News from the Philippines Blog

Balingasag-2014-01-20 0

North-East Mindanao flooded

It rained all day on our little lovely island of Camiguin. Camiguin lays some 15 km north of Mindanao. We wondered how the weather was over in Mindanao.  This evening came the shocking messages....

Cagayan de Oro Flood 2014-01-20 0

Cagayan de Oro on CODE RED

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has issued a CODE RED STATUS as of 1:58pm today as heavy rains continue to pour into the city. A CODE RED WARNING means there will be...

Similar - isn't it? 0

Bad weather = annoying malls

In one of my previous posts I informed you about the bad weather in the south of the Philippines.  What can you do other than bring your annoyed partner to a shopping mall? She’ll...

Hacker 0

Got hacked!

No, not our website, but the website of a friend here on the island. And it’s not the first time he gets hacked. Instead of the usual welcome message, visitors got this screen: This...

Agoho Beach: Weather 2014-01-19 2

Camiguin is grey, rainy and cold

The Tropical Depression LINGLING/Agaton is now hovering since more than a week over the southern islands of the Philippines. The soils are saturated with water and slopes start to slide without any warning sign....

New Silent Gardens: Weather 0

The Silent Gardens Blog is back

We are happy to inform you that the Silent Gardens Blog is back and it is working. Yesterday, while we updated the website, we had a brown-out and the whole blog went crazy. No...

Weather 2014-01-10: Wet weekend ahead 0

Wet weekend ahead

A weak low pressure area (LPA) is moving towards south-eastern Mindanao. It will enhance the rainfall the southern islands encountered already during the whole week. This weather is normal for the current season. Cold...

Nespresso 0

Do you print spaghetti?

Barilla, world’s biggest pasta maker, successfully copies Nestlé’s NESPRESSO strategy. Everybody can brew a coffee and everybody can make pasta – at least boil the hardened ones out of the bag or pack.  In 1976,...

Beautiful Bicol 0

Getting up early …

When traveling in the Philippines one often has to get up early, even very early, to catch a flight, a bus or a ferry. But these early hours are often the most beautiful moment...

Z(P)est Air Kalibo 0

Z(P)est Air again

A Zest Air plane skidded off the runway of the Kalibo airport in Aklan on Thursday afternoon, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Group...

Bagasbas Beach 0

Gone surfing

We recently had been surfing at Bagasbas Beach near Daet in Camarines Sur. I’ts been funny but unfortunately I had been to heavy for the weak swell  Bagasbas Beach is still a funny hang-out....