Ashfall from the erupting Taal volcano has reached parts of Batangas, Cavite and Laguna Sunday, according to posts from social media.
A group of about 700 people cut short their leadership training conference in Batangas and boarded different buses to return to Manila, read a post from Tim Pijuan Corpuz-Ng.
Ng also described their situation as she asked netizens for prayers: “The power’s out, there have been earthquakes, the smoke’s painful to the eyes and nose. And it is literally raining mud. Alert level’s raised to 3 stuck in traffic because of the emergency evacuation.”
In Dasmarinas, Cavite, Owen Formento sent photos of ashfall hovering above Washington Place subdivision and blanketing cars.
The office of the Cavite governor declared the suspension of classes in all levels in the province on Monday, 13 January 2020 due to heavy ashfall, read a post from the Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas Senior High School.
Another socmed post says San Pedro, Laguna was aslo experiencing ashfall.
Meanwhile, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesman Mark Timbal said each municipality in the Volcano Island has pre-designated evacuation centers in the mainland where their evacuated population will be temporarily sheltered to be away from the area of volcanic activity. (Video from Owen Formento)