The Shadow of the Aswang

Since time immemorial, in cultures all over the globe, there have been stories of malevolent creatures and spirits which emerge from the shadows long after the sun has set, stalking the streets and highways intending to bring harm to those who cross their path. The idyllic islands of the Philippines are no exception, their inhabitants forever living in the shadow … Continue reading

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Philippines’ Mayon Volcano Erupts Again; Authorities Raise Alert Level

The Philippines’ most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. The midday explosion sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam between 3.5 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles) into the … Continue reading

Alert Raised to Critical for Mount Mayon Volcano in Philippines, Eruption Possible ‘Within Days’

The Philippines has raised the alert level for the Mount Mayon volcano to level 3, which is considered “critical.” The country’s volcanologists have warned a hazardous eruption is now possible “within weeks or even within days.” The volcano has been spewing ash into the atmosphere for the past two days and showed a bright crater glow on Sunday, forcing the … Continue reading