Sunday afternoon local time, Taal Volcano, an active volcano about 31 miles from Manila, had a “phreatic eruption” and spewed a large volume of ashes into the sky. Eruptive activity continued and alert level 4 was raised (hazardous explosive eruption possible in hours or days).
The ashfall reached the city and many people woke up with ash on the streets.
Taal Volcano is a popular tourist spot, and I posted some photos of the volcano and talked about my trek to its crater here.
Hope it quiets down. It is best admired quiet, up close or from a distance.