Pregnant with more than 7000 islands, Philippines is one of
those resorting stations that are highly depreciated compared to other
enthralling spots in Southeast Asia. However, for the itinerant that do go, you
will be satisfied with perpetual bleached sandy beaches, lucid waters, lustrous
moss colored volcanoes and springs, and awe-inspiring rice fields and elevations.
The Philippines is the 104th out of 162 countries
on 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 in
urban areas throughout the country. The highlighted areas are normally visited
by visitors are decidedly secured by the police because tourism is the
country’s foremost supply of income. Other than that, there are some other
areas of concerns too for new comers. Natural disasters risk is highest of all.
Among the top ecological hazards in the country are
typhoons, 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 lose
their temper without any alarm, in the form of impulsive steam and ash-filled
explosions may bulge up at any time.
Mount Mayon, which is located on the big island of Luzon, is
known for its steep-sloped cone. The most active volcano in the Philippines is
well known for its perfect shape-which actually signals how dangerous the
volcano can be.
According to a certified report it is said that the volcano’s
picturesque symmetry makes it something of a tourist attraction, with climbers
trying to get to its rim. Despite having erupted about 50 times in the last 500
years, 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 local
tour guide were killed when Mayon erupted, in May 2013.
On Monday 15 january 2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology
and 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 the
mouth of the volcano; with small intermittent explosions. The last explosive
eruption happened in 2001 and sent ash spewing six miles into the sky. It is
also viewed that the lava now is more
fluid than in 2014.This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at a
Being a tourist try to avoid volcanic regions during and
directly after heavy rainfall when there’s amplified risk of lava flows. The
competence of the Philippine disaster and rescue services to cope up with bulky
natural disasters is scarcely low. In case, you are outdoors during a volcanic
eruption, stay out of designated restricted zones. Avoid low-lying areas, areas
downwind of the volcano, and river valleys downstream of the volcano. Stay in
the 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 the
local authorities in such terrible situations.