Pregnant with more than 7000 islands, Philippines is one ofthose resorting stations that are highly depreciated compared to otherenthralling spots in Southeast Asia.
However, for the itinerant that do go, youwill be satisfied with perpetual bleached sandy beaches, lucid waters, lustrousmoss colored volcanoes and springs, and awe-inspiring rice fields and elevations.The Philippines is the 104th out of 162 countrieson the planet, based on the guarded and most hazardous countries grading. Manila(capital) is reckoned as being a high-threat region.
Crime remains a concern inurban areas throughout the country. The highlighted areas are normally visitedby visitors are decidedly secured by the police because tourism is thecountry’s foremost supply of income. Other than that, there are some otherareas of concerns too for new comers. Natural disasters risk is highest of all.Among the top ecological hazards in the country aretyphoons, tsunami, floods and the scariest of all are the volcanic eruptions.There are more than a few volcanoes in the Philippines, any of which can losetheir temper without any alarm, in the form of impulsive steam and ash-filledexplosions may bulge up at any time. Mount Mayon, which is located on the big island of Luzon, isknown for its steep-sloped cone.
The most active volcano in the Philippines iswell known for its perfect shape-which actually signals how dangerous thevolcano can be. According to a certified report it is said that the volcano’spicturesque symmetry makes it something of a tourist attraction, with climberstrying to get to its rim. Despite having erupted about 50 times in the last 500years, the volcano is popular with climbers and tourists. The 2,460-metre (8,070-foot)Mayon,has a long history of deadly eruptions. Four foreign tourists and their localtour guide were killed when Mayon erupted, in May 2013.On Monday 15 january 2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanologyand Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five possible levels,meaning a sizeable eruption, like in 2006 and 2009, simply oozed lava from themouth of the volcano; with small intermittent explosions. The last explosiveeruption happened in 2001 and sent ash spewing six miles into the sky. It isalso viewed that the lava now is morefluid than in 2014.
This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at afaster rate.Being a tourist try to avoid volcanic regions during anddirectly after heavy rainfall when there’s amplified risk of lava flows. Thecompetence of the Philippine disaster and rescue services to cope up with bulkynatural disasters is scarcely low. In case, you are outdoors during a volcaniceruption, stay out of designated restricted zones.
Avoid low-lying areas, areasdownwind of the volcano, and river valleys downstream of the volcano. Stay inthe areas where you will not be further exposed to volcanic eruption hazards.Listen to a local station on a portable radio for updates. Travelers are strictly advised to follow the advice of thelocal authorities in such terrible situations.