According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Oriental spewed volcanic ashes last Monday. Phivolcs stated that Mt. Kanlaon had a minor volcanic ash eruption at 9:55 PM, and was followed a few more times until 10:00 PM of the next day.
The agency has concluded for a possibility of another volcanic activity in the next few days.
The alert level status of Kanlaon is raised from 0 to 1, Phivolcs advised the local government and the public to avoid entering the four-kilometer permanent danger zone of Mt. Kanlaon.
The volcano erupted 26 times since 1919, including the explosion on 10 August 1996 that one British student and two Filipino mountaineers were trapped on the top of the volcano.