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Watch Double Epic Fail in Ilocos Norte

Yes, totally true. The epic fails in Ilocos Norte. One of which was the “cable cart” ride which amused the passengers at first. Then afterwards lost the interest for the operator obviously had difficulty maneuvering the cart up its destination and back. But hey, it was a good try. The […]

Live blogging the fury of Mayon Volcano

Today, at 9:32 AM, Tuesday, January 23, Legazpi time, we start a live blogging event to document the fury and ferocious destruction of Mayon volcano on its environ and the local residents living in its vicinity. We are getting a live text feed direct from the city fronting the volcano. […]

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted […]

Pink pineapples for your fruit salad, anyone?

Do you love fruit salads? Are you fond of experimenting by adding colors on the mix to make it more fancy and attractive? Now that wait is almost over. Very soon, the food stalls and supermarkets in the US of A will get a fill of pineapple, not the yellow […]

Salceda wants to separate OCD from NDRRMC

LEGAZPI CITY — If he will have his way, outgoing Albay governor Joey Salceda will separate the Office of Civil Defense from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Now that he is the newly elected representative of the second legislative district of Albay, it is exactly what he […]

Russia impose ban on corn, soy bean imports from US

Russia bans import of soybeans and corn from the United States starting from February 15. Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Wednesday, “Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15.” Answering a respective question, the agency […]

Australia puts up US $500,000 to fight Zika virus in Pacific Region

[flexiblemap address=”Nukuʻalofa, Tonga” region=”Pacific” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″ ] To prevent the spreading and combat the Zika virus, the Australian government has pledged US $500,000 in aid. Australian minister for the Pacific said in a statement that the fund will be used to combat the virus in Tonga and other […]

India PM says ‘climate change pact no winners or losers’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris last night as the victory of “climate justice” and said there are no winners or losers in the outcome. He appreciated how every country rose to the challenge for reaching the agreement at the Conference […]

PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle

Video: PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle — Ambassador Lazaro PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen those guidelines, the country’s ambassador to France said during an […]

P-Noy’s COP21 Paris visit includes Italian side-trip

Malacanang on Thursday said President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the 21st Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 30. The working visit will enable Aquino to further expand Philippine bilateral ties and cooperation with the Holy See, France, and […]

PH, Chile signs agreement on disaster risk reduction management

The Philippines and Chile on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on disaster risk reduction and management. Following their expanded bilateral meeting in Malacañang Palace, President Benigno S. Aquino III and his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, witnessed the signing of the MOU, led by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who also […]

UN’s Ban Ki-moon bats for compromise on climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on world leaders to step up their efforts to eliminate their differences in order to reach an agreement in Paris in late November on tackling the climate challenge for the global community. “With two weeks left before the start of COP-21, it is […]

UNICEF: Stronger El Nino endanger lives of 11-M children

An estimated 11 million children are at risk of hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Nino, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) […]

Chile’s Coquimbo region hit by 6.8 magnitude quake

[flexiblemap title=”Chile quake” address=”Coquimbo Region, Chile” region=”South America” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”9″] A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in the early hours of Saturday, but no damage or injuries have been reported. The quake hit the north-central Coquimbo region at a depth of 47.8 km at 4:31 a.m. (0731 GMT), according […]

PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

Driest Atacama Desert blooms surprise carpet of wildflowers

The driest desert of the world, the Atacama, located on the Pacific coast and covering 1,000 kilometers of Chilean land, has suddenly turned into a gorgeous carpet of wildflowers, after El Nino, a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the Equatorial Pacific, brought the heaviest rainfall in two decades […]

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Canada P825-M Yolanda assistance, Pnioy food & cuisine festival in Myanmar

Canada launches call for proposals for P825-million livelihood, reconstruction assistance for ‘Yolanda’-affected communities. MANILA, Nov. 11 — The Government of Canada launched the Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance Call for Proposals in Ottawa in commemoration of the first anniversary of typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan) and as part of its ongoing assistance to […]

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UNICEF: Stronger El Nino endanger lives of 11-M children

An estimated 11 million children are at risk of hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Nino, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) […]

Driest Atacama Desert blooms surprise carpet of wildflowers

The driest desert of the world, the Atacama, located on the Pacific coast and covering 1,000 kilometers of Chilean land, has suddenly turned into a gorgeous carpet of wildflowers, after El Nino, a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the Equatorial Pacific, brought the heaviest rainfall in two decades […]

Glenda aftermath: Coco farmers to suffer economic hardship

LEGAZPI CITY — Coconut farmers are projected to suffer from economic hardship due to loss of income until next year or even up to 2016 as the consequence of Typhoon Glenda. Philippine Coconut Authority-Albay senior agriculturist Alvin Trespeces said agency records estimated the total loss in terms of farmers’ income […]

Chile’s Coquimbo region hit by 6.8 magnitude quake

[flexiblemap title=”Chile quake” address=”Coquimbo Region, Chile” region=”South America” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”9″] A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in the early hours of Saturday, but no damage or injuries have been reported. The quake hit the north-central Coquimbo region at a depth of 47.8 km at 4:31 a.m. (0731 GMT), according […]

Participants were half-hearted during the nationwide earthquake drill

The 1st quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last March 27 wherein Marikina city also participated was hailed as a success. Playing lead roles were partner agencies’ National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), also tasked to strengthen people’s preparedness for emergencies […]

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Chile’s Coquimbo region hit by 6.8 magnitude quake

[flexiblemap title=”Chile quake” address=”Coquimbo Region, Chile” region=”South America” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”9″] A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in the early hours of Saturday, but no damage or injuries have been reported. The quake hit the north-central Coquimbo region at a depth of 47.8 km at 4:31 a.m. (0731 GMT), according […]

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Participants were half-hearted during the nationwide earthquake drill

The 1st quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last March 27 wherein Marikina city also participated was hailed as a success. Playing lead roles were partner agencies’ National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), also tasked to strengthen people’s preparedness for emergencies […]