Lightning strikes as a column of ash surrounds the crater during the eruption. Photo: Handout
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Taal Volcano erupted but life goes on, highlighting the resilience of the Philippines

  • The island of Luzon ground to a halt almost immediately as flights were cancelled, the stock exchange suspended trading and businesses and schools closed
  • There is still danger but most of those displaced are desperate to return. They cannot afford to wait in shelters and there’s little the authorities can do to prevent them

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Lightning strikes as a column of ash surrounds the crater during the eruption. Photo: Handout
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