Monthly Archives: August 2014

PAGASA EXPOSED!

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, commonly known as PAGASA, is the country’s official meteorological and hydrological services provider—which means that the bureau is more than just about…

Last Month’s Rant: Why is it sunny when PAGASA has already declared Signal Number 3?

How well do you understand Public Storm Warning Signals? Find out what they mean so you can be better prepared for the next tropical cyclone. When a strong tropical cyclone…

Which Weather Forecast are You?

If weather forecasts were people, which one would you be? Is your disposition unapologetically Sunny? Or as dark and brooding as Cloudy with Thunderstorms? Take our fun quiz to find…

Six Scientists that Shape the Future

Science is anything but boring. Attention, future college students! Find out how taking a science-related course can land you the coolest and most important jobs in the country. Six Scientists…

UNDERSTANDING OUR MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO

Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay is famous for having a “perfect cone” shape, its beauty prodding the government to declare it a natural park and a protected landscape…

Kanor, Napoles – Why can’t we name tropical cyclones after them?

“Bagyong KANOR, papasok ng Philippine Area of Responsibility” Find out why this typhoon name was changed by PAGASA. Recently, PAGASA renamed bagyong “KANOR” to KARDING,” something that sparked amused discussion…

PAGASA no. 4 among top performing gov’t agencies according to MBC

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, one of the agencies under the Department of Science and Technology, is one of the top 5 best performing government…

Typhoons occur during El Niño – True or False?

The El Niño phenomenon indicates the unusual warming of the ocean in the Central and Eastern Equatorial Pacific, which happens every two to seven years, typically in the final quarter…

Sunny but Raining—Ikinakasal nga ba ang Tikbalang?

According to Philippine folklore, whenever this weird weather phenomenon happens, a mythical creature called tikbalang (a half-human, half horse trickster that hangs out in the forests and mountains, leading travelers…