The Bottomline sits down with DOST-PHIVOLCS Usec. Renato Solidum Jr. to discuss the situation of the Taal Volcano. He explains the seismic activities that preceded the erstwhile dormant volcano's phreatic eruption last January 12, as well as the thick ashfall that it caused afterwards. He also reacts to criticisms over the agency's supposed failure to forecast the recent volcano eruption. Usec. Solidum defines the common terms used in describing a volcanic activity. He then urges the public and LGUs to remain alert and prepared as the agency keeps a close eye on Taal Volcano's possible hazardous eruption.