The crater of the volcano exploded to life with towering clouds of ash and jets of red-hot lava on Sunday, forcing those living around the mountain south of Manila to flee to safety. Some 30,000 are currently in shelters.
Donations from hundreds of UAE residents for the over 38,000 evacuees from the imminent eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas Province, approximately 71.8 kilometres south of Manila, poured at the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Al Qusais, Dubai (POLODXB) on Saturday.
The UAE stands in solidarity with the Philippines in these difficult times and is ready to provide all support and assistance, tweetd Sheikh Mohamed.
The five being held hostage were among eight Indonesians on a Malaysian fishing boat that was fishing in Malaysian waters before it was seen entering Philippine waters on Jan. 16, Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Decimated fish, scarred coffee plants and vanished tourists: the Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines has inflicted significant damage on the livelihoods of tens of thousands and is expected to cause more.
Chino and Kat Palomar exchanged vows in Cavite province on Sunday under a gigantic cloud of smoke and ash from Taal, one of the world's smallest active volcanoes.
Sixteen more Filipino crewmen aboard a quarantined luxury ship off Japan have been afflicted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to 27 the total number of such cases from the dreaded ailment, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte signed an executive order for a sharp reduction of as much as 56 per cent in the maximum current prices of about 120 essential medicines that have gone beyond the reach especially of poor Filipinos, a senior cabinet official revealed on Monday.
A millennial who has targeted the Philippine presidency at age 55 believes the 1980s to 1990s-born would have their feet on solid ground — despite the easy life they are enjoying because of booming technology — if and when they are helped to look back to the past and fully comprehend what was.