Ms Estela Mendoza was looking forward to a full harvest of corn by the end of this month when a volcano which had been a majestic, if silent, presence for most of her life started roaring.
In a matter of hours, she saw her husband’s entire crop blanketed with a thick layer of ash and mud as the volcano, Taal, spewed massive columns of earth and debris on a clear Sunday afternoon.
Periodista Rocio Higuera
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