Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Super Typhoon” soon to be an official PAGASA term

In meteorology, the life cycle of a tropical cyclone starts with cloud clusters that develop into a low pressure area (LPA). Once this LPA intensifies, it becomes a tropical cyclone,…

Going Green One Step at a Time

We’ve read and heard slogans about how saving the environment can also save the planet. But how do we attain such a seemingly ambitious goal? The answer is by breaking…

Places to Avoid during Flood Season

Geographically speaking, Metro Manila serves as a catch basin of water from the highlands. There are even areas in the metropolis that are below sea level, including Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas,…

Climate Change in the Philippines: Why We Must Act Now

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) held the third National Climate Conference at the Traders Hotel last month, aiming to encourage government and public response to…

Gazing into the Eye of 2014’s Strongest Typhoon

Typhoon Vongfong, locally named Ompong, has been classified under Category 5: Super Typhoon status by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). Since Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, Ompong is…

Strongest typhoon for 2014 still inside PH

Typhoon Ompong with international name Vongfong is tagged as the strongest typhoon in the world for 2014. According to Meteorologist Jim Andrews of AccuWeather.com, “Vongfong is the strongest tropical cyclone…

Why Heavy Rains = Heavy Traffic

They say that when it rains, it pours. The same logic seems to apply to the recent traffic situation here in the metro with sudden rains usually making their grand…