Pregnant with more than 7000 significant 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 bad the volcano can
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 eaten up when Mayon erupted,
in May 2013.
On Monday 15 january 2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology
and Seismology elevated the warning level to four out of five possible levels,
meaning a remarkable 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 faster rate.
Being a tourist try to avoid volcanic regions during and
directly after heavy rainfall when there’s amplified risk of lava fountains. The
Philippine disaster and rescue services scarcely manage the crises due to
natural calamities. 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.