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Tropical Depression approaching!

A Tropical Depression is approaching from Guam. The TD is moving slowly but steadily towards Bicol / Quezon region. Bicol as well as Central and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains...

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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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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...