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Typhoon Watch 2018: List of Typhoons in the Philippines

Our annual list of typhoons, updated as each typhoon enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), was way back in 2014. The last entry was Typhoon Ompong. It’s uncanny that the names for 2018 typhoons are exactly the same as in 2014, with Typhoon Ompong currently being tracked by PAGASA as of this writing (average of 20 storms visit the Philippines each year). It’s time to track these 2018 typhoons (see also the typhoon lists for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 lists). Continue reading Typhoon Watch 2018: List of Typhoons in the Philippines

Photo of the Day: The Beauty of Mother Nature

Traditional fishermen know what happens if you understimate the power of nature. You respect the power of Mother Nature and step aside when she’s angry. And she’s predictably angry — to be exact, an average of 26 times every year in the Philippines in the form of typhoons. We now face Typhoon Ruby, another super typhoon a year after Yolanda (Haiyan) which wreaked havoc in Central Visayas and surrounding areas We prepare for the worst and pray for the best. Under the golden sunset Mother Nature has granted us (amazing how Mother Nature still reveals such beauty even as we prepare for her wrath), we pack up our boats and bring them to a safer place in preparation for the strong winds that is sure to come. Still, as the sunrise heralds a new day, we continue with our journey.  We’ll, that’s what we think of the photo snapped in Aklan by  Earl Masangkay (earlmasangkay), a nurse who loves to take photos. What do you think? Here’s the photo (click to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: The Beauty of Mother Nature