Category Archives: Disaster & Preparedness 2

Rising from the Rubble: An Earthquake Survivor’s Story 

On July 16, 1990 at 4:26 PM, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck parts of Luzon particularly Regions 1, 2, 3, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Southern Luzon and Metro Manila….

Rainy Day Hazards and Precautions

Because our country is vulnerable to the effects of extreme tropical cyclones, preparedness should be our priority. Here are some of rainy season-related hazards and the smart ways to avoid…

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

To help you stay protected in the coming rainy days, here are some of the “tag-ulan” must haves: UMBRELLA Bringing an umbrella should always be part of your daily routine….

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;…