Taal, a small volcano about 60 kms south of the Philippine capital Manila, erupted with a plume of ash and steam Jan. 12, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.
The country’s volcanology institute has already warned that “a hazardous eruption may happen within hours or days.”
Authorities have already evacuated more than 6,000 villagers from the island in the middle of the lake where the volcano lies, and tens of thousands more from nearby coastal towns.
About 300,000 people were targeted to be moved to safety in Batangas overnight and in the next few days. LiCAS.news photographers join the exodus of displaced people.