Despite the warnings from the authorities, some men still bravely went not just to the foot of Taal but climbed to the mouth of the volcano itself.
John Eric Villanueva, one of the residents of Talisay, Batangas, climbed to the crater of Taal volcano to capture something that some media outlets or drones cannot do.
On a Facebook post, Villanueva posted some photos claiming that they captured the mouth of Taal where the ashes and smoke that forced thousands to evacuate came from.
“Taga pulo yan n pla ung nkikita nteng butas n malakas ang usok butas po pla talaga, sana maging ok na para khit papano ung ibang kababayan nten may mkuha pang ilang gamit,” Villanueva said.
It can be remembered that Villanueva is also the netizen who uploaded a viral video showing the crater of Taal.
According to them, they’re not really planning to see the crater, but only wanted to recover their animals trapped on the island.
“Nung naghahanap kami ng kabayo, dumiretso na kami doon para makita namin kung anong pinagbago,” he told the press.
“May nakuha na ilang gamit pero yung mga importante na gamit hindi na nakuha dahil sobrang lubog talaga ng bahay,” he added.
Going near the volcano especially to the crater is dangerous as the Philippine Institute of volcanology and seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned of a possible destructive erption anytime.
Even some members of the media are not allowed to go to near the crater and what Villanueva and his team did is considered as a very dangerous activity.