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January 14, 2020

Day 2 IN PHOTOS: Thousands Flee Taal Volcano’s Fury

Day 2 IN PHOTOS: Thousands Flee Taal Volcano’s Fury

Some 5,458 families or a total of 24,508 persons are now taking shelter in 75 different evacuation centers as Taal Volcano continues to erupt and spew hazardous ash.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said internally displaced individuals include residents of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Quezon.

As of yesterday afternoon, at least three major roads in Talisay, Batangas (Tanauan-Talisay-Tagaytay Road) and Tagaytay in Cavite (Tagaytay-Taal Lake Road and Tagaytay-Talisay Road) were not passable due to ashfall.

While airports partially returned to normal operations yesterday, classes and work government remain suspended in Batangas, except for frontline agencies. There are also no classes still in some areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces today as part of the local government units’ precautionary measures.

“The private sector is highly encouraged to suspend work for the safety of their employees,” Malacanang said in a statement, adding work in government in the National Capital Region and Region 3 resumes today.

Here are the images captured by The Philippine STAR photographers who covered various areas in Batangas following the eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12.

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