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  • Manila, Philippines --- Flash floods and landslides will continue to threaten typhoon-hit Eastern Visayas today due to heavy rains brought by a low-pressure area (LPA), according to the weather bureau. Rene Paciente, chief of the Weather Forecasting Section of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services …

  • Mount Samat, Pilar, Bataan – The Philippines hopes there will be no repeat of the dark chapter of the World War II but is always ready to fight for what is right and just, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared yesterday. In the annual commemoration of "Araw ng Kagitingan" at this historic memorial site, the President …

  • A rural worker drives a tractor pulling a sowing machine to plant soybeans in the town of Estacion Islas in Buenos Aires province, November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian/Files

    The chance of an El Nino weather event developing in 2014 now exceeds 70 percent, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, raising the prospect of damaging floods and droughts across the globe. Global cocoa prices have rallied to 2-1/2-year highs on worries El Nino could return in 2014, while other agricultural …

  • Major quake long overdue — official MB - Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Manila, Philippines -- “No one can prepare for that. Not even the US.” This is what Rommel Antinero, chief of the Pasig City Search and Rescue, believes once a strong … More »Major quake long overdue — official

    Manila, Philippines -- “No one can prepare for that. Not even the US.” This is what Rommel Antinero, chief of the Pasig City Search and Rescue, believes once a strong earthquake dubbed by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology as the “Big One” hits Metro Manila.

  • ‘Caloy’ weakens; thousands still stranded MB - Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Manila, Philippines --- Tropical depression “Caloy” has weakened into a low-pressure area (LPA) after making landfall in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, yesterday morning. … More »‘Caloy’ weakens; thousands still stranded

    Manila, Philippines --- Tropical depression “Caloy” has weakened into a low-pressure area (LPA) after making landfall in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, yesterday morning. Aldczar Aurelio, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that as of 10 …

  • Beneficial projects MB - Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Local government units (LGUs) should launch projects that would prove beneficial to the people in the long run and not just for photo opportunities, President Aquino … More »Beneficial projects

    Local government units (LGUs) should launch projects that would prove beneficial to the people in the long run and not just for photo opportunities, President Aquino III urges. *** The President administers the oath of office to the  new officers of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and other  LGU …

  • Climate control MB - Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_111006" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Photos by Jim Guiao Punzalan[/caption] "You don’t let climate change defeat you. To be less vulnerable … More »Climate control

    [caption id="attachment_111006" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Photos by Jim Guiao Punzalan[/caption] "You don’t let climate change defeat you. To be less vulnerable to the impacts of disasters and climate change means you have to have short term, medium term, and long term solutions." While other countries have more …

  • DREAM wins international excellence award MB - Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    One of the components of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) has won the 2014 Geospatial World Excellence in Policy Implementation Award in Geneva, … More »DREAM wins international excellence award

    One of the components of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) has won the 2014 Geospatial World Excellence in Policy Implementation Award in Geneva, Switzerland. DREAM introduced the use of LiDAR in the Philippines in 2012 to acquire high-resolution images of the country’s topography and the data …

  • 4-point agenda towards disaster preparedness MB - Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Manila, Philippines --- To prepare communities for disasters, the Department of Science and Technology yesterday unveiled a four-point agenda learned from Super- Typhoon … More »4-point agenda towards disaster preparedness

    Manila, Philippines --- To prepare communities for disasters, the Department of Science and Technology yesterday unveiled a four-point agenda learned from Super- Typhoon Yolanda as it kicked off its nationwide information campaign. In cooperation with other government agencies, the DOST, led by Secretary Mario Go Montejo, …

  • Churches south of Manila you can visit on Holy Week MB - Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    Although our parish priest doesn’t recommend Visita Iglesia or the Catholic practice of visiting seven or more churches on Maundy Thursday, claiming it is not really … More »Churches south of Manila you can visit on Holy Week

    Although our parish priest doesn’t recommend Visita Iglesia or the Catholic practice of visiting seven or more churches on Maundy Thursday, claiming it is not really necessary, many Filipinos are of the belief that going on a church tour is part and parcel of the Lenten tradition. Rudy Magbata, formerly of the Saint Paul …