News from the Philippines Blog
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.
Mactan–Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is finishing the transformation of the old terminal 1. While the new international terminal 2 sparkles, dust still swirls trough the domestic part. On April 23, 2014, the Department of...
2 Ferry Accidents in 3 Days! First the burning ferry off Dapitan port and now the capsized ferry in the Port of Consuelo on Camotes island. This must be very bad news for the...
Ghost Nets are everywhere in all our oceans. These are commercial fishing nets that have gotten lost, abandoned, or discarded at sea. Ghost nets are trapping and killing millions of marine animals including sharks, rays, bony fish, turtles, dolphins, whales, crustaceans, and birds.
Tourist Visa Regulations have been the easiest way to come to the Philippines. Now BI and DOJ are tightening the rules. Read what you can do before it might be too late.
Our House Dragons are of the species Varanus cumingi. They are also known as Monitor Lizards. Currently we have a gang of 3 of these guys living just 10 to 20 feet from our dining table on the veranda. They live in the space between the concrete wall and the bamboo cover.
OTS List of Prohibited Items — Following international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Office for Transportation Security issued an updated list of prohibited. These items cannot be brought or...
Dengue fever is menacing allmost all parts of the Philippines. By June 2019 the epidemic threshold had been reached. Dengue can kill you!
Basically CEB has installed ADS-B receivers on 21 airports in the Philippines.
They record flight data of an average 500 domestic flights per day. For each flight they collect about 1000 GPS positions.
Cebu Pacific uses the FlightAware FlightFeeder 7.9.2 as I do.
Abuse of Philippines 9A Tourist Visa – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) found that more and more foreigners come to work here illegally. This is why holders of a tourist visa are now intensely screened when arriving.
Because the “GetGo” member website is so comfortable, we automatically earned miles and more miles. It is comfortable because almost all our data is stored in this application. Booking a flight takes less than 5 minutes and a few clicks. Only credit card information has to be entered for security reasons.
Airport Terminal Fee is not yet eradicated but Mactan-Cebu makes a step forward. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), the company that operates Mactan-Cebu airport, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) announced that the Terminal...
Reactivate the former jungle path from Mainit to the Tuasan falls and make it accessible for wheel chairs. The Mount Timpoong park will still be accessible from Mambajao. Then again you will hear “The humming and drumming getting louder as you approach—it’s the music of the Tuasan Waterfalls”. It will again be the original tune!