Six persons, including three minors caught doing Facebook live at the crater lake of the restive Taal Volcano were sent to jail on Tuesday, according to Saleema Refran’s report on “24 Oras.”
“Nagla-live sila doon mismo sa crater ng volcano which is napakadelikado, lalong-lalo na nagtaas sa level 2 ang alert level ng volcano,” Police Officer 1 Junior Layosa of the Philippine Coast Guard sub-station in Talisay, Batangas.
Video shots of the six vloggers inside the volcano’s crater showed what looked like boiling water, white steam was also seen emitting from the surface.
PHIVOLCS on Tuesday morning raised the alert level in Taal to Alert Level 2 due to “increasing unrest.”
At least 28 volcanic tremor episodes, four low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and one hybrid earthquake at shallow depths of less than 1.5 kilometers beneath Taal Volcano Island were recorded in the past 24 hours.
Police Captain Llewelyn Reyes of the Talisay police said the vloggers, who are residents of Balete town, could be liable for violation of Protected Areas Management Board Resolution 65, which metes imprisonment of not more than one year and penalty of not more than P1 million.
The police officer said they also face sanctions for violation of Republic Act 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System and Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.—LDF, GMA News