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PHIVOLCS says haze in Metro Manila is due to human activities, not from Taal Volcano vog

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) clarified that the haze seen over Metro Manila on Monday is caused by the human activities.

The government office shared the information in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

"For your information: The haze observed in Metro Manila is smog due to human activities, and NOT from Taal Volcano," the caption read.

On Monday, Greenpeace Philippines and several netizens expressed concern over hazier than usual skies. Some of the locations mentioned include Pasig, Antipolo, and Muntinlupa.

In the comments section of the environmental organization's post, some netizens thought the situation was because of the volcanic smog or vog seen over the Taal Volcano caldera.

—Franchesca Viernes/MGP, GMA News