There are about 300 volcanoes situated in the Philippines – 24 of them are active. According to PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology), there are several volcanoes in the country because it is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire wherein the boundaries of two tectonic plates are situated – the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate – which subduct or dive beneath the Philippine archipelago, along the deep trenches along its east and west seaboard.
Everyone was beyond excited for that Albay trip; after all, it’s our consolation after a year of hard work. That even though we experienced several delays, everyone was still enthusiastic upon seeing Mt. Mayon from the window seat. Such enthusiasm didn’t flutter despite the thick clouds that covered Daragang Magayon all through the day.