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Fengshen: Only Signal 2, but killing 0

Fengshen: Only Signal 2, but killing

Only three survivors have been found after a ferry with more than 700 people onboard capsized near the central Philippine island of Sibuyan, according to a Philippines Coast Guard official on Sunday. Four bodies...

Typhoon Fengshen closing in 0

Typhoon Fengshen closing in

The Philippines placed army units on alert on Friday as Typhoon Fengshen swept into the center of the archipelago with gusts of up to 140 kph (87 mph). Fengshen, the sixth typhoon to hit...

Mayon is definitely a “she”! 0

Mayon is definitely a “she”!

Volcanoes do have a sex. Grumbling Mount Hibok-Hibok is rather male. Looking always with his white and gray beard over Camiguin Island. But Mayon is definitely a female. She is nearly always hiding her...

Very High Tide – 2.10 meters 0

Very High Tide – 2.10 meters

Today we had an extreme high tide. In Mambajao on Camiguin Island the water rose so high, that a part of the market and the main street were flooded. 1 or 2 centimeters more...

Escaped from super typhoon Rammasun 0

Escaped from super typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon RAMMASUN has passed by! On May 10 it even had been classified as Super-Typhoon.  Remember “Loleng” (Babs) in October 1998. It first had been classified as “Signal 3” and then transformed into a...

Bad Roads in Panay 0

Bad Roads in Panay

I just took a bus from Tangalan to Iloilo. The roads in central Panay are in an awful state.  The bus needed some 5 hours. (OK, we stopped in Kalibo, because the crew was...

Lawnmower got a baby 0

Lawnmower got a baby

The lawnmower of Ernst & Silvia Richner got a baby. Ernst and Silvia are the owners of the DUMATAD TROPIC RESORT. For years now they use an ecological lawnmower instead of a noisy and...

Sunburn on White Island 0

Sunburn on White Island

The white sands of the Philippine beaches like the ones on White Island reflect the sun. This is why you MUST wear the MANDATORY 3 PIECE SWIMMSUIT: 1) HAT 2) SUNGLASSES 3) SUNSCREEN If...

Squatters ! 0

Squatters !

Maybe you know that Filipino houses do have 2 kitchens, one inside for the clean and non-smelly work, and one outside, called the dirty kitchen, for work like fish and meat cleaning and cutting....