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2 LPAs spotted in Luzon, Mindanao

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration yesterday announced they are monitoring two weather disturbances which have entered the Philippine area of responsibility. Around 10 a.m., the first low pressure area was spotted some 280 kilometers east of Baler,…

EcoWaste warns vs dangers of swallowing batteries

SOME bad things come in small packages. The EcoWaste Coalition hammered home this message as it reminded parents of the hazards of accidental ingestion of button batteries containing acids and heavy metals. As part of its campaign to raise awareness…

PAGASA monitoring tropical storm

STATE weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring a tropical storm approaching from the east, with international codename Halong. PAGASA said it will be named ‘Jose’ once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The weather disturbance was last estimated at…

Manila acquires satellite devices to boost disaster preparedness

AFTER opening its world-class emergency response command center, the Manila City government is reinforcing its disaster preparedness measures with the acquisition of satellite phone units. These satellite devices would allow Manila’s first responders to call, text, or connect online even…
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