Bureau of Immigration prepares Digitization of Arrival Cards for Passenger Monitoring due to COVID-19
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Air Traffic vs. Marine Traffic compared during the COVID-19 Lockdown in the Philippines. Passenger traffic is now almost at zero. But Cargo traffic must run to bring supplies to the remotest islands. All maps in this article can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Flights in and out of Asia – It is likely that in the forthcoming weeks, governments around the world will implement further travel bans and flight restrictions. Our experience to date has been that...
The Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2 unsettles many people. The virus seems to be omni present. Everybody speaks of it. Everybody fears it. And we know almost nothing about it. Even the WHO (World Health Organisation) can do nothing other than give advice.
We wanted to pass a long weekend in a luxury hotel where we already had stayed before. We went to the hotel’s own website to book our room. Unfortunately the desired room category hadn’t been available anymore. So we used Google to look whether our preferred category was available on a booking site.
3 Forms to enter the Philippines are now needed to get inside the Philippines. Useful! We hope they master the paperwork. 3 Forms to enter the Philippines Tourist are used to the paperwork they...
Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at some Coastal waters are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
First World Street Sign Problems: While we are struggling with natural disasters, the City of Geneva struggles with gender equality on street signs. Let’s swap!
Taal Volcano Update: Taal Volcano still continues with mixed eruptions. Phreatic (water steam driven) explosions interact with magmatic eruptions (magma/lava driven).
Manila Airport (NAIA) open again. At 12:30 PST the first flight PR318 took off. A few minutes later Pal flight PR685 landed. The opening had been expected. On Flightradar24 one could see several planes circling in holding patterns off runway 06. Two PAL flights from Dubai and Doha headed directly to Manila overflying Clark.
Update by 21:27 (PST) : PAL informs that ALL flights from/to Manila Airport are cancelled or rerouted to Clark (CRK). Flightradar24 shows no activity from/to Manila Airport. PHIVOLCS has raised Taal Alert Level to...
Dramatic Update from Taal Volcano: Just a few minutes ago Jake Afrc released a video from Taal Volcano. Lightnings in Ash Clouds.
Taal Volcano experienced a phreatic eruption around 1 PM on Sunday January 12th, 2020. This phreatic explosion generated a plume approximately 100 meters high. Depending of the witness’ position the steam/ash cloud looks dramatic....
Philippines Crazy Year 2019 – Only 3 typhoons, over 12,000 earthquakes and much too dry weather in the south. A short look back on last year.
Tropical Storm PHANFONE/Ursula had been menacing the Philippines now for several days. The good news are that this storm is getting weaker. Currently it has a pressure of 998 hPa. Why not good news?...
The Earthquakes in Southern Mindanao do shake now for months. This morning I read an extremely interesting article: “Four large quakes in two months jolt southern Philippines”. If you have a bit scientific reading knowledge I recommend to read the original article. For all the others I try to simplify the content. But the owner of the original content is Alka Tripathy-Lang, Ph.D.
Data Loss in the Tropics can happen the same way it occurs in the temperate zones of the earth. But there are two additional enemies: heath and humidity.
People living in Catanduanes, Albay, and Camarines Provinces should now prepare the arrival of Typhoon KAMMURI / Tisoy. Beware also of heavy rainfalls.