Posts Tagged ‘Taal Volcano’

Six Communities Affected By 500+ Metric Ton Fishkill in Taal Lake, Philippines

05/28/2011 1 comment

“MANILA — Fishkill hit five towns and a city in Batangas province, with almost 500 metric tons of dead milk fish (bangus) floating on Taal Lake Saturday.

Television and radio reports said the incident happened as early as Thursday, but residents in Talisay, Batangas are now worried as the number of dead milk fish continues to increase.

Talisay Mayor Zenaida Mendoza said in a Bombo Radyo report that several more fish have appeared Saturday. Authorities said the damage is now reaching P53 million.” Read more.

Update 6/1/2011: More dead fish found in Taal – “BATANGAS, Philippines – Another 200 tons of fish have died in Talisay, Batangas Tuesday night after a sharp decrease in oxygen levels in Taal Lake, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said. A BFAR study showed that the oxygen level in Taal was depleted in half due to the transition to rainy season. BFAR said it may take several more days before conditions at the lake normalize.” Read more.

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Philippines: Taal Volcano Showing Signs of Activity, Government May Implement Forced Evacuation

04/19/2011 Leave a comment

“MANILA, Philippines – Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said today that the government is prepared to implement a forced evacuation of residents living near restive Taal volcano.

‘The government will implement a forced evacuation if and when necessary,’ Soliman said in a statement.

Soliman said that the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) regional office has already distributed 400 food packs and 400 non-food items to the affected families.

She said that at least 88 families, composed of 344 persons, have been affected by the Taal Volcano’s increased activity.”  Read more.

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Entire Island Could Be ‘Obliterated’ During Eruption, Taal Volcano Residents Must Move Out Permanently

04/13/2011 Leave a comment

“BATANGAS CITY— The chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has urged the local government here to start drawing up a long-term relocation plan for people living on Taal Volcano as he warned that the entire volcano island could be ‘obliterated’ in case of an eruption.

‘Sometimes nature will prevail, the people have to leave so why not invest now in the long term to avoid [endangering] people’s lives,’ Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum told a meeting of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council of Batangas on Monday.”  Read more.


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