President Duterte conducts aerial inspection amid Taal Volcano’s intense unrest

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President Rodrigo Duterte, together with Senator Bong, on a flight from Davao City to Manila, conducted an aerial inspection to see the effect of Taal Volcano’s phreatic eruption.

“Nagsagawa ng aerial inspection sina Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at Senator Bong Go ngayong umaga, January 13, upang malaman kung gaano kalaki ang epekto ng pagsabog ng Bulkang Taal,” the office of Senator Go said.

“Galing sila sa Davao City at pabalik ng Manila. First to land din sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) ngayong araw ang eroplanong kanilang sinakyan,” it added.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has placed Taal Volcano at Alert Level 4 which means hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo earlier said President Duterte “has already given instructions to undertake measures necessary to place the people within the perimeter of Taal out of the danger zone.”

“Concerned agencies of the national government are now working closely with the Provincial Government of Batangas to ensure the safety of the residents, including their evacuation,” Panelo added.