Taal Island is covered with volcanic smog or vog which threatens the residents in the nearby area in Batangas, Laguna and Cavite this morning.
Taal volcano continues to release volcanic gas called sulfur dioxide that covers the entire island. According to Philvocs, sulfur dioxide is normally released by active volcanoes like Taal.
It is very acidic that may cause irritation to the eyes, throat, and nose.
People in the nearby town and affected barangays are advised to avoid direct contact with the gas and they must wear proper gear such as mask to protect themselves.