Pregnant with more than 7000 conspicuous islands,Philippines uniquely stands among those resorting stations that are highlydepreciated compared to other enthralling spots in Southeast Asia.
However, forthe itinerant that do go, you will be satisfied with perpetual bleached sandybeaches, lucid waters, lustrous moss colored volcanoes and springs, andawe-inspiring rice fields and elevations.Out of 162, thePhilippines is the 104th country on the planet, based onthe guarded and most hazardous countries grading. Manila (capital) is reckonedas being a high-threat region. Crime remains a concern in urban areasthroughout the country. The highlighted areas are normally visited by visitorsare decidedly secured by the police because tourism is the country’s foremost supplyof income.
Other than that, there are some other areas of concerns too for newcomers. The most precarious of all is natural disaster. Among the top ecological hazards in the country aretyphoons, 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 losetheir temper, without any alarm, in the form of impulsive steam and black, dustyexplosions may bulge up at any time. Mount Mayon, which is located on the big island of Luzon, isknown for its steep-sloped cone. The most active volcano in the Philippines iswell known for its perfect shape which is actually the harbinger of how harshthe volcano can be. According to an ensconced report it is said that thevolcano’s aesthetic symmetry makes it something of a tourist attraction, withclimbers trying to get to its rim. Despite having erupted about 50 times in thelast 500 years, the volcano is popular with scalers and tourists. The2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a long history of deadly eruptions.
Fourforeign tourists and their local tour guide were eaten up when Mayon erupted,in May 2013.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, onMonday 15 January 2018, raised the danger level to four out of five sanctionedlevels, meaning a measureable eruption, like in 2006 and 2009, simply gushedlava from the mouth of the volcano; with small explosions. The last explosiveeruption happened in 2001 and sent ash spewing six miles into the sky.
It isalso viewed that the lava now is morefluid than in 2014.This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at afaster rate.Being a tourist try to avoid volcanic regions during anddirectly after heavy rainfall when there’s amplified risk of lava incessant fountains.The Philippine disaster and rescue services scarcely manage the crises due tonatural calamities. In case, you are outdoors during a volcanic eruption, stayout of designated restricted zones. Avoid low-lying areas, areas downwind ofthe volcano, and river valleys downstream of the volcano.
Stay in the areaswhere you will not be further exposed to volcanic eruption hazards. Listen to alocal station on a portable radio for updates. Travelers are strictly advised to follow the advice of thelocal authorities in such terrible situations.