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Brown-out !

A brownout is an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system. Intentional brownouts are used for load reduction in an emergency. The reduction lasts for minutes or hours, as opposed to short-term voltage sag (or dip). The term...

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No Power in Mindanao

Last night, around 03:00 a.m. it started to get warm in the bedroom. The fan didn’t work anymore. Reason: Brownout. The whole Mindanao Power Grid failed. Mindanao and associated islands were simply a black...

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Blumentritt ? Not only an MRT/LRT station in Manila

Ferdinand Blumentritt  born on September 10, 1853, in Litoměřice (Czech Republic), was a teacher and a close friend of José Rizal. Blumentritt became one of Rizal’s closest confidants although they met only once. He translated the latter’s...

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Tourists get value for money

ABS-CBN titles in today’s business section: Tourists get value for money in the Philippines. According to an online survey by Huffington Post Travel 2014, the Philippines is a top pick for “bargain hunters, outdoorsy types...

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Earthquake update

GDACS, the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued an Orange Earthquake Alert. Summary This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on themagnitude and the affected population and their...

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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake in Ilocos Norte

On 17 February 2014 at  01:56:01 p.m. a magnitude 5.3 shook Ilocos Norte, 29 kilometers southwest of Burgos. Source: PHIVOLCS The earthquake was felt with these intensities: Intensity V – Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte Intensity...

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White Elephants and Black Holes

Last Thursday we wrote about the crippled airport project in Laguindingan. Today our friends in Panay found another outstanding project near Kalibo, the  “Pook Ecological Tourism Development Project“. Hundred thousands of tourists land every year...