- The Office of the Vice President is already preparing for relief operations in Bulusan
- VP Leni Robredo took to Twitter and gave an update to the public
- Her office has also identified the immediate needs, which include face masks and bottled water
- The eruption of Mt. Bulusan has been sudden and videos of which have been shared on social media
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VP Leni Robredo took to Twitter and informed the public that the Office of the Vice President is already preparing relief operations for Bulusan, Sorsogon.
She also said that aside from Bulusan, they are also preparing such operations in surrounding areas.
VP Leni noted that they have identified the immediate needs in affected areas.
These include face masks and bottled water.
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"We are currently preparing for our relief operations in Bulusan, Sorsogon and the surrounding areas. Immediate needs identified are face masks and bottled water."
Videos of the phreatic explosions of Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon were shared on social media.
The explosions happened around 10:30 a.m, and it lasted around 20 minutes.
Phivolcs stated that from Alert Level 0, it raised the alert level to Alert Level 1.
In the video, it could be seen that there was an almost zero visibility in surrounding areas near the volcano.
The ashfall has been quite heavy causing the nearby areas to grow dark as well.
Mount Bulusan is considered as a stratovolcano, which can be found in Sorsogon, in the Bicol Region. It was last reported to have erupted in 2017.
Previously, it was Taal Volcano, which got the attention of everyone due to its activity. According to Phivolcs, the said volcano had a heightened possibility of another eruption On its social media page, Philvolcs likewise posted snapshots of the “relative calm at the surface” Taal Volcano Island. Phivolcs, however, previously publicized that the Taal Volcano Network has been recording “numerous imperceptible volcanic tremors.”
Back then, Phivolcs raised the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 2 to 3. This, after the volcano in Batangas "generated a short-lived dark phreatomagmatic plume one kilometer high." The agency also said that there is magmatic intrusion at Taal’s main crater that may further lead to succeeding eruptions. Phivolcs likewise shared a video showing the volcano’s phreatomagmatic eruption which immediately went viral.