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Photo of the Day: Pinatubo Crater

When Mt. Pinatubo exploded in 1991, it was so huge and violent that whole towns were buried in volcanic debris. Lava scorched and burned everything on its path. The ash it spewed travel halfway around the world, lowering world temperature by one degree fahrenheit. Ash was so thick day become a moonless night. The rain brought by the incoming typhoon brought a torrent of ash/acid laced raindrops. Yet, years after the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, we hear adventure junkies, like the_intruderofficial, say that it’s his “type of skyline.” Really, seeing the beautiful stillness of Pinatubo at this time is hard to believe if we bring in the images of the 1991 eruption. It makes one reflect how Mother Nature produces something absolutely beautiful from a process that is utterly violent. Here’s the photo (click to enlarge) of the Pinatubo crater, courtesy of the_intruderofficial: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Pinatubo Crater

Michael Martinez at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, All the Best

The Philippines is a tropical country. Other countries, including that of Europe, have four seasons — winter, spring, summer and fall. The Philippines, on the other hand, only has two official seasons — the “hot” and the “very hot” seasons. Ok, ok, it’s the rainy and dry seasons. But unless the global climate change gets worse, the Philippines definitely has no winter season. And we don’t have snow. So it’s truly amazing that the Philippines has a representative that qualified for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6 to 13, 2014. Continue reading Michael Martinez at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, All the Best

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

Summer 2013: Philippine Summer Officially Starts Today

It’s official: Philippine summer for 2013 is upon us. According to PAGASA: “The establishment of the Ridge of North Pacific High Pressure Area that extended over Luzon has shifted the wind direction to easterly and southeasterly and the gradual increase of observed daily temperature recorded in most parts of the country signifies the recession of the Northeast Monsoon. Weather conditions will be mostly sunny associated with warm and humid air in most parts of the country aside from isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms particularly over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao.” Continue reading Summer 2013: Philippine Summer Officially Starts Today

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)