Is it safe to travel in Philippines?
Pregnant with more than 7000 conspicuous islands,
Philippines uniquely stands among those resorting stations that are highly
depreciated compared to other enthralling spots in Southeast Asia. However, for
the itinerant that do go, you will be satisfied with perpetual bleached sandy
beaches, lucid waters, lustrous moss colored volcanoes and springs, and
awe-inspiring rice fields and elevations.
Out of 162, the Philippine is the 104th country
on the planet, based on the guarded and most hazardous countries grading.
Manila (capital) is reckoned as being a high-threat region. Crime remains a
concern in urban areas throughout the country. The highlighted areas are normally
visited by visitors are decidedly secured by the police because tourism is the
country’s foremost supply of income. Other than that, there are some other
areas of concerns too for new comers. The most precarious of all is natural disaster.
Among the top ecological hazards in the country are
typhoons, tsunami, floods and the scariest of all are the volcanic eruptions.
There are more than a few volcanoes in the Philippines, any of which can lose
their temper, without any alarm, in the form of impulsive steam and black,
dusty explosions may bulge up at any time.
Mount Mayon, which is located on the big island of Luzon, is
known for its steep-sloped cone. The most active volcano in the Philippines is
well known for its perfect shape which is actually the harbinger of how harsh
the volcano can be.
According to an ensconced report it is said that the
volcano’s aesthetic symmetry makes it something of a tourist attraction, with
climbers trying to get to its circled mouth. Despite having erupted about 50
times in the last 500 years, the volcano is well-liked with scalers. The
2,460-metre (8,070-foot) Mayon, has a lengthy history of scary eruptions.It was
the time when Four of the tourists (not the natives) and their neighboring tour
guides were died when Mayon boiled out, in May 2013.
On 15 Jan. 2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and
Seismology, it was Monday, raised the danger level to four out of five sanctioned
levels, meaning a measureable eruption, like in 2006 and 2009, simply gushed
lava from the mouth of the volcano; with small explosions. The last explosive
eruption happened in 2001 and sent ash spewing six miles into the sky. It is
also viewed that the lava now is more
fluid than in 2014.This means the flow can reach further down (the slopes) at a
Being a tourist try to avoid volcanic regions during and
directly after heavy rainfall when there’s amplified risk of lava incessant fountains.
The Philippine disaster and rescue services scarcely manage the crises due to
natural calamities. In case, you are outdoors during a volcanic eruption, stay
out of designated restricted zones. Avoid low-lying areas, areas downwind of
the volcano, and river valleys downstream of the volcano. Stay in the areas
where you will not be further exposed to volcanic eruption hazards. Listen to a
local station on a portable radio for updates.
Travelers are strictly advised to follow the advice of the
local authorities in such terrible situations.