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Current Events, Natural Disasters

Update on Typhoon Haiyan’s Storm Surge in Philippines

Update on Typhoon Haiyan's Storm Surge in Philippines

The recent update on the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Haiyan to southern Philippines has raised the death toll to 5,235 with 23,501 injured and 1,613 reported missing. The natural disaster is of major catastrophic proportion and hit more than 60 provinces in the Philippines.  The deadly typhoon caused a storm surge which had a tsunami-like […]

November 14, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

Current Events, Natural Disasters

Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Southern Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Southern Philippines

The Philippines was hit by  Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Typhoon Yolanda) last Friday with a prediction that the death toll could reach more than a thousand. The full amount of the devastation cause by the powerful winds and storm surge is still unknown. The authorities are trying to get more information from areas […]

November 9, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

Travel

Travel Guide to the Philippines

Travel Guide to the Philippines

Filipinos are generally optimistic about their future. It’s what keeps them going in times of hardships. Their indomitable search for greener pastures eventually paid off when the economy started to grow from remittances sent home by overseas workers and outsourced jobs – an impressive average of 6.6% GDP growth in 2012, surpassing the estimated  3.5% […]

March 16, 2013 1 Comment / Read More >>

Current Events, Natural Disasters

Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerge Manila

Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerge Manila

Almost 2 million Filipino people were inundated by floods and more than 300,000 were evacuated to safer places due to heavy downpours that hit the Philippines. Half of Manila, the capital city, has been submerged when monsoon rains caused rivers, dams and waterways to overflow and set off flash floods to the capital region and […]

August 9, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

Pacific Seismic Belt

Pacific Seismic Belt

Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines are just a few among countries along the Pacific that have notably frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These natural occurrences gave rise to what is known today as the Pacific Ring of Fire, so called because of its distinct horseshoe shape of nearly continuous series of volcanic belts and […]

March 24, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Travel

Explore Palawan

Explore Palawan

Pa Lao Yu, that’s what the Chinese traders called this quiet province thousands of years ago which means the land of beautiful safe harbor. Chinese Traders found many safe places in the province where they could land their ships that’s why they so-called the land. Tabon Man was said to be one the province’s first […]

September 19, 2010 No Comments / Read More >>