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

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