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‘Queenie’ kills two; to hit Palawan Friday night

Satellite Image-4:57 AM-November 28, 2014. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

Tropical Depression “Queenie,” which on Thursday left two persons dead as it swept over the Visayas, is expected to make landfall again in Palawan before leaving the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday night.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Storm surge, other terms to be made simple

Screengrab from PAGASA website

President Benigno Aquino III has been among Pagasa’s most severe critics, often lecturing its forecasters publicly to use layman’s terms in its bulletins.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business

Rescuers ferry stranded residents from their houses due to floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy along Ortigas in Cainta Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters. “Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (Ketsana), Tropical Depression “Pepeng” (Tarma), Typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha), just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet these times of crisis also brought out the best in people in the many ways they tried to ease the suffering.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

LPA not likely to become cyclone but will still bring rains to Visayas—Pagasa

Satellite Image-5:57 PM-November 11, 2014. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

A low pressure area (LPA), which entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, would not likely evolve into a cyclone but would still bring rains to parts of the Visayas on Thursday or Friday during its approach to the country’s landmass, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cold front to bring rain to Central, south Luzon

Satellite Image-October 19, 2014-3:01 PM. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

The weather bureau has alerted residents of Central and Southern Luzon to moderate and heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides with the tail-end of a cold front affecting the area.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »