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Camiguin vs. Langkawi Part 4

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – Let’s explore the island. First of all we had to organize transportation. We prefer a motorbike because one can stop anywhere, drive nearly anywhere and the top is always open. To...

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Severe Tropical Storm will hit Samar today

Severe Tropical Storm MEKKHALA/Amang will make landfall this afternoon in southern Samar. The cyclone has now almost typhoon wind speeds. Only 9 km/h more and it becomes a Typhoon Category 1. The central pressure of the...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi Part 3

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawai needs about 50 minutes. When you are lucky, you can see Penang from your aircraft. Skyscrapers on an island – oh, no! The approach...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi – Part 2

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – two cultures! Before we take the plane from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, I show you some eye catching differences and an almost perfect betrayal. After having arrived in the city of...

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The Pope’s Depression

The Pope’s Depression is approaching Samar. The Tropical Depression 01W will intensify and arrive in Samar when the Pope will visit Leyte. Currently the TD is about 1,565 km east of Siargao Island. The Pope’s Depression...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi – Part 1

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – two islands of similar size in two different south-east Asia countries. Philippines vs. Malysia. We’ll write about our 2 weeks experience in a series of articles. Why compare Camiguin vs. Langkawi ?...

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AirAsia troubles

AirAsia is in troubles. After the regretful crash of AirAsia (Indonesia) flight QZ-8501 the sister company AirAsia-Zest (Philippines) records again three incidents. AirAsia plane priority landing at NAIA Yesterday afternoon, a Manila-bound AirAsia plane made a...

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Low Pressure Area approaching

A Low Pressure Area is approaching from the Pacific Ocean. At this moment the LPA is south-east of Guam and moves west at 10 kts (18.5 km/h). This low pressure system got better organized during...

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Strong Earthquake in Zambales

A Strong Earthquake in Zambales woke people up at 3.31 a.m. this morning. The focus was 43 km southwest of San Antonio town in a depth of 84 km. This tectonic earthquake was felt at intensities...

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Adieu Georges

Adieu Georges Wolinski. Ce qui s’est passé est épouventable. Afin de ne pourrir dans ce monde, il faut des gars comme toi. Tu m’avais fait rire et sourire. Tu m’as fait penser et repenser....

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Philippines Airspace News

Philippines Airspace News – the pope’s visit creates more turbulence than expected and Cebu Mactan’s airport extension already stalls. And no news from Laguindingan’s night operations. Philippines Airspace – Pope’s visit The Civil Aviation Authority...

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Winter in Camiguin

Winter in Camiguin has come! Every year there are about 8 weeks of grey and rather cold weather here in Camiguin. Winter! The lousy weather usually starts begin December and lasts until end of January....

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Mayon Volcano Alert Level 2

Mayon Volcano Alert Level has been lowered to Level 2. PHIVOLCS noted a “general decline” of the volcano’s overall activity since the last recorded seismic swarm last November 29. PHIVOLCS maintain their warning to the public to...

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Visa and Money – be prepared

Visa and Money should be cared of before the year’s end. During almost 10 days nothing official will work in the Philippines – and elsewhere.   While you can get money from ATMs, if...

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Balikbayan Boxes News

Balikbayan Boxes are unique in the world. With Balikbayan Boxes relatives abroad can send goods, gifts and almost anything to the Philippines. Not only Filipinos appreciate this service, many expatriates are hauling their whole belongings from overseas...

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Cloudy and rainy weather ahead

Cloudy and rainy weather is to be expected starting this evening and continuing tomorrow all day. Affected areas are the eastern Visayas and eastern Mindanao. These clouds may bring light to strong rain associated...

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NAIA 3 and 4 closed on Pope’s visit

Ninoy Aquino International Airport  Terminals NAIA 3 and 4 will be closed to arriving flights due to the closure of roads during Pope Francis’ visit in January. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager...

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