Phivolcs officials to attend legislative inquiry


LEGAZPI CITY: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) officials led by Bicol senior resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta have been invited to attend a legislative inquiry before the National Economic Development Authority through the Special Committee on Bicol Recovery and Economic Development here. The inquiry was called by Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe, who wants Phivolcs officials to discuss the current status of the Mayon Volcano. Phivolcs raised the volcano’s alert level to 3 on October 15 and residents in the towns of Guinobatan, Camalig, Daraga, Sto. Domingo and Malilipot, and the cities Ligao and Tabaco told to leave their homes and stay at evacuation centers.


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