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PETA asks for relief items for animals amid Taal eruption

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PETA asks for relief items for animals amid Taal eruption
A resident bathes his cow of ash in Taal Lake after they rescued them from a farm at Barangay Bignay, Batangas on Monday.
The STAR / Miguel de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 3:35 p.m., Jan. 23, 2020) — Animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for items needed for relief operations for animals affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas.

PETA has deployed its animal rescue team to provide food and basic veterinary care to animals at evacuation centers.

The organization said it is also ready to provide help to animals on Taal Volcano Island itself when permitted.

"If you see any animals in need of help, please reach us on 0966-442-1708," PETA Asia said on Facebook.

PETA also asked for donations of the following items:

  • Telescope (to search for signs of life on the island)
  • Dog and cat food
  • Face masks
  • Leashes and collars

Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at PETA Asia headquarters at United 706, Fedman Building, 199 Salcedo Street in Legaspi Village, Makati.

The organization can also be contacted at 8817-5292.

PETA Asia is also accepting cash donations as it continues its rescue operations for animals on the volcano island and surrounding areas.

Cash assistance may be deposited in the following account: Metrobank, PETA Asia-Pacific Limited (007-066-31632-3).

Alert level 4 is still raised over Taal Volcano, indicating that hazardous eruption is possible within hours to days.

Phivolcs reiterated its call for total evacuation of the volcano island, as well as high-risk areas within the 14-kilometer radius of the main crater. 

The agency also advised those in the southwest areas to stay alert against the effects of heavy and prolonged ash fall. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

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LATEST UPDATE: July 11, 2021 - 9:45am

Get updates as Phivolcs issues warnings over activity in Taal Volcano. (Main photo by Philstar.com/Rosette Adel)

July 11, 2021 - 9:45am

State volcanologists record 75 volcanic earthquakes from Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours as of 5 a.m. on July 11.

Phivolcs says these include 61 volcanic tremors that lasted from one to 25 minutes with  weak background tremor.

Alert Level 3 is still raised over Taal Volcano.

July 9, 2021 - 12:16pm

Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas has issued a memorandum restricting leisure travel in high-risk areas located within the 7-kilometer radius of the Taal Volcano crater.

In Memorandum Circular No. 01 Series of 2021, leisure travel to Barangays Banyaga and Bilibinwang in Agoncillo town and Barangays Buso-buso, Gulod and Bugaan East in the town of Laurel shall not be allowed. 

Prohibited activities include staycations, going to a recreational area, resort, camping, sunbathing, pool swimming, picknicking, island hopping, group water activities, partying and merriment events and other similar activities. — The STAR/Arnell Ozaeta

July 4, 2021 - 4:40pm

State volcanologists record the highest levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide from Taal Volcano.

As of Sunday afternoon, Phivolcs log at an average of 22,628 tonnes/day and a total of 26 strong and very shallow low-frequency volcanic earthquakes.

"In view of the above, DOST-PHIVOLCS is reminding the public that Alert Level 3 prevails over Taal Volcano and that current SO2 parameters indicate ongoing magmatic extrusion at the Main Crater that may further drive succeeding explosions," Phivolcs says in an advisory.

July 4, 2021 - 9:07am

Alert Level 3 is still raised over Taal Volcano as Phivolcs records 31 volcanic earthquakes and weak background tremor in the past 24 hours.

Entering Taal Volcano Island and high-risk barangays Agoncillo and Laurel, as well as sailing through Taal Lake, is still prohibited.

Phivolcs warns that pyroclastic density currents or base surge, volcanic tsunami and ashfall are possible.

July 2, 2021 - 11:49am

The government has activated Joint Task Force Taal to help with evacuation and potential relief operations, the Palace says Friday, June 2.

Police and Coast Guard units have also been put on alert for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

"The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 4-A is on heightened alert and has stockpiles of relief support consisting of food packs amounting to P1.4 million and non-food items worth P11 million," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque also says.

"We ask residents in the areas surrounding the volcano lake to remain vigilant, take precautionary measures, cooperate with their local authorities should the need for evacuation arise," he also says.

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