LEGASPI, Philippines, Dec 31, 2009 (AFP)
Nearly 50,000 Philippine villagers are
likely to spend the first few months of 2010 in evacuation centres amid
concerns the Mayon volcano will erupt, officials said Thursday.
Chief government volcanologist Renato
Solidum warned that although Mayon appeared to be in a lull after two weeks
of spectacular lava flows and ash sprays, technical instruments showed
a major eruption could occur any time.
"The volcano is still active. The
danger is still there. So currently the alert level is still maintained