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Lovin’ the 'lava'

Ted Aljibe, AFP

Posted at Jan 30 2018 07:19 PM

Lovin’ the 'lava'

Residents eating chili-flavored "lava ice cream" at a restaurant in Legazpi City near the erupting Mayon volcano in Albay province on Tuesday. 

With chili-flavored "lava ice cream" in demand and awestruck tourists packing onto viewing decks, the erupting Mayon volcano is sparking a local business boom in an impoverished region of the Philippines where tens of thousands of others who live near the volcano have had to evacuate.