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Statement on Taal Volcano’s phreatomagmatic eruption

The Executive Department is closely monitoring the situation in the areas near Taal Volcano, which is under Alert Level 3.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and its regional counterparts, together with the local government units, are implementing all relevant precautionary measures, including evacuation of high risk communities near the volcano island as well as the fishermen in Taal Lake.

As of March 27, 2022, 8AM, there are 854 families or 2,894 persons inside 12 evacuation centers in CALABARZON.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has ensured the readiness of its Quick Response Teams and has also ensured standby stockpile of food and non-food items to augment local supplies when needed.

We urge all residents of affected barangays and communities to remain alert and vigilant, get news updates from trusted sources and authorities, and cooperate with concerned agencies while the volcano situation is being monitored for any developments.

Sec. Martin M. Andanar
Presidential Communications Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson

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