THE Calabarzon Police was placed on alert in case there’s a need to evacuate residents near and in the surrounding areas of Taal Volcano, which continues to emit sulfur dioxide.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Eleazar said concerned police offices and units should start coordinating with local government units to find out if there are residents in need of assistance due to the volcano’s continuing state of unrest.
He noted that the local police offices should also monitor developments on the volcano’s activity.
“Mas maganda po na tayo’y maging alerto at handa para matiyak ang kaligtasan ng bawat isa,” PGen. Eleazar said..
Alert Level 2 is hoisted over Taal Volcano, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), as steam-driven or gas explosion or gas accumulation may occur under this level.
PHIVOLCS also said the entire Taal Volcano Island should be off-limits.
“Sisiguraduhin po nating walang makalalapit sa nasabing isla,” the PNP Chief assured.
In January 2020, the police raised its security status on some areas in Calabarzon, especially in Batangas, following Taal Volcano’s phreatic eruption.