As of this writing, the continuous eruption of the Taal Volcano has already spewed ash plumes as high as 14 kilometers above its crater. Heavy ashfall has affected many surrounding towns and cities, including Metro Manila.

Near ground zero, in the towns leading to the majestic Taal Lake, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has ordered the closure of three national road sections due to zero-visibility as a result of the volcanic eruption.

These roads are the Tagaytay-Talisay road (the road going down to Talisay from the Tagaytay rotunda), the Tagaytay-Taal Lake road and the Tanauan-Talisay-Tagaytay road. Three towns near the Taal Lake have also been evacuated.


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has also warned the public that there is a possibility of a large eruption with lava within the next hours or days. If you're not part of the teams critical to the evacuation and public safety, the government advises to just remain indoors and wait for further announcements.