News from the Philippines

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Immigration has a new website

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration has a new website. We just got a tricky visa question out of Africa. So we had a look at the Bureau of Immigration. And WOW – they have a...

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Honeypot for Spammers

Last week I wrote about Chinese spammers and hackers. After the first shock I decided to install a Honeypot for Spammers. It worked wonderfully. The definition of a Honeypot “A server that is configured to...

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New hyperbaric chamber in Cebu

A new hyperbaric chamber in Cebu had been inaugurated by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)  in their building located in front of Mandaue City Hospital.  A hyperbaric chamber is medical equipment used to treat...

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Confusing Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air confuses travelers. Friends wanted to come to Camiguin. They wanted to come on Thursday and leave next Tuesday. Cebu Pacific Air is the only company flying to Camiguin. So they tried to...

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Mayon Volcano – New Lava Flow

Mayon Volcano – After one week, a new lava flow was observed at restive Mayon Volcano this morning.  The lava flow was observed short after 6 a.m.this morning. It might be longer than the 350 meters flow of...

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Wet Lanzones Festival in Camiguin

Today begun the annual Lanzones Festival in Camiguin. Since early this morning it is raining. A local depression brings bad weather to north-east Mindanao and the Bohol Sea.  The full program and schedule of...

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Abducted Germans are free

Abducted Germans, Stefan Victor Okonek and Henrike Diesen,  are free. After a race against the clock, the 2 hostages were freed yesterday evening. Read the first two articles to see what got known end...

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Philippines Weather News

Philippines Weather News – The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has successfully launched Himawari-8. The new weather satellite is in orbit since October 7, 2014. JMA also has modified their 3 hourly isobar maps. We have updated...

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Camiguin – the Dolphin Surprise

Camiguin, the little volcanic island between Bohol and Mindanao is always good for a surprise. Dolphins can often be seen when on a ferry between Camiguin and Mindanao or Camiguin and Bohol. At this...

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Mayon Volcano – Lava flow

Mayon Volcano today had a lava flow. During the last weeks the volcano was rather quiet, but this morning, the volcanologists spotted a lava flow of about 350 meters from the summit. Photos courtesy of  Joey...

Weather 2014-10-12 0

Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong over Japan

Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong has reached Japan. Although it weakened to Category 2 and did not replace its eyewall, it is still a strong storm. Central pressure is currently  965 hPa, up from 920...

Weather 2014-10-10 0

Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong a bit weaker

Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong got a bit weaker this morning. Its central pressure increased from 900 hPa to 920 hPa. Latest satellite images show an eyewall replacement cycle(*). The  typhoon is now moving north...

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Haha said the moon …

Haha said the moon and did hide behind the clouds. In the Philippines the moon eclipse should have been seen at sunset. But over most of the islands the moon did hide behind clouds....

Weather 2014-10-08 0

Violent Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong

Violent Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong has reachd Category 5 and is a Super Typhoon now. It’s central pressure is incredibly low at 900 hPa. Wind speed near the center is up to 220 km/h and...