Category Archives: Disaster & Preparedness 2

The Truth about Mysterious Sea Creatures and Earthquakes

They looked like beings from another world. Fish that’s almost ten times the average Filipino height.. An unidentified hairy carcass washed ashore. Such sea creatures are not only mysterious-looking, but…

7 Things Marikeños learned from “Ondoy”

  It happened on a Saturday morning. Heavy rains continued to pour as a number of cars were already floating in water. A few hours later, people were soaked in…

The Tragedies that Were: A Second Look at 2015’s Global Disasters

  This year, severe weather events impacted several regions around the world—proof of the ever-growing threat of Climate Change. Fittingly enough, it was also this year when nation leaders gathered…

The Hazards of Haze

The forest fire in Indonesia that began in July caused haze in nearby countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Southern Thailand. Kalimantan (Borneo) and Western Sumatra in Indonesia are…

Philippine Weather Forecast: No “Habagat” yet

Though we are already halfway into the month, there is still no trace of southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). According to PAGASA, habagat…

“TAG-ULAN” Checklist: Rainy Day Essentials

Thunderstorm occurrence has become prevalent during the past few days. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) says that the rainy season is now in progress. The southwest…

What’s so Super about Super Typhoons?

Who can boast of being faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a locomotive? And able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Ordinary men just won’t do;…

Super typhoon and Signal Number 5, now part of PAGASA’s terminology

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,…

Philippine Weather Forecast: Dodong maintains strength, now moving northward

At 8:00 AM today, Dodong was located over Basco, Batanes. Moving north at 19 kilometers per hour, it packs winds of 160 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to…

Keeping the Energy High On #LaBoracay

Won't be sleeping tonight. Might miss my trip to #Laboracay2015 — Jove Oliva (@joveohsosexy) April 29, 2015 Afternoon swimming #boracay #LaBoracay2015 #summer2015 #beach #fununderthesun #travel #vacation https://t.co/p0qRaawJnu — Ghelo Cuntapay…