Philippine volcano still ‘life threatening’ despite lull

TAGAYTAY (AP) — An erupting Philippine volcano remains life threatening despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, an official said yesterday and advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone. The Taal volcano emitted weaker ash and steam explosions on Thursday and yesterday, the sixth day of its eruption. But despite the seeming lull, continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of the crater lake and other signs indicate magma is moving beneath, said Maria Antonia Bornas, an official with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.  More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin