News from the Philippines

Weather 2014-10-02 0

Typhoon Phanfone enhances Habagat

Typhoon Phanfone is developing and still moves west-northwest at 24 km/h. This typhoon may enter PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibilty) at its north-eastern corner. The typhoon will not hit the Philippine islands. The animated...

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Flying pig

Flying pig in Dumaguete. I just got this picture from Ronald. As weather is fine and no other problems disturb my quiet day, I post this picture. Always happy landing … 

Earthquakes 2014-09-20 0

Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato

An Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato yesterday and this morning. Up to now 21 earthquakes of magnitudes between 2.4 and 5.2 hit the region south-west of Kidapawan City in southern Mindanao. Map from our Earthquake...

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Mayon Volcano is highly active

Mayon Volcano is highly active. This morning’s report from PHIVOLCS indicates a steady increase of activity. Mayon Volcano’s alert status is on Level 3. Mayon Volcano (extreme right) seen early in the morning from Naga City Mayon Volcano’s...

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Laguindingan airport has VOR

Laguindingan airport has now a VOR (VHF Omni Directional Radio Range). When we brought our 2 guests to Laguindingan airport last Saturday, We discovered the VOR antenna on the western side of the airport. On...

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Mayon volcano a dangerous Beauty

Yesterday we reported that Alert Level 3 had been proclaimed for Mayon volcano.  As of midnight Tuesday, 1,653 families had been evacuated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines from threatened villages around Mayon Volcano. By...

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Mayon Volcano Alert Level 3

Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay is on Alert Level 3. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level of Mayon volcano to 3 (of 5). This means...

Weather 2014-07-30 0

Two Tropical Storms

Two Tropical Storms are currently dominating the north-west Pacific. TS NAKRI/Inday is now north-east of northern Luzon and moves north-northwest. TS HALONG is in the vicinity of Guam and moves west-northwest.   Storm Data TS NAKRI/Inday...

Weather 2014-07-26 0

July or January?

July or January? A friend from the Island posted this picture of their cat. Caption: Weather like in January – everybody under cover   

Weather 2014-07-26 0

Nasty weather in the south

Nasty weather in the south of the Philippines. The slowly approaching Tropical Depression (TD) hovers east of Mindanao and brings heavy rainfall to the southern islands.  This Tropical Depression is moving very slowly towards...