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Summer solstice marks ‘longest days’ in Philippines

By Jaymee T. GamilIt/inquirer.net – will be a long day on Wednesday (June 21), literally, as Summer Solstice falls around noontime on that day. In its astronomical diary for June, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has said Philippine nights will be at their shortest—and day times Read more »

Philippines braces for Typhoon Haima

By Katie Hunt/CNN – Typhoon Haima bore down on the Philippines Tuesday, with the country’s northern island of Luzon bracing for strong winds and heavy rainfall that could trigger landslides in the mountainous region, forecasts say. The storm is expected to become a super typhoon — with winds over 150 Read more »

Typhoon Ruby on track to hit Samar provinces

via rappler.com – The Samar provinces are still in the crosshairs of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit), which has maintained its strength overnight Saturday, December 6. Ruby, located 240 km east northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar as of 4 am Saturday, currently has maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the Read more »

Philippines on Alert for Strengthening Typhoon Hagupit

By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist/accuweather.com – The scenario of strengthening Hagupit bringing life-threatening dangers to the Philippines remains a serious concern. Hagupit strengthened into a typhoon early Tuesday night PHT (Tuesday morning EST) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph (80 mph). Conditions are prime for Hagupit to strengthen further, Read more »

Deadly Tropical Storm Sendong (Photos)

On December 16th, Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) struck the Philippine island of Mindanao, bringing 10 solid hours of torrential rainfall – up to 16 inches (400mm) in some places – causing multiple flash floods and mudslides. Already-swollen rivers overflowed their banks, inundating some areas under more than 3 meters Read more »

Aquino finds self in eye of storm

By Christine O. Avendaño, Marlon Ramos – In the wake of Tropical Storm “Sendong,” President Benigno Aquino III has found himself in the eye of another storm. Users of social networking sites slammed the President after sexy television host Valerie Concepcion revealed in her Twitter account that she performed Read more »