Despite risks, villagers made Philippine volcano their home

TALISAY, PHILIPPINES (AP) — It is the second-most active volcano in the Philippines, a designated permanent danger zone long declared off-limits to human settlements. Yet to more than 5,000 people the Taal volcano is home. The volcano roared into action last Sunday with a mighty eruption that shot rocks, ash and steam miles into the sky just hours after the inhabitants of its four villages fled on a flotilla of boats. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin