A photo shared by Dingdong Dantes captured just how humongous the plume of ash emitted by Taal Volcano w͎a͎s͎ on Sunday.
In his IG post, the actor said the photo w͎a͎s͎ taken in Indang, Cavite, about seven kilometers from Tagaytay Road.
The phreatic eruption that occurred Sunday morning w͎a͎s͎ accompanied by sounds a͎n͎d͎ tremors recorded in the area.
A photo shared by actress Jennica Garcia showed how the plume had reached the cloud line.
In the caption, the actress said she got the photo from her husba͎n͎d͎ who w͎a͎s͎ in Batangas at the time. Jennica also expressed her sympathies with affected residents a͎n͎d͎ animals, a͎n͎d͎ called for more assistance a͎n͎d͎ prayers.
Many shared the distressing effects of the ashfall from the eruption, which h͎a͎s͎ reached several areas surrounding Batangas, including Metro Manila.
Chito Mira͎n͎d͎a, for example, shared on IG that a mud-like substance coated his windshield while he w͎a͎s͎ on the road.
“Grabe na ulan dito! Parang putik na may kasamang abo at pebbles!Ingat kayo lahat!” the singer said.
The ashfall h͎a͎s͎ also reached Doug Kramer’s home. “Praying for everyone’s safety. Especially those in the south!” he said.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology a͎n͎d͎ Seismology (PHIVOLCS) had raised an Alert Level 4 over the volcano by Sunday evening.
Several celebrities are sending their prayers as the eruption h͎a͎s͎ prompted thousa͎n͎d͎s of residents to flee.
Several flights a͎n͎d͎ classes have also been canceled due to the ashfall.
“Hoping everyone stays safe during this time. Phivolcs h͎a͎s͎ already raised Alert level 4 so please be sure to stay alert, aware, a͎n͎d͎ updated,” Heart Evangelista said in a post.
“Sending prayers to those who are affected by this unfortunate situation,” she added.