 21, 2020
After the aerial survey of Taal Volcano, DILG Calabarzon OIC Elias Fernandez Jr says there are still people living at the danger zone

Alert Level 4 stays as Taal Volcano unrest enters 2nd week
Jan 20, 2020
Phivolcs reiterates on Monday, January 20, that people are strongly advised to stay out of high-risk areas surrounding Taal Volcano

WATCH: Taal Volcano eruption hits small vendors hard
Jan 20, 2020 - with Video
In a city that is dependent on tourism, vendors and small businessmen are the hardest hit during a disaster

Phivolcs 'respects' Talisay vice mayor's feelings, but 'firm' in science
Acor Arceo January 21, 2020
'We understand their plight, so we are working doubly hard so we can give them the best information,' says Phivolcs official Maria Antonia Bornas on Tuesday, January 21

Talisay Vice Mayor encourages residents to return home despite lockdown
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 20, 2020
Vice Mayor Charlie Natanauan says residents should return home so they can start clearing up and go back to their normal lives, despite warnings from other authorities that he may be held liable under the law

Duterte wants P30-B supplemental budget for Taal Volcano eruption
Sofia Tomacruz January 20, 2020
'Hindi naman inakalain na puputok so baka magkaroon tayo ng supplemental budget sa Congress, but anyway, everybody is eager to help,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells Batangas residents

DSWD 'ready' if Taal Volcano eruption extends for months
Michelle Abad January 20, 2020
Emergency cash transfers and livelihood assistance are among the forms of aid that the Department of Social Welfare and Development would provide in the long term

DSWD: Food enough in evacuation centers; focus now on hygiene kits, rehabilitation
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 20, 2020
Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Anton Hernandez says it's past the crucial period, so those who want to help can do so in the rehabilitation of affected communities

Año orders stop to 'visiting hours' to Taal Volcano danger zone
Rambo Talabong January 20, 2020 - with Videos
'I don't see the logic of giving 4 hours when in fact you don't even know when it will erupt and in a matter of minutes, everybody will die,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

WATCH: Vendors clean People's Park in Tagaytay in hopes of quick reopening
Jan 20, 2020 - with Video
The vendors hope that Taal Volcano stops erupting so the park can be thoroughly cleaned with their help and be open to the public again

Taal Volcano threat not over a week since eruption began
January 19, 2020
Phivolcs official Maria Antonia Bornas says on Sunday, January 19, that they are looking at all scenarios for Taal Volcano

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' after Taal Volcano spews ash near Manila
Jinky Jorgio, Jessie Yeung and Alaa Elassar, CNN January 13, 2020 - with Video
Philippine authorities have urged a "total evacuation" of nearly half a million people near the capital Manila, after a volcano spewed ash up to nine miles (14 kilometers) into the air Sunday prompting warnings of a possible "explosive eruption."

'Steady' emission, cracks widen as Taal Volcano stays under Alert Level 4
January 18, 2020 - with Video
Phivolcs says on Friday, January 17, that 'steady steam emission' has been observed from Taal Volcano, while existing fissures or cracks in parts of Batangas have widened by a few centimeters

Batangas gov't: More than 160,000 evacuees as Taal Volcano still rumbles
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 18, 2020
The Batangas provincial government says this number does not include evacuees who opted to stay with relatives and friends

WATCH: Taal evacuees rummage for clothes that fit
January 18, 2020 - with Video
Finding the right clothes in distribution centers becomes some sort of a treasure hunt for evacuees who only brought their essentials when they fled their communities

With Taal Volcano magma still rising, Alert Level 4 remains
January 18, 2020
'Habang may paggalaw ng magma, ibig sabihin hindi pa talaga siya humuhupa,' says Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr on Saturday, January 18

PARTLY FALSE: 'Lava will come out of the fissures' caused by Taal Volcano activity
January 18, 2020
Based on Phivolcs' hazard maps, there are only 5 potential eruption vents, all found in Volcano Island or Taal Lake

Lost and damaged: Taal Volcano steals livelihoods
Agence France-Presse January 18, 2020
Fishermen, coffee growers, and more lose their sources of income as Taal Volcano erupts

WATCH: Taal Volcano’s crater up close
Rambo Talabong January 17, 2020 - with Video
Here is an aerial video of Taal Volcano up close days after it blew tons of ash into the air

Netizens defend Phivolcs amid criticisms
Bianca Velasco January 17, 2020
'Stupidity is blaming a scientific institution for failure in doing the impossible: predicting volcanic eruptions,' one netizen says

11 Batangas towns on total lockdown amid Taal eruption
Aika Rey January 17, 2020
More towns are now under lockdown amid the continuing threat of a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption

Taal Volcano showing 'weak' emission, but 'intense' tremors
January 16, 2020
Phivolcs says a hazardous eruption is still 'imminent,' but it is now looking at the possibility that there may be a lull for a considerable period of time

Batangas town pushes 'adopt-a-family' scheme for its evacuees
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 16, 2020
Mataasnakahoy Vice Mayor Jay Ilagan has appealed to residents of other Batangas towns to host their evacuees

Malacañang defends Phivolcs amid criticism over Taal eruption warnings
Sofia Tomacruz January 16, 2020
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with state volcanologists' response to the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano

Robredo fact-checks Uson: Why let a fake news peddler get taxpayers' money?
Mara Cepeda January 17, 2020 - with Video
Known online propagandist and OWWA official Mocha Uson falsely claims the food packs donated by the Vice President's office to the Taal victims contained only 5 pieces of pan de sal and a bottle of water

Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones
Jan 16, 2020
To ensure public order and safety in areas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday said residents who insist on returning to their homes in high-risk areas should be arrested.

Cavite declares state of calamity due to Taal Volcano eruption
Loreben Tuquero January 15, 2020
The Cavite provincial government allocates P15 million, mainly for evacuation centers housing evacuees from neighboring Batangas

Batangas declares state of calamity due to Taal Volcano eruption
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 13, 2020 - with Video
The declaration will hasten the use of funds for relief operations

5 Batangas towns now under total lockdown due to Taal eruption
Jan 16, 2020 - with Video
Authorities impose the lockdown to keep people away from danger, says Batangas police provincial director Edwin Quilates

Taal Volcano eruption: What we know about affected towns, cities
January 15, 2020
Here are figures showing the impact of the eruption on affected communities in Batangas and Cavite, based on the latest situation report of the NDRRMC

TIMELINE: Taal Volcano's January 2020 eruption
January 16, 2020
Here’s what has happened so far

Taal Volcano's 2020 eruption: What we know so far
Acor Arceo January 16, 2020
What exactly is going on at the Taal Volcano? Were warnings delayed? Is the worst over? Here are answers to some of your top questions.

FAST FACTS: Taal Volcano alert levels
January 15, 20 20 - with Video
Taal Volcano, which has been put under Alert Level 4, shows signs that hazardous eruption is possible within days

WATCH: Life inside an evacuation center amid Taal Volcano’s unrest
January 16, 2020 - with Video
Evacuees value their properties and their animals. But nothing, they emphasize, is as valuable as life.

Eager to help, Filipinos crowdsource info to aid victims of Taal Volcano eruption
Samantha Bagayas January 17, 2020
A number of Filipinos focus their attention on making sense of information and updates on social media to aid and guide relief efforts

LIST: Countries offer aid amid Taal Volcano eruption
Sofia Tomacruz January 17, 2020
Foreign countries start to offer aid for affected communities as the Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 4 with hazardous eruption 'imminent'

Batangas creates Taal Volcano donation hub, systematizes relief efforts
Loreben Tuquero January 16, 2020
Lack of coordination with local government units results in surplus of relief goods in some evacuation centers and a shortage in others

Batangueños uneasy about future amid imminent Taal Volcano eruption
Ericka Nieto January 16, 2020
Carrying the trauma of fleeing because of the volcanic eruption, evacuees in Lipa and Malvar also fear they may have to rebuild their lives from scratch

WATCH: Taal Volcano evacuees arrive in Dasmariñas, Cavite
JC Gotinga January 16, 2020 - with Video
Cavite province takes in some 15,000 evacuees from neighboring Batangas, and allots P15 million in calamity funds to assist them

Manila Cathedral opens slots for weddings affected by Taal Volcano eruption
January 16, 2020
The church says it is accommodating January and February weddings scheduled in places affected by the eruption

WATCH: Fishermen risk lives for catch around restive Taal Volcano
JC Gotinga January 16, 2020 - with Video
Staring danger in the face, these fathers and sons continue working for their families' survival

WATCH: Batangueños dance the 'Subli' to quiet restive Taal Volcano
JC Gotinga January 15, 2020 - with Video
The unique ritual is performed in good times as a form of thanksgiving, and in troubled times to avert misfortune

'No man's land': Duterte declares Taal Volcano island off-limits
Sofia Tomacruz January 15, 2020
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año will be in charge of implementing the order, but he would need funds to relocate thousands of residents

Taal Volcano threat persists, at least 466 volcanic earthquakes recorded
January 15, 2020
Phivolcs says on Wednesday, January 15, that 'intense seismic activity' indicates magma is still rising and the possibility of a 'hazardous' eruption remains

Lorenzana urges Duterte: Declare Taal 'no man's land'
Sofia Tomacruz January 15, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte does not give a categorical answer to the suggestion and ruminates instead on the warm bodies needed to prevent people from returning to the island volcano

LIST: Medicines, medical supplies under price control in areas affected by Taal eruption
Janella Paris January 14, 2020
The Department of Health orders a price freeze on over 200 essential medicines and medical supplies in Batangas, which declared a state of calamity after the eruption of Taal Volcano

WATCH: Taal Volcano tremors damage homes in Batangas
JC Gotinga January 14, 2020 - with Video
A massive rift on the ground spans the Taal Lake ridge all the way to the sea, cutting through a neighborhood in Lemery town

5 Batangas towns without electricity due to Taal eruption
January 14-15, 2020
Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Sta Teresita, Talisay and Laurel towns are without power
PARTLY FALSE: Power outage over 'entire Laguna'
Ashfall affects electricity only in some areas of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna, and Meralco is already working to restore power in these places. Look more HERE

Biñan City is turning Taal Volcano's ash into bricks
Bonz Magsambol January 14, 2020
The bricks produced from the ash will be used for constructing facilities in Biñan City. Look more HERE

FACT CHECK: False alerts, warnings over Taal Volcano eruption
January 14, 2020
Here are the false claims we and our readers spotted online about the Taal Volcano eruption

Cavite lawmaker wants House probe into gov’t response to Taal eruption
Mara Cepeda January 14, 2020
Congressman Elpidio Barzaga Jr also says charges should be filed against 'unscrupulous persons' who raised the prices of face masks, food, and other supplies

Experts say Sotto’s cloud seeding proposal vs ashfall needs further study
Aika Rey January 14, 2020
Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum says among the things to be considered are the volume of rain to be produced, where the rain would fall, and the threat of lahar.

Major Taal eruption still possible as volcanic quakes persist, cracks emerge
January 14, 2020
Volcanic earthquakes continue and fissures or cracks are seen in parts of Batangas, indicating that Taal Volcano magma continues to rise

FALSE: ‘Photo’ of lightning streaks during Taal Volcano eruption
January 14, 2020
The photo shows a volcano in Chile from 2015, not Taal

Residents evacuated from Taal Volcano danger zone still live in fear
Loreben Tuquero January 14, 2020 - with Video
Apart from the imminent eruption and the constant earthquakes, displaced residents also fear about what comes after this calamity

In the ghost town of Taal, dozens of evacuees wait in fear
Loreben Tuquero January 14, 2020 - with Video
Dozens of evacuees remain in an evacuation site that shudders with every tremor

It turns out, not everyone needs face mask after Taal Volcano ashfall
Shaira Panela January 13, 2020
UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology's Dr Gerry Bagtasa says many air quality sensors, at least in Quezon City, have recorded low levels of air pollution

Philippine archbishop urges prayers, aid amid volcano eruption
13 January 2020
Taal Volcano showed streams of lava beginning to gush out of the vent on Monday, with a thick dark cloud of ash, smoke and steam in the sky. Thousands have been ordered to evacuate from around the island and its surrounding areas since the volcano became active on Sunday.

More than 23,000 people flee as Taal Volcano spews ash, lava – Army
JC Gotinga January 13, 2020
The Philippine Army has been evacuating residents, and reports a higher figure than the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Taal Volcano
Jodesz Gavilan January 13, 2020
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) classifies Taal Volcano, with its 47 craters and 4 maars, as a complex volcano system

Taal Volcano spews kilometer-high ash column
January 12, 2020 - with Video
Phivolcs raises Alert Level 4 for the Taal Volcano in Batangas after a phreatic explosion on Sunday. 'Hazardous' Taal Volcano eruption possible 'within hours to days'
Phivolcs raises Alert Level 4 for the Taal Volcano in Batangas on Sunday evening, January 12, warning that a 'hazardous' eruption is 'imminent'

At least 16 residents trapped in Taal danger zone
Loreben Tuquero January 13, 2020 - with Video
The mayor of Balete, Batangas says the residents refused to leave their livestock behind. They will be forced to evacuate on Monday morning, January 13, when visibility in the area improves.

Military deploys trucks, disaster teams to assist Southern Tagalog residents
January 12, 2020
All military units in Luzon are on red alert as residents brace for the possible 'hazardous eruption' of Taal Volcano in Batangas

LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila
January 12, 2020 - with Photos and Video
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the Taal Volcano ashfall has reached as far as Quezon City

At least 3 Batangas towns evacuate as Taal Volcano spews ash
January 12, 2020
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed authorities to make sure people near the restive Taal Volcano are 'out of the danger zone'

How to stay safe during volcanic ashfall
Janella Paris January 12, 2020
The Department of Health warns of potential health effects as ashfall from Taal Volcano reaches Calabarzon and Metro Manila

Look more about Lake Taal HERE and below:

The rich history of Taal tucked in the southern part of Batangas as it shows how the town rose from the ashes of disaster following the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.

A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism

FALSE: Binintiang Malaki is 'not real' Taal Volcano
Jan 20, 2020

Taal Volcano has 47 craters and Binintiang Malaki is among them. When Taal erupted in 1707, it is said to have resulted in the creation of this crater.


Through his own lens: Albert Garcia gets up close with Pinatubo, Taal
Feb 01, 2020

Award-winning photojournalist Albert Garcia talks to Rappler about covering the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo and the Taal Volcano

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1991 Pinatubo explosion slowed down sea level rise – study
by KD Suarez August 23, 2016

Sea level rise temporarily slowed down because of the massive 1991 explosion, but it is again speeding up, scientists say
The 1991 explosion of Mount Pinatubo in Zambales slowed down the gradual rise in sea levels due to global warming – and its effects are now waning, scientists said in a study.


Mount Pinatubo 1991, 2013, 2017 and 2019

an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountains separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains.

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Looking back: When Mount Pinatubo blew its top
Gwen de la Cruz Jun 16, 2015
Mount Pinatubo’s eruption on June 15, 1991, is considered the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. It is also a case study on the importance of preparedness in reducing casualties from natural calamities.

Breathtaking Nagsasa Cove, beauty from destruction
Rhea Claire Madarang June 28, 2015
Over 20 years ago, Mt. Pinatubo spewed out dark clouds of ash that fell on Nagsasa Cove. Today, Nagsasa's shoreline is a beautiful beach, now a popular tourist attraction, particularly for campers.

Mount Pinatubo
an active stratovolcano in the Zambales Mountains, located on the tripoint boundary of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga, all in Central Luzon on the northern island of Luzon. Its eruptive history was unknown to most before the pre-eruption volcanic activities of 1991, just before June. Pinatubo was heavily eroded, inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forests which supported a population of several thousand indigenous Aetas.

the Video Aetas - Zambales - Rising from the Ashes in the album: "Tribes all known as: Abian, Aeta, Agiyan, Agta, Bihug, Bikol, Camarines Norte Agta, Kabihug, etc."

Above: How Pinatubo lahar affected Pampanga during the April 22, 2019 earthquake


Asin; Pagbabalik : Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran

Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon.
How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?
January 17, 2018 - day 5 of Mayon's volcanic activity

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines.
Meet George Cordovilla, the ‘tiger of Mayon’
Oct 14, 2017
George Cordovilla’s life’s worth of efforts to climb, conserve, and protect the volcano earns him the monicker “Tiger of Mayon.”
The Cagsawa Ruins Of Albay
Oct 16, 2014
The Cagsawa Ruins is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Bicol Region. The story of how it was destroyed by Mayon Volcano's eruptions was told generation by generation. But now, a cultural consultant claims the church is NOT buried under volcanic soil. David Santos has that story from Albay.

This Restored Photo Could Prove Cagsawa Church Was Not Buried by Mayon Volcano Eruption
Mario Alvaro Limos JUL 8, 2019
The photos came from a collection of nitrate negatives, which were restored and developed by the American Geographical Society Library.

2 ash eruptions from Mayon volcano seen November 26
November 26, 2018
The volcano in Albay remains under Alert Level 2, which means 'a moderate level of unrest'

After months of quiet, Mayon volcano erupts again
Rhaydz B. Barcia July 01, 2018
'There's no time to relax. Even if the volcano looks calm from the distance, from our instrument, the volcano is still in abnormal condition,' says Phivolcs resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta.

Budiao Church ruins excavated after more than 200 years
Rhaydz B. Barcia May 06, 2018
Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines are excavating the ruins of the historic Budiao Church, which were buried during Mayon volcano's deadliest eruption in 1814. Only the walls of the church remain visible.

Mayon volcano and its remains in memory
Benre J. Zenarosa February 03, 2018
Kuya was a force of nature, a stratovolcano like Mayon if you will, with his periodic eruptions.

Mayon Presentation Situation 21 Dec 2009 or as pdf HERE

Haunting Tale of Cagsawa Ruins

Scaling Mayon, the Living Mountain

The Legend of Mayon Volcano

and more HERE and HERE

LOOK: Mayon Volcano 'crater glow' as it stays under Alert Level 2
Acor Arceo February 05, 2020

Phivolcs reminds the public that Mayon Volcano has been under Alert Level 2 since March 29, 2018, which means a 'moderate level of unrest'
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) gave the public a glimpse of what it called the "crater glow" of Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay.
Phivolcs posted the photos on its Facebook page on Wednesday, February 5, saying that these were taken on Tuesday evening, February 4, from the Mayon Volcano Observatory in Ligñon Hill, Legazpi City.

PNP Bicol hunts thieves who stole Phivolcs equipment monitoring Mayon Volcano
Rhaydz B. Barcia February 07, 2020
The PNP chief of Bicol orders Albay cops to get the culprits ASAP


Mount Isarog - a potentially active stratovolcano
'Yaman ng Isarog,' a documentary by Kara David (with subtitles)
Nov 9, 2016 - Aired: October 10, 2015
This video entitled ‘Yaman ng Isarog’ features ‘the role of Mt. Isarog during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines.’

Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur is Mt. Mayon's gentler sister, but aside from its natural beauty, secret caverns carved by the Japanese add mystery to the character of the mountain.

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Active volcanoes in the Philippines
Gwen de la Cruz Feb 07, 2015

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.

Mount Apo

a large solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano in the island of Mindanao. With an elevation of 2,954 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII.

Mount Apo set to reopen to the public
Editha Caduaya March 29, 2017
The country's highest mountain, closed to the public since a fire razed it in March 2016, will soon be open to trekkers.

A visit to Mt. Apo, experiencing a world within a world
Louie Lapat March 28, 2016
The beauty of this mountain and the fulfillment that awaits adventurous souls who climb it should be experienced by every Filipino. It's our moral obligation to protect it for future generations

above Lake Agco, Mount Apo National Park

Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano

the southernmost stratovolcano on Luzon Island

Important: The Department of Tourism has issued a travel advisory on tourists against getting close to the restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon or venturing at its danger zone declared by authorities within its four-kilometer radius.

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 for Bulusan Volcano
Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon is now 'in an abnormal condition' and sudden phreatic or steam-driven eruptions are possible, warns Phivolcs on Monday, July 6, 2020

June 10, 2016: Mount Bulusan erupts

May 7, 2015: Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon erupts again

June 19, 2016 Mt. Bulusan spews ash anew
by Rhaydz B. Barcia
A steam-driven explosion sends a 300-meter column of ash into the air

Important Videos: in the album WARNINGS about eruptions

May 2, 2015: More Mt. Bulusan explosions may follow - Phivolcs
Despite the current lull in activities of Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned residents of possible phreatic explosions following the explosion of ash and steam from the volcano Friday morning.

May 14, 2015: Bulusan watch: Managing the unpredictable
To establish Permanent Danger Zones is the government's job, but to follow them is the public's.
Disaster officials in Sorsogon City and Bicol region are watching Mount Bulusan closely after two small eruptions in one week. Bulusan is notorious for sudden eruptions that defy instruments of prediction.

Mount Banahaw

alternative spelling: Banahao or Banájao. The three-peaked volcano complex is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. Part of a volcanic group, it is located along the boundary of Laguna and Quezon provinces, on the island of Luzon. The mountain is considered by many as a "Holy mountain" and is popular among pilgrims along with mountain climbers. Banahaw is a national park and a protected area in the Philippines since 1941, and is now called Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape

the above about Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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The Power Mountain - From Ritualism to Spirituality
Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

the Videos Mount Banahaw in the album Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites - Etc.

The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". These are composed of unique, natural features such as rocks, caves and springs with shrines erected in, on or around them, their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

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Mount Arayat
is an inactive basaltic volcano on Luzon Island, Philippines, rising to a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft). The volcano has a breached crater on its northwest side with a smaller andesitic dome in the collapse amphitheater. There are no historical records of eruption in Arayat

5,000 people threatened by Arayat landslides refuse to leave homes
Jun A. Malig October 01, 2018 - with Video
About 80% of those in San Juan Baño village earn their living by planting vegetables and fruits on the mountain, and the proposed relocation site is 'too far away'

Mt. Arayat/ Arayat Trail (1,030+)
August 10, 2007 by Ivan Henares


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in the album Taal Volcano, ERUPTION, Evacuation, Resettlement, Rehabilitation Program

A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism
Oct 27, 2017

Delegates of this year’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals visit Taal Volcano to witness how local communities are ensuring the protection of migratory birds in the area. Jee Geronimo reports


Feb 27, 2020 ABS-CBN News

The rich history of Taal tucked in the southern part of Batangas as it shows how the town rose from the ashes of disaster following the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.

also spelled as Kanla-on or Canlaon

The country's largest active volcano and Visayas' highest mountain is Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Island. As the highest mountain in the Visayas, it is majestic.

The Video: Over 104 quakes recorded from Kanlaon volcano
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
Over a hundred earthquakes were recorded from Kanlaon Volcano in the past 24 hours.

The Video: Alert Level 1 nakataas pa rin sa Bulkang Kanlaon
Jun 23, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Nakataas pa rin ang Alert Level 1 sa Bulkang Kanlaon. Patuloy pa rin itong nagbubuga ng usok at nakapagtala na ng higit 100 na pagyanig ang Phivolcs sa nakalipas na 24 oras. Ito at ilan pang malalaking balita sa News Patrol ngayong Hunyo 23, 2020.

Phivolcs records 136 earthquakes at Kanlaon Volcano in 24 hours
Acor Arceo June 22, 2020
State volcanologists remind the public that Kanlaon Volcano has been under Alert Level 1 since March 11, which means it is in a period of unrest

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Negros Occidental updates preps as Mt Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2
Marchel P. Espina July 14, 2018
Provincial disaster risk management officials say there is no cause for alarm yet but local communities should always be prepared for a 'worst case scenario'

After 3 years, Mount Kanlaon reopens trails
Marchel P. Espina July 13, 2017
Trekkers can now climb Mount Kanlaon after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lowered the alert status of the active volcano to normal status.

Mount Kanlaon erupts anew
Jee Y. Geronimo June 18, 2016
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports Mount Kanlaon's phreatic explosion.

3 Negros Occidental LGUs affected by Kanlaon ashfall
Marchel P. Espina June 19, 2016
Mount Kanlaon remains under Alert Level 1 status, which means it is at an abnormal condition and is in period of current unrest

Volcanic risks for Canlaon Volcano


Volcanoes in the Philippines by Christian Homo Banta

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7100 islands. Most of these islands are of volcanic origin. There are 37 volcanoes in the Philippines, of which 18 are still active volcanoes.

Mt. Hibok-hibok
In the mystical island of Camiguin in Northern Mindanao stands its most famous volcano, Mt. Hibok-Hibok volcano (also known as Catarman volcano) the youngest and the only historically active volcano on Camiguin Island, which is located 9 km off the north coast of Mindanao Island.

Geologic history of Camiguin Island and its volcanoes

Climbing Hibok-Hibok

Mount Makiling, or Mount Maquiling, is a dormant volcano located on the border of Laguna province and Batangas

Trekking Mt. Makiling (Traverse)
Sto. Tomas, Batangas Province

The Legend of Maria Makiling


Philippine Volcanoes


Why are there so many active volcanoes in the Philippines
GMA Public Affairs Jan 21, 2020
In light of the recent events involving the Taal Volcano's eruption, let's take a look back at the other active volcanoes in the Philippines.


What is a phreatic eruption
GMA Public Affairs Jan 21, 2020
Ayon sa PHIVOLCS, isa raw "phreatic eruption" ang nangyaring pagsabog ng Bulkang Taal kamakailan. Ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin nito?

The Philippines now has 415 classified caves
Publish by Official Gazette December 21, 2015

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has classified 51 caves to guide communities on their responsible management. Prior to this, 364 caves had already been classified by the agency according to their characteristics.

Caves of the Philippines

Sagada's cave system

Sumaguing Cave - Sagada

A visit to Sagada will never be complete without venturing to one of the best this place might offer. Aptly called as the Big Cave, it is perhaps the most popular and frequently visited place.


Look desription on each video - album in the album Cave systems in the album Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc.

Pangasinan Cave Systems

Bani Pangasinan - Nalsoc Cave System

Nalsoc cave video presentation. The video shows the pictures taken by Balincaguin Conservancy Team at Nalsoc Cave located at Brgy. Colayo Bani Pangasinan. Cave Formations and bats, insects, reservoir inside the cave, pools and sinkholes outside the cave are also presented.
Mabini Pangasinan and Cacupangan Cave

The top secret beauty of Municipality of Mabini Pangasinan - "Home of the Cacupangan Cave System". Legendary Sto. Niño Church, Town proper of Mabini, Extreme and beautiful caves like Cacupangan cave and Waterfalls are presented.
Sumaguing Cave, Sagada

Sumaguing cave has the most beautiful, amazing formation of stalactites and stalagmites, it takes a day or more to explore, explore a lot of underground river outlet.
Samar Cave system:

Sohoton Caves and Cadac-an River - The Golden River cruise of Basey - Samar

Cadac-an River is the biggest river in the area, with the mouth currently measuring about 500 meters.

Look more about Cadac-an River - the Golden River above HERE
Jiabong Caves, Caving in Samar Island

Samar longest underwater caves
Look contact company on the video
Historical caves sa Kapangan, Benguet, bisitahin
Dec 26, 2019 ABS-CBN News
Aran Cave in Benguet offers extreme adventures for adrenaline junkies
A perfect spot for spelunking and is only forty minutes away from Baguio, the Aran Cave in Benguet is a great summer destination. Apr 16, 2016
San Isidro Cave and Subterranean River, Marinduque

Bohol Caves Exploring Bohol Caves

Bohol Island is made up of extensive karst (limestone) formations, such as sinkholes, ravines, the curious Chocolate Hills, and a large number of caves, many of them unexplored.

Kutawato Caves also called Kutang Bato Caves

located at Barangay Poblacion I, Cotabato City

The caves have four entrances right in the heart of the city, the Provincial Capitol Cave, Bagua Cave, Caverna Español and the Kuweba ni Satur

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Caves as shelters during disasters
by/Jennina June - Leira Lanza September 15, 2015

Before Typhoon Hagupit struck Samar, 16 families from Basiao village made their way to Saob caves, to seek refuge from the storm.
Marlita feels safe and assured knowing that Saob cave is their evacuation point. She and her family will continue to practice the same kind of preparedness for future disasters.

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar
by Jazmin Bonifacio April 20, 2017
Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster.
Residents of Marabut town learned the importance of disaster preparedness the hard way after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) obliterated their coastal villages, killing 23 people in its wake.


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A Survey of Coral Disease Prevalence in Marine Protected Areas and Fished Reefs of the Central Visayas
Reef Check Reef Check Cebu
Mike and Nora Ross, Coastal Dynamics Foundation

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