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VIDEO: Despite Possibility of Sudden Eruption, Resident Treks to Taal Volcano Crater

Taal Volcano might look so small and peaceful but this is the second most active volcano in the Philippines and among the 16 ‘most terrible’ decade volcanoes in the world! When it erupted on January 12, 2020, thousands of residents had to flee from towns around the lake.

Photo credit: One Cavite / Facebook

Nearly 2 weeks after its phreatic eruption, the possibility of an explosive eruption remains as volcanologists continue to detect magma flow towards its surface; thus, Alert Level 4 remains up and residents are prohibited from entering the towns within the 14-kilometer radius around the volcanic island. The island is also off-limits, but some brave (or perhaps foolhardy) residents continue to defy police orders as they sneak in to get their belongings.

Recently, one resident was hailed for his bravery but also admonished by netizens after he trekked towards the crater of Taal Volcano to take a video and share what the volcano looks like after the eruption.

Photo credit: One Cavite / Facebook

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Taal Volcano has 47 craters. Over history, eruptions happened in many of these craters. This year’s eruption happened at the main crater – and one resident (and a cameraman) actually trekked towards the crater to film the aftermath of the eruption!

Buwis buhay na pag silip sa kalagayan ng Taal Volcano ng isang Batangueño, January 22, 2020,” shared Facebook page, One Cavite.

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Apparently, the resident went back to his home to check whether he could still save some stuff. But curiosity got the better of him as he trekked towards the crater, seeing that only a small smoke is coming out.

Photo credit: One Cavite / Facebook

Despite the possibility of a sudden eruption that could easily claim his life or the fact that the new terrain is something he’s unsure of, this guy went to the mouth of the volcano to take a video. He explained to viewers how the eruption changed the landscape, not just taking out all the trees but also creating new holes in the ground and ‘humps’ in the otherwise flat area before the eruption occurred.

Here’s the video:

Taal Volcano Update January 22, 2020

WATCH:Buwis buhay na pag silip sa kalagayan ng Taal Volcano ng isang batangueño, January 22, 2020. #OneCavite

Posted by One Cavite on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What’s a Crater?

A crater is a bowl-shaped hole in the ground or surface that’s caused by the impact of something, such as a meteorite or other celestial bodies or the eruption of a volcano.

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Heartbreaking Photos of Guard Just Eating Chips as Viand Breaks Hearts

Chips are considered as junk food with very low or zero nutritional value. And while many love to eat these as snacks, anyway, there are people who don’t have enough money to buy proper food that they use chips as viand.

Chips as Viand?

In photos shared by netizen Ralph Reymond Hermano Getanes, a security guard could be seen eating chips for what appears to be lunch or dinner. Getanes had spotted the guard eating the chips and was surprised, considering that the guard often goes on ‘straight duty’. That means that the guard works for several shifts.

Photo credit: Ralph Reymond Hermano Getanes / Soul I Adventures – Facebook
Concerned, Getanes asked the guard why he is just eating chips as viand. The guard smiled and admitted that he did not have a lot of money because he is supporting a lot of people in Cotabato. Getanes pointed out that this is not right because the guard needs to have proper, nutritious food or he might get sick as he always goes on straight duty. But the guard admitted that he is used to this – and that means he’s been eating chips as viand for a long time! It breaks our hearts.

Wish for the Future

And while the guard is smiling, Getanes said that he understands his pain and what he is going through. The guard also told Getanes that he doesn’t mind and that he hopes when all the people he is supporting in Cotabato will complete their studies, he hopes he won’t be doing this anymore…

Photo credit: Ralph Reymond Hermano Getanes / Soul I Adventures – Facebook
Facebook page Soul I Adventures reposted the photos, urging the family of this guard to understand the sacrifices he is making for them and to not waste the opportunity he is giving them.

Photo credit: Ralph Reymond Hermano Getanes / Soul I Adventures – Facebook

Are Chips Healthy?

Most chips are not healthy, unless you choose unprocessed chips. Still, some nutritionists continue to warn people against chips that might be marketed as healthy; they advise people to read the label and check the ingredients.

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Resident Shares Post-Eruption Photos of Taal Volcano That’s Now on Alert Level 2

The scenic greens of Taal Volcano are gone after the eruption in January 2020. But the residents are hopeful that, in time, the volcano would look so beautiful and lush with greenery again. And while that is not likely going to happen very soon, the grey world that it has become after the eruption also holds its eerie beauty.

Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook

Now that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has lowered the alert level status of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2, residents are going back to their homes. But they are advised to remain alert to the possibility of sudden eruptions. The volcanic island was also declared as a permanent danger zone. This means that no one will be allowed to live there again, for safety reasons.

Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook

But many residents still came back to the island to get whatever they could save from their homes, all of which have been covered with thick ash. Many of the homes have collapsed from the weight of the ash on the roof.

Photos of the Lake

A resident recently shared photos of the volcano, weeks after the eruption.

Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook
Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook

“Ang pag silip sa Mahal naming bulkan,” CJ Martinez posted on his Facebook account.

The desolate land covered with thick, grey ash looks like a setting from a sci-fi movie. The young man took photos of some craters, including one that was obviously the source of the recent eruption.

Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook
Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook

Scenes from Another Planet?

Though the lake lost its water during the eruption, it appears that the lake is back. But without the plants around it, it looks a bit scary. The scenes captured by CJ look like these places are from another planet.

Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook
Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook

There are yellow spots that appear to have sulfur deposits while an orange spot near the crater lake made netizens think this might be a small crater of magma.

Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook
Photo credit: CJ Martinez / Facebook

What is Magma?

Magma is a molten or semi-molten natural material from beneath the Earth’s surface. This magma can push through holes or cracks in the crust, causing a volcanic eruption.

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Kuwaiti Employer Defends Married Pinay Who Got Pregnant with Egyptian BF’s Baby

married Pinay

Getting pregnant out of wedlock is something that is never acceptable in Kuwait and other parts of the Middle East, but one kind employer defends her Pinay domestic helper from the angry mob who “made up stories” about her on social media.

After she got pregnant, however, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) identified as Gina was left by her Egyptian boyfriend who fled to his hometown in Egypt, never to be seen again. Too scared to tell her employers and more scared of her family, Gina chose to keep the pregnancy a secret.

married Pinay
Photo credit: OFW Community / Facebook

Baby in ICU

Her employers had no idea that she was pregnant. She probably had a small stomach, anyway, and it was hidden beneath her voluminous clothes. Days leading to her giving birth of the child, Gina ran away. She did not say where she went but when she came back to her employer’s house, she was already carrying the baby.

married Pinay
Photo credit: OFW Community / Facebook

What’s sad is that the baby had head injuries after she gave birth to it as it most likely fell on something hard – and there was no one to catch it. Poor kid.

Employer Defends Married Pinay

Instead of bringing her to the police station or the religious police, Gina’s kind employers rushed her to the hospital. They made sure that she and the baby are alright – and even cared for the child who is still in ICU over his injuries.

married Pinay
Photo credit: OFW Community / Facebook

The married Pinay drew criticism for having a boyfriend in Kuwait, particularly because she has a family back in the Philippines. There were people who made up stories about her employers being unkind to her, but her Madam would speak to the camera and defend the Pinay as well as themselves from the stories circulating on social media.

Here’s the video:

ANG KWENTO NI GINA OFW SA KUWAIT

Ang Kwento Ni Gina, OFW na Nanganak Sa Kuwait. Employer Niya Nagsalita Na.

Posted by OFW Community on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What is Religious Police?

In Islam, there is an additional body of authority called the religious police who are an official vice squad that enforces religious observance and public morality on behalf of national or regional authorities, based on its interpretation of sharia. They are known to be strict.

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