Heavy pyroclastic flow over the province of Albay has residents scrambling to find any available face mask, while this nifty Legazpeño has improvised his own version.
Monday, January 23rd, heavy pyroclastic (abo) flow swept across Albay, especially over the third district. Many residents were advised by the PDRRMC to wear face masks and stay indoors. The following day, January 24th, wind direction changed the course of abo along the third district.
Day turns to night in parts of the Municipality of Guinobatan, Albay brought about by the Mayon Volcano eruption at 1:30 pm, Monday.
Governor Al Francis Bichara posted photos of the scenario on Facebook, reminding residents to stay indoors and wear face masks.
“Almost evening already at Guinobatan, Albay brought about by the Mayon Volcano eruption. Everyone is advised to stay indoors and wear face masks or to prepare wet towels in lieu of face masks,” Bichara wrote in a Facebook post.
Among those who were affected, Kay Hent Morfz lightened up fellow netizens by posting a picture of his friend, Mark John Viray, using a napkin as an impromptu face mask after masks got completely sold out in local pharmacies.
“Since nagkakaubusan na ng face mask, an improvised mask will do…look guys!!! Iba talaga ang Pinoy…MADISKARTE!!! Baka [ito] na ang next na mabenta sa mga tindahan…hehe. Yan po si Mark John Viray…hehe,” Morfz posted.