Tagged: Manila

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Manila – Monaco

Here are two maritime traffic maps of this morning. Green symbols are cargo vessels, violet are yachts. Manila Monaco The extreme number of luxury yachts in the port of Monaco and off the coast...

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Do not visit “Intramuros” today

We strongly recommend not to visit “Intramuros” in Manila today. Thousands, no ten thousands of people are going to the nearby Quirino Grandstand to protest against the government’s “Pork Barrel” policy. It is also the...

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Still strong Habagat – La Mesa Dam still overflowing

Typhoon TRAMI / Maring is approaching the coast of mainland China. Landfall is expected around 08:00 a.m. PST tomorrow morning. But its Habagat amplifying effect is still very strong. Fortunately full moon had been...

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Cheap flight lure to Philippines

Philippine Airlines is offering return fares to Manila from just $520 to launch its first service to Perth, which starts this morning. The fare is the latest in an expanding price war, with airlines...

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The Philippines TRACON disaster

Above the clouds freedom seems to be without limits. Maybe! May, Reinhard May! But below the clouds and inside the clouds, there is traffic around Manila’s airport as you find it on EDSA at...

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Philippines Trains and Railways

When we speak with friends about trains in the Philippines, they look at us as if we told them a story out of 1001 nights. Do trains really exist in the Philippines? Yes, they...

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Heavy fog (smog) over Manila

Last night and early this morning Manila had been in a thick fog causing limited visibility and cool weather in the metropolis, and delayed local and domestic flights while grounding light aircraft. The heavy fog...

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New terminal 1 in Manila’s NAIA – a never ending story

The discussion around Manila’s airport and especially NAIA-1 (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) goes in a new round – or does it restart at the beginning? The design team of world famous furniture designer Kenneth...

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Manila ranks 128th in world’s most livable cities

Manila ranks 128 out of 221 cities in the world in Mercer’s 2011 Quality of Living ranking highlights. And Manila scored 173rd in personal safety, which is based on measures of internal stability, crime...

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Series of Earthquakes continues

The series of Earthquakes off the coast of Zambales continues. Since the initial magnitude 6.0 hit, yesterday at 08:26, 12 more shocks were recorded. Their intensities were from magnitude 2.3 to 4.5. All Quakes...

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Where were all the taxis?

When arriving in Manila’s NAIA airport you usually do not have to wait for a taxi. There are always plenty of them at the airport.  But what happened today? Arriving passengers did queue up...

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Mini “Putsch” in Manila

Dramatically played out on live television, an opposition politician and rebel military officers surrendered to government forces after taking over a luxury hotel in Manila. “We’re going out for the sake of the safety...