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Super typhoon ‘Ompong’ spares PH

SUPER typhoon “Ompong”, this year’s most powerful storm, will spare the country with its strong winds and heavy rains. Packing sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour and with gustiness of up to 250 kilometers per hour, “Ompong” was spotted heading towards southern Japan and was not likely to affect…

2 LPAs spotted in Luzon, Mindanao

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration yesterday announced they are monitoring two weather disturbances which have entered the Philippine area of responsibility. Around 10 a.m., the first low pressure area was spotted some 280 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora. The LPA is expected to bring light to moderate…

EcoWaste warns vs dangers of swallowing batteries

SOME bad things come in small packages. The EcoWaste Coalition hammered home this message as it reminded parents of the hazards of accidental ingestion of button batteries containing acids and heavy metals. As part of its campaign to raise awareness on “Clean and Safe Homes for Zero Poisoning Incidents,” the…

PAGASA monitoring tropical storm

STATE weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring a tropical storm approaching from the east, with international codename Halong. PAGASA said it will be named ‘Jose’ once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The weather disturbance was last estimated at 1,740 kilometers east of Central Luzon, with maximum sustained winds…

Manila acquires satellite devices to boost disaster preparedness

AFTER opening its world-class emergency response command center, the Manila City government is reinforcing its disaster preparedness measures with the acquisition of satellite phone units. These satellite devices would allow Manila’s first responders to call, text, or connect online even when cellular coverage is compromised, such as in the aftermath…
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