- Title: Residents around active Philippine volcano reluctant to leave home
- Date: 26th January 2018
- Summary: ALBAY PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES (JANUARY 26, 2018) (REUTERS) COMMUNITY NEAR MOUNT MAYON HOUSE WITH RICKSHAW PARKED IN FRONT MEN SITTING ON FRONT PORCH WITH MOTORCYCLE PARKED IN FRONT BOYS WALKING UP TO GATE MAN CARRYING WATER JUG ONTO JEEP CONTAINERS OF WATER (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) RESIDENT, MAYLA MIRAFLOR, SAYING: "We have this jeep when we need to run. We have a child with us so this is what we'll use when the time comes. We will leave as soon as possible." HANDICRAFT WORKSHOP SIGN READING (English): "HABI CREATIONS. HANDICRAFT. MANUFACTURER OF HANDWOVEN MATERIALS" HANDICRAFT WORKERS WEAVING VARIOUS OF HANDICRAFT WORKERS SEWING HANDICRAFT SHOP OWNER ARRANGING ITEMS HANDICRAFT ITEMS (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) HANDICRAFT SHOP OWNER, NOIME MENDONEZ, SAYING: "We are severely affected because as of now we have so many rush orders and we can't keep up because we lack weavers. But some come here to work but they return to the evacuation centers eventually." VARIOUS OF MOUNT MAYON SPEWING PLUMES OF ASH GULLY WHERE LAVA FLOWS ALONG MOUNT MAYON VARIOUS OF MOLTEN ROCKS ROLLING DOWN MOUNT MAYON MOUNT MAYON SPEWING PLUMES OF ASH
- Embargoed: 9th February 2018 11:07
- Keywords: Philippine volcano eruption evacuate residents
- Location: ALBAY PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
- City: ALBAY PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA0017ZQZZGL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Some residents living within the danger zone of an active volcano in central Philippines said on Friday (January 26) that they were reluctant to completely leave their homes despite thousands of others fleeing to evacuation centres.
Resident Mayla Miraflor, who evacuated but regularly returns home to Salvacion village, said the conditions of the temporary shelters was too dire for her family. The mother of eight said they will only leave when Mount Mayon has a major eruption.
Some workers of a handicraft shop in the same village were seen weaving traditional bags and fabric. Shop owner Noime Mendonez said her workers have taken shelter in evacuation centres but return to her shop during the day to work and help her keep up with orders.
Mount Mayon's alert remains just one notch below the highest level of 5 since being raised from level 3 on Tuesday (January 23). The provincial government has expanded the no-go area around the 2,462-metre (8,077 feet) Mayon to a radius of 9 kilometres. At least 17 cities and municipalities have suspended classes and the government has encouraged residents to evacuate the vicinity of the volcano.
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