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, 14 February 2020 advisory, the agency has lowered the alert status of Taal Volcano from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest), recommending that entry into Taal Volcano Island (TVI), Taal’s Permanent Danger Zone must be strictly prohibited.
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
A total of 220,673 families or 846,815 persons were affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in 228 barangays in Region CALABARZON (see Table 1).