State of calamity declared in Cavite, as province reels from Taal havoc


Posted at Jan 15 2020 07:03 PM

Ash fall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite on Monday, January 13, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Jerome Austria Abuan via Reuters

MANILA—A state of calamity was declared in Cavite on Wednesday, as several towns were engulfed in ash following the eruption of Taal Volcano, Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla said.


Several areas in Cavite, including Tagaytay City, were covered in ash and mud stopping work, forcing suspension of classes, and disrupting the lives of thousands.

Ash fall also interrupted power supply in nearby areas, including Silang and Tagaytay.