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Taal Eruption Causes the Cancellation of Subic Bay International Regatta

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

Evacuations on the island were underway after Taal Volcano spews pillars of ash and steam Photo: ABS-CBN News

In line with the potential threat of a much larger volcanic eruption of Taal Volcano, the organizing committee will stand by the decision of our main regatta presenter, Standard Insurance in the cancellation of the Standard Insurance Subic Bay International Regatta 2020 comprised of the Subic Bay around Verde Island Passage Race, the Subic Bay Cup International Regatta and the Subic Bay Optimist Championship.

We apologize to all our participants for any inconvenience brought about by this cancellation. We hope to see you in our future regattas.

The people of Subic Bay, who was once also affected by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, the second largest eruption of the century, naturally empathizes with all the victims affected directly or indirectly by the eruption of Taal Volcano. We send our prayers to the lives and communities affected by this natural disaster. We are also calling for donations for Taal Volcano eruption victims, for those who wants to send their support, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Amendment to the Notice of Race will follow. If you have any questions or concerns you may email us at

Letter from Standard Insurance Group Chairman and PSA President, Mr. Ernesto "Judes" Echauz

Residents fleeing Taal Volcano's eruption ride a flatbed truck on Monday in Lemery, Batangas province, Philippines. EZRA ACAYAN/GETTY

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