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A thirst for water

Aaron Favila, AP

Posted at Jan 20 2020 11:02 AM

A thirst for water

Residents scramble to grab a water bottle given by a passing citizen at a town near Taal volcano, Tagaytay, Cavite on Sunday. Many poor families living near Taal volcano have been affected due to loss of income after business closures in the area. Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting Taal volcano lies, warning that living there would be "like having a gun pointed at you."