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The Philippines Says Thank You

Super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) — the strongest recorded typhoon to hit land and one of the strongest typhoons in history — struck and devastated the Philippines on November 8, 2013. The Filipinos’ unbreakable spirit was bolstered by the outpouring of support from the world. There have been countless of “thank you” messages expressed, but this time, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is organizing a concerted movement. “This February 8, 2014, exactly three months after the typhoon, we want to be one in expressing our gratitude.” Share the photo through social media, check out the DoT twitter account, and register here. Update: Here’s the “thank you” video. Continue reading The Philippines Says Thank You

Typhoon Watch 2014: List of Typhoons in the Philippines

The time has come to again start the list of typhoons for the year, 2014. It’s not that we want typhoons to visit the Philippines — it’s an inescapable fact that around 20 storms visit the Philippines each year. So, just like in the previous years (see the typhoon lists for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 lists), let’s log each typhoon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The first typhoon in 2013 came on the 3rd day of the year, while in 2012 it came in June. Drop by from time to time as we update the list of typhoons in the Philippines for 2014. Continue reading Typhoon Watch 2014: List of Typhoons in the Philippines

A Prayer for the Philippines: A Touching Video for Bohol Earthquake and Yolanda Super Typhoon

The Philippines celebrates the longest Christmas season in the whole world, yet this year’s Christmas celebrations are visibly toned down. The Philippines received a[n] [un]fair share of natural calamities this year 2013. The recent earthquake with epicenter at Bohol and Typhoon Yolanda caused terrible damage and loss of lives. These unfortunate incidents showcased another Filipino trait, in addition to hospitality and love of music known around the world — resiliency. As the country and the international community unite to provide relief to the affected families, a group of musicians joined voices for this heartwarming rendition of “The Prayer”. Here’s the full video, courtesy of Universal Records. Babangon ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay ang Pilipino. Watch and share: Continue reading A Prayer for the Philippines: A Touching Video for Bohol Earthquake and Yolanda Super Typhoon

Typhoon Watch 2013: List of Typhoons in the Philippines

It’s not that we want typhoons to visit the Philippines — it’s an inescapable fact that around 20 storms visit the Philippines each year. So, just like in the previous years (see the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 lists), let’s log each typhoon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The first typhoon in 2012 came in June. Let’s wait and see this year. Drop by from time to time as we update the 2013 list. Continue reading Typhoon Watch 2013: List of Typhoons in the Philippines

New Rules on Suspension of Classes and Government Work (EO 66)

Whether you welcome staying at home during inclement weather (suspension/cancellation of school and public work) or you simply watch the weather in the name of safety, it would be very helpful to know when schools and government offices are closed if a certain typhoon warning signal is raised. Continue reading New Rules on Suspension of Classes and Government Work (EO 66)

Typhoon Watch 2012: List of Typhoons

Here we go again. Year 2011 is over, with its 19 typhoons (see list of 2011 typhoons). As we start with 2012, we again note that the state of the weather affects our travels, vacations and pretty much everything that we do. We should always be mindful of severe weather conditions, like typhoons or tropical storms (called cyclones and hurricanes somewhere else in the planet). Considering that an average of 20 storms visit the Philippines each year, it may be worth something to list down the typhoons as they hit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Please check from time to time for more updates (presented in reverse chronology; see also 2011, 2010 and 2009 lists). Continue reading Typhoon Watch 2012: List of Typhoons

Typhoon Watch 2011: List of Typhoons

The state of the weather affects our travels, vacations and pretty much everything that we do. We should always be mindful of severe weather conditions, like typhoons or tropical storms (called cyclones and hurricanes somewhere else in the planet). Considering that an average of 20 storms visit the Philippines each year, it may be worth something to list down the typhoons as they hit the Philippine area of responsibility (see 2012 list, 2009 and 2010 lists). Please check from time to time for more updates (presented in reverse chronology). Continue reading Typhoon Watch 2011: List of Typhoons

Bangon Pilipinas Kong Mahal (Rico Blanco)

The title of this song is really “Bangon,” a great song that never fails to move us. In the wake of destruction left by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, and the recent Bagyong Ramil, singer Rico Blanco contributes to the fund-raising effort by offering this song. Let’s please do something to help. Here’s the video: Continue reading Bangon Pilipinas Kong Mahal (Rico Blanco)

Floods: Precautions and Safety Reminders

The recent widespread flooding in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines, brought about by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, brings to focus the need of long-term remedial measures and, in the short-term, taking precautions against the dangers of flooding. Here are the safety rules issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA-DOST).  Continue reading Floods: Precautions and Safety Reminders