• Environment,  News & Current Events

    Metro Manila Paralyzed By Heavy Rainfall And A Call For Help

    It has been several days now of relentless rains. But today was different. There are now more than 800,000 people in Metro Manila and Northern and Central Luzon affected and displaced by the heavy rainfall and flooding. Nine has already died, according to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The National Capital Region was paralyzed by floods, half of the region were submerged by floodwater. Several dams, Ipo, La Mesa, Ambuklao, Binga and San Roque are currently releasing water which already flooded the municipalities within its vicinity. It was like the Ondoy typhoon. No, it’s worst than Ondoy although the residents of Metro Manila are now more vigilant…

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    10 Most Destructive Typhoons in 2011

    It is officially rainy season in the Philippines. Everyday, rains brought by monsoon winds hampering different provinces, including Metro Manila. There are already reported deaths, even if without typhoon. Flooding usually accompanies heavy rains. Sometimes flooding occurs even if rains are not heavy, but continuous. Although a detailed mapping of flood-prone areas in the Philippines has yet to be accomplished, people within some communities need not to be told about the vulnerability of their places for flooding because of their previous experiences. Not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, or over a period of days. Destructive floods may also occur outside a defined river stream, such as when…

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    PPUR Officially Named Among New 7 Wonders Of Nature

    No more doubt and fear that Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) would still loose it. New 7 Wonders of Nature President Bernard Weber had officially announced and confirmed today the inclusion of the 17-kilometer underground river in the Philippines, based on the results of a global poll. Weber, himself admitted to have been captivated by the PPUR when he visited the place several months ago. Millions of Filipinos as well as foreigners who were star struck by the pristine beauty of the river campaigned and voted for PPUR last year to make sure that the Philippine wonder would land a spot on the prestigious list. Along with PPUR in the…