Volcanic ash from the 2020 eruption of Taal still blankets the island in Talisay, Batangas on March 26, 2021. The Taal Volcano Island remains in the permanent danger zone, which prohibits the entry of people, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Local government units are advised to assess and strengthen the preparedness of previously evacuated villages around Taal Lake in case of renewed unrest. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN