News from the Philippines

Weather 2014-12-19 Featured 0

Winter in Camiguin

Winter in Camiguin has come! Every year there are about 8 weeks of grey and rather cold weather here in Camiguin. Winter! The lousy weather usually starts begin December and lasts until end of January....

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Mayon Volcano Alert Level 2

Mayon Volcano Alert Level has been lowered to Level 2. PHIVOLCS noted a “general decline” of the volcano’s overall activity since the last recorded seismic swarm last November 29. PHIVOLCS maintain their warning to the public to...

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Visa and Money – be prepared

Visa and Money should be cared of before the year’s end. During almost 10 days nothing official will work in the Philippines – and elsewhere.   While you can get money from ATMs, if...

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Balikbayan Boxes News

Balikbayan Boxes are unique in the world. With Balikbayan Boxes relatives abroad can send goods, gifts and almost anything to the Philippines. Not only Filipinos appreciate this service, many expatriates are hauling their whole belongings from overseas...

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Cloudy and rainy weather ahead

Cloudy and rainy weather is to be expected starting this evening and continuing tomorrow all day. Affected areas are the eastern Visayas and eastern Mindanao. These clouds may bring light to strong rain associated...

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Camiguin Ferry Accident – update

Camiguin Ferry Accident: The Super Shuttle Ferries #11 and #15 stranded during a towing on November 26. After damaging many coral blocks, the Super Shuttle Ferry 15 had been floated and towed away. Super Shuttle Ferry 11...

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Camiguin pops up

Camiguin becomes more and more the island in between. Camiguin is still the island in the southern Bohol Sea where tourists find unspoiled nature. But tourists – Filipinos from the mega-cities and foreigners from the...

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Nice weather – go for a stroll

Nice and sunny weather over the Philippines. There are some clouds around Yap and Palau. They aren’t dangerous and may only bring some sparse clouds and a bit of rain to the eastern Visayas....

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Tropical Storm HAGUPIT/Ruby still weakening

Tropical Storm HAGUPIT/Ruby still weakening while slowly moving towards Marinduque. The land interaction and the cold air coming from continental China used up the energy of HAGUPIT/Ruby. Tropical Storm HAGUPIT/Ruby has now a central pressure...

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HAGUPIT/Ruby is weakening, but

HAGUPIT/Ruby is weakening, but this makes the problem somehow worse. This slow storm unloads billions of tons of water over the Visayas and Bicol. This water is worse than the wind.  A well built...

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Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby 6 p.m. update

Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby is continuously approaching Samar. JMA classifies the typhoon as “very strong” this means still Cat.4. The expected landfall in Samar will happen around midnight tonight. Tourists Warning The airlines are cancelling flights. If...

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Camiguin Weather – #1 – HAGUPIT/Ruby

All weather agencies are now fully concentrated on Samar and the approaching Super Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby. They have much more resources than we have here in Camiguin. But our families and friends should know how we...

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If you cant change it – laugh!

Super Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby is approaching Samar, we are now working on the morning report. And just now a short message hit my computer and made me laugh out loud (LOL): The best track forecast...

Weather 2014-12-05 Multi Agency 0

HAGUPIT/Ruby – short update 9 p.m.

Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby again intensifying and moving towards Samar – JMA has again updated their forecast – Data from 8:40 p.m.(PST) – Forward speed still 15 km/h West. Strength again Violent! JMA use another scale for...