Taal Lake - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Taal Lake


WATCH: Taal evacuees cry for help as House holds 'symbolic' session in Batangas

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:40 AM

The House of Representatives holds its plenary session in Batangas City, which sits just outside the danger zone of the restive Taal Volcano

OUT-OF-TOWN. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (standing in front of the Philippine flag) presides over the House plenary session at the Batangas City Convention Center on January 22, 2020. Rappler screenshot

WATCH: Fishermen risk lives for catch around restive Taal Volcano

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:13 AM

Staring danger in the face, these fathers and sons continue working for their families' survival

RISKY CATCH. Fishermen around Taal Lake stare danger in the face by putting out for their daily catch of fish despite an imminent explosive volcanic eruption. Screenshot from Rappler video

Duterte tells gov't agencies to mitigate impact of Taal Lake fish kill

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:09 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants close monitoring of water quality in Taal Lake and of fish prices and freshness in the market

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on June 1, 2019 after a highly successful working visit to Japan which further strengthened the bilateral relations and renewed the fraternal ties between the Philippines and Japan. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Over 600 metric tons of fish killed in Taal Lake

May 31, 2019 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) The DENR says the fish kill is not expected to affect supply and prices of tilapia, but the public is advised to continue to check their fish purchases for freshness

FISH KILL. During an inspection by representatives of the environment department in Calabarzon on May 30, 2019, some fish cages in Taal, Batangas, are found to still have dead tilapia that need to be hauled to shore. Sourced photo

DENR to public: Report establishments selling tawilis

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The DENR Calabarzon says selling and catching of tawilis is prohibited during the closed season

Taal lake photo courtesy of DENR

San Marino brand stops making canned tawilis

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The canned goods brand also says it has 'depletion plans' for affected stocks of its San Marino Premium Tawilis product, like donating it to charitable institutions

Sardinella tawilis. Photo by Zeus Llanto/Rappler

[PH Travel] Where to go back in time

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Here s a new tour a new way to see Taal

THE TAAL BASILICA, the Largest Basilica in Asia. Photo by Yobic Arceta

[PH Travel] Filipino makes history in Hobie Challenge

Apr 24, 2012 - 11:12 AM

For the 1st time a Filipino wins a leg in the Challenge s 12 year history

FILIPINO MAKES 1ST. Jun Villanueva (Team Mobile1) finished 1st place in Leg1 and 5th overall.