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Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby – update 12/03-2

Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby forecast tracks are again heading more south. All agencies except US NAVY (JTWC) follow the JMA forecast. You may compare the two Multi Agency Track Forecasts. These compilations are made by Michael Padua. JTWC...

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Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby – again Samar?

Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby has been upgraded to a Typhoon Category 2.  It heads now rather towards Samar and maintains its western movement. There is a high risk that HAGUPIT/Ruby follows a similar track as HAIYAN/Yolanda a year...

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Tropical Storm HAGUPIT keeps south

Tropical Storm HAGUPIT keeps south and maintains its western movement. The forward speed is still fast with 35 km/h. Meteorological agencies now expect HAGUPIT to become a Typhoon Cat.4 Only the US-Navy (violet) and...

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“The View” Camiguin

“The View” Camiguin is the newest restaurant on our little island. We went here yesterday. It had been a gray and cloudy day. “The View” and the view had been good.  In Camiguin restaurants...

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New Low Pressure Area developing

A new Low Pressure Area  is developing east of the Carolines islands. JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) predict a Tropical Depression in their 24 and 48 hours outlook. This system has the potential to become...

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Philippines bus trip calculator

Yesterday we announced the “Philippines bus trip calculator“. Friends have tested the calculator and found that the results are almost real. About an hour ago we were happy to release the only online  “Philippines...

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Bus fares in the Philippines

Bus fares in the Philippines – how to calculate? Almost every day we get inquiries asking for the cheapest bus fares from A to B. The big problem are the bus companies.They don’t publish...

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A look back on “Queenie”

“Queenie” caused some troubles in the Philippines. Why? PAGASA had announced a TD (Tropical Depression), JTWC and JMA wrote about an LPA (Low Pressure Area). What went wrong? When “Queenie” entered PAR (Philippines Area...

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Ferries sunk – confirmed!

Ferries sunk:  We got a confirmation from a reliable person with an update of what had happened. Now it’s too dark. We’ll dispatch a photographer tomorrow morning.  We just received an image from Christopher Rodriguez:...

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Ferries sunk?

Ferries sunk? All our communication channels are going mad. A first message informed us that a boat sunk between Benoni (Camiguin) and Balingoan (Mindanao).  Our inquiries first showed up with Super Shuttle Ferry #15...

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Weather update from Balingoan

We just got a Weather update from Balingoan. Our friend Vincenzo (aka. Kalen) is supervising the work on his newest project, La Vela Pizzeria in the port of Balingoan. He informs us that currently no boat is leaving...

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A rainy day

A rainy day does not yet make a rainy season. As predicted yesterday a weak Low Pressure Area (LPA) reached the southern Philippines today. However a rainy day does not announce the usual 8...

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Weather update southern Philippines

Weather update southern Philippines: A weak Low Pressure Area (LPA) is approaching Surigao. We expect cloudy to rainy weather for tomorrow, Wednesday November 26. There is no danger! Atmospheric pressure is nearly normal with...