Here the trail ends under the El Mayon volcano. The train route from Manila to Legao is past, while the volcano remains active.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the country has 24 active volcanoes and El Mayon is the most active. The latest eruption happened in January 2018, with the volcano scattering lava and ash for several kilometers. More than 40,000 residents had to pack as many belongings as they could carry and flee for safety.
Residents and the Philippine government must have their finger on the volcanic heat, for the volcanos that are prepared for eruptions. Disaster prevention involves, among other things, evacuation plans and centers as well as resettlement in safe areas. In the resettlement plans, it is important to take into account that many people move back immediately after an outbreak, as their livelihoods are often closely linked to their housing and local area.