- Resourceful Pinoys will always find a way to adapt to any situation
- Mayon Volcano has been erupting since January 22
- A man in Bicol found a way to block volcanic ashes despite the lack of face masks
Residents of the province of Albay have been dealing with thick volcanic ash since January 22 because of the continued volcanic activity of Mt. Mayon.
Problem is, not enough face masks are available.
The heaviest accumulation of volcanic ash happened on January 22 in Guinobatan, Albay.
Just an hour and a half after midday, the whole city was engulfed in darkness.
The next day, while Mayon still continue to threaten a hazardous eruption, a Guinobatan resident provided comic relief to fellow Bicolanos and the rest of the Filipino netizens.
Facebook user Kay Hent Morfz posted pictures of his friend in a hilarious moment.
In the photos, resident Mark John Viray is shown with his nose and mouth fully covered, not with a face mask, but with a sanitary pad!
Kay explained in his caption: "Since nagkakaubusan na ng face mask,,,an improvised mask will do....look guys!!! iba talaga ang pinoy...MADISKARTE!!!"
It seems like Mark really put an effort on his improvised mask. As can be seen in the photo, he even put a string to lock the mask in place.
Netizens laughed at the silliness of the make-shift mask and also praised his resourcefulness.
Because of the severity of the situation in Albay, face masks are a necessity to protect the residents. However, not everyone were able to get their hands on one.
Camarines Sur's Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) distributed face masks on January 22.
Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines.
It started showing volcanic activity on January 13 when it spewed ash, rocks, mud, and lava as it prepares for an eruption.
On January 22, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Alert Level 4.
Officials say residents should prepare for a possible Alert Level 5 or hazardous eruption.
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