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, the Philippine is the 104th countryon the planet, based on the guarded and most hazardous countries grading.Manila (capital) is reckoned as being a high-threat region. Crime remains aconcern in urban areas throughout the country.
The highlighted areas are normallyvisited by visitors are decidedly secured by the police because tourism is thecountry’s foremost supply of income. Other than that, there are some otherareas of concerns too for new comers. 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,dusty explosions 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’s favourite, withclimbers trying to get to its circled mouth. Despite having erupted about 50times in the last 500 years, the volcano is well-liked with scalers. The2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a lengthy history of scary eruptions.Atthis time when Four of the tourists (not the natives) and their neighboringtour guides were died when Mayon boiled out, in May 2013.On 15 Jan.
2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology andSeismology, it was Monday, raised the danger level to four out of five sanctionedlevels, meaning a measureable eruption, like in 2006 and 2009, simply gushedlava from the muzzle of the volcano; with small explosions. The last explosiveeruption happened in 2001 and sent ash spewing six miles into the sky. It isalso noted that the lava now is less viscous than it was in 2014.This means theflow can reach further down (the slopes) at a faster 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.