The First Miracle of 2010

Kudos to the vigilant and dedicated men and women of Phivolcs for saving the lives of the 47,000 people who live near the Mayon Volcano when it erupted.

Another good news is that volcanic activity is steadily declining, and the alert status has been downgraded to Level 3.

Evacuees are now returning to their homes, assisting by 200 troops with 15 military trucks plus 10 new military vehicles from the South Korean government.

But “The No Human Activity within the 6 kilometer radius PDZ [Permanent Danger Zone] is still in place,” says Capt. Razaleigh Bansawqan, spokesman of Task Force Mayon. That’s reassuring – better err on the side of caution.

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