A rumbling volcano in the central Philippines shot a huge column of ash into the sky on Saturday, prompting the official aviation agency to warn aircraft to stay away, authorities said. Mount Kanlaon, located on the central island of Negros, launched a plume of whitish-grey ash about 1.5 kilometres (almost a mile) into the air,

said Kenn John Veracruz of the official Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The civil aviation office issued an advisory, saying “flights operating in the vicinity of the volcano are advised to avoid flying close to the summit as airborne ash from a sudden eruption can be hazardous to aircraft.” READ MORE