News from the Philippines

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Hot and sunny Philippines

Hot and sunny weather in the Philippines – Summer Time! It’s really motivating to get up early. Getting up at 05:00 a.m., swim in the warm sea and watch the orange ball of the...

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Beautiful Silent Gardens – the movie!

A bit than a month ago, we told you that Silent Gardens is getting beautiful - Beautiful Silent Gardens! We also promised that we’ll put the movie of Adonis R. Acebes’ work online. Unfortunately we recently...

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URGENT: Blood Group 0- (zero negative) needed

A friend of us needs an urgent medical operation. The intervention needs some blood conserves of Blood Group zero negative If you are a Zero RH Negative donor and can go to Cagayan de Oro or...

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Camiguin Traffic Jam

The Camiguin – Panaad 2014 ends today with a great traffic jam in the port of Benoni. At 11 a.m. car number 508 queued up in the middle of the dam of the Taguines...

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New Tropical Depression forming

A new Tropical Depression (LPA 98W) is forming east of Palau. The TD is slowly moving westwards, towards the Philippines. Weather is still sunny in the Philippines. There are some locally produced cumulus clouds...

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Camiguin – Panaad 2014 cont.

During the Camiguin – Panaad 2014 thousands of pilgrims climbed up the “Via Crucis”, the stations of the cross, on old volcano – Vulcan Daan. Everything went well and only one road accident happened on...

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HEALTH ADVISORY

MERS-Corona Virus UPDATE: Saturday, April 19, 2014: In a press conference on Saturday, DOH Secretary Enrique Ona said further tests on the Filipino male nurse showed he is not infected. The  urged OFWs coming home from...

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Camiguin – Panaad 2014

Again, thousands of devotees have come to Camiguin for the Camiguin – Panaad 2014. The first have already started the 64 kilometers journey around the island. Many others are waiting for the cool shadows of the...

Weather 2014-04-08 0

Tropical Depression PEIPAH/Domeng stalling

Tropical Depression PEIPAH/Domeng lost power and direction. The analysis of the different meteorological agencies are still divergent.  Name (INTL. / local): PEIPAH /Domeng Class: Tropical Depression Time/Date of observation: 05:00 PM (PST) on April...

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Goodbye Uli …

This afternoon, on White Island, we gave the ashes of our dear friend Uli to the sea. Some close friends and his whole staff accompanied him on his last dive.  During our last longer...

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PEIPAH/Domeng – nobody knows

PEIPAH/Domeng – no useful forecast available. The depression/storm is playing tricks with forecasters while it has entered PAR (Philippines Area of Responsibility). Why is forecast so difficult? Weather forecast is based on two processes....

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TS PEIPAH: Forecasts are converging

The forecasts for Tropical Storm PEIPAH are narrowing. The multi-agency forecasts now converge 0ver Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Surigao del Norte and Bohol. The storm is still  accelerating closer to Palau and is expected to enter...

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Tropical Storm “Peipah” (05W)

Tropical Storm 05W is intensifying and got now the international name “Peipah”. If you check the multi-agency forecast below, you see that 3 out of 5 weather agencies predict the storm to run over...

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Tropical Storm 05W

The Tropical Depression 05W has strengthened into a Tropical Storm and has accelerated its west-northwest movement towards Palau. This morning the storm had been southwest of Koror (Palau) at 4.3°N and 141.4°E. The winds have increased to 65...

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Tropical Depression changes direction

The Tropical Depression (TD 05W ) still east of Palau moving west to northwest towards the Philippines. The forward speed is about 15 km/h. The wind speeds are 55 km/h near the center with gusts...

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Tropical Depression approaching

There is a Tropical Depression (TD 05W ) east of Palau moving westwards.  This tropical Depression is currently far in the south at about 2° north and moves at 11 km/h. In the following...

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Balloon Festival Pampanga

This year’s Balloon Festival in Pampanga will be held next week from April 10 to April 13.  More than 100 pilots from round the world will color the sky with their hot air balloons.  This year’s...