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A Prudent “Rain Check”

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 | 0 comments

A Prudent “Rain Check”

A couple of weeks ago, I made a promise to you, Dear Readers, that I would be working on new blog posts and that you could expect them to be published within the same week I made the announcement.  Today, two weeks after I made that statement, I’m sure y’all are wondering what happened to that promise.  Well, the good news is that I have a reasonable and valid excuse: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) happened. I’m sure you guys are well aware of the details. When I wrote...

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Philippine Floods: A Recurring Widespread Danger

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Philippine Floods: A Recurring Widespread Danger

Tropical Storm Gener (Saola), which hit the country towards the end of July, certainly brought back the ghosts of typhoons past, such as typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng in 2009, and Sendong late last year.  But it was the torrential rains brought in by the southwest monsoon (also called “Habagat”) following Tropical Storm Gener that had us actually relive the Ondoy nightmare last week.  This nameless monsoon put 50% of Manila underwater and (according to recent news updates)...

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