At 5:30 PM 12 January 2020, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised alert level 4 over Taal Volcano, indicating that hazardous eruption is possible within hours to days. In its 8:00 AM, 26 January 2020 advisory, the agency has lowered the alert status of Taal Volcano from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency towards hazardous Eruption), recommending that entry into Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone within seven 7-kilometer radius from the Main Crater is strictly prohibited.
Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
A total of 124,764 families or 464,728 persons were affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Region CALABARZON
II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
a. Inside Evacuation Centers
There are 19,131 families or 66,989 persons taking temporary shelter in 415 evacuation centers in Region CALABARZON