Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cebu Pacific: Juan Million Thanks!

Juan Million Thanks! A Piso fare treat for our 1,000,000 Facebook Fans and counting!

Weather Update: Tropical Storm "Gorio" Bulletin No. 11

Weather Bulletin Number ELEVEN
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "GORIO"
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, 30 June 2013

Tropical Storm "GORIO" is now over West Philippine Sea after passing Lubang Island. 

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

 Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)

 Metro Manila
Pangasinan
Zambales
Bataan
Cavite
Batangas
Mindoro Provinces
Lubang Island

Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 - 17 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today. 


source: PAGASA

Weather Update: Tropical Storm "Gorio" Bulletin No. 9

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN No. 9
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm “#GorioPH
Issued at 11:00 PM, 29 June 2013

TROPICAL STORM “GORIO” has maintained its strength as it moves in a west northwest direction.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “GORIO” was estimated based on all available data at 60 km Northeast of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro (13.6°N, 121.6°E).

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 24 kph.

Forecast Positions: Tropical Storm “GORIO” is expected to be at 350 km Northwest of Metro Manila tomorrow evening. By Monday evening, it will be at 870 km Northwest of Metro Manila and it is out of the Philippine Area of Responsibity (PAR).

Public Storm Warning Signal No.2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs):

Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces including Lubang Island, Romblon Marinduque, Quezon Province, Camarines Provinces, Albay and Burias Island.

Public Storm Warning Signal No.1 (Winds of 45-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours):

LUZON: La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Polillo Island, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao Island, Coron and Calamian Group of Islands.

VISAYAS: Capiz, Aklan and Antique.

• Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered.

• Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

• Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

• The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow. 



source: PAGASA

Weather Update: Tropical Storm "Gorio"

Weather Bulletin Number EIGHT
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "GORIO"
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 29 June 2013



Tropical Storm "GORIO" has accelerated further and is now over Sorsogon Bay. 

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal



Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds) 

Masbate incl. Ticao
Burias Islands
Sorsogon
Albay
Camarines Sur
Camarines Norte
Marinduque
Quezon incl. Polilio Island
Rizal
Bulacan
Pampanga
Tarlac
Zambales
Nueva Ecija
Pangasinan
Batangas
Laguna
Cavite
Bataan
Metro Manila



Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds) 

Catanduanes
Romblon
Mindoro Provinces incl. Lubang Island
La Union
Benguet
Nueva Vizcaya
Quirino
Aurora

Samar Provinces
Leyte Provinces
Biliran
Northeastern Iloilo
Capiz
Aklan 

Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 - 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.



source: PAGASA

Friday, June 28, 2013

"Filipinas" na ngayon, hindi na "Pilipinas"

KAPASIYAHAN NG KOMISYON SA WIKANG FILIPINO, 12 ABRIL 2013

IPINAGTITIBAY ANG MULING PAGGAMIT NG "FILIPINAS" HABANG PINIPIGIL ANG PAGGAMIT NG "PILIPINAS".











































































Any reactions mga guys?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cebu Pacific's Official Statement sagot sa CAAP
















We received the Notice of Decision issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) regarding the accident involving a Cebu Pacific Airbus A320 aircraft operating Flight 5J 971 from Manila to Davao on June 2, 2013. We will comply with all the recommendations indicated within the Notice of Decision.

Safety has always been the highest priority for Cebu Pacific. We aim to provide the safest airline service possible for the millions of passengers who travel with us every year.

Further to the CAAP’s recommendations, CEB commenced additional initiatives including:

• Enhancement of our current training curriculum to include additional focus on wet runway landings, “go-arounds,” specific training for inclement weather and non-precision approaches.

• Implementation of enhanced pilot training curriculum by Airbus standardized trainers at the Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT), the only facility in the country that belongs to the CAE-Airbus Training cooperation, and with two state-of-the-art full flight simulators. Inaugurated in Clark in December 2012, PAAT is a joint venture with Canada-based CAE. CAE operates the world’s largest airline training network.

• An independent review of our flight operation systems and processes by Airbus Industries. Airbus will deploy a team of Safety, Flight Operations and Human Factor experts to Manila for this review.

Overseeing these initiatives is Capt. Jim Sydiongco, Cebu Pacific’s Vice President - Flight Operations. His experience in the aviation industry spans over 37 years. Capt. Sydiongco previously headed the Flight Standards Inspectorate Service (FSIS) of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). He also served as Chief Pilot for Safety Standards and Systems at Philippine Airlines (21 years); and as the Senior Safety Supervisor of EVA Air (16 years). His expertise is invaluable to CEB’s pilot management team as he oversees all aspects of flight operations, including pilot training.

Moving forward, as we further grow and fly to new destinations using new aircraft, CEB will continue to find ways to serve our passengers better.





Thursday, June 20, 2013

Weather Update: Tropical Depression "Fabian"

Weather Bulletin Number ONE
Tropical Cyclone Alert: Tropical Depression "FABIAN"
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, 20 June 2013


The Low Pressure Area (LPA) West of Batangas has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "FABIAN"

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 - 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

Tropical Depression "FABIAN" has no direct effect to any part of the country. However, it will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the western section of Luzon particularly Palawan.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and the next update will be incorporated in the 24-hour weather forecast to be issued at 5 pm today.


"No Public Storm Warning Signals Raised"


source: PAGASA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Buwayang mas malaki pa kay Lolong, huhulihin

Puspusan ang paghahanap sa isang dambuhalang buwaya sa Rizal, Palawan na pinaniniwalaang mas malaki pa kay "Lolong."

Nabawi na ng buwayang si "Cassius" mula Australia ang record bilang pinakamalaking buwaya sa mundo matapos mamatay si "Lolong."

Ayon sa mga residente, sa ilog sa Canipaan namataan ang napakalaking buwaya na kasalukuyan nang tinatangkang hulihin.

Sa Palawan Widlife Rescue and Research sa Puerto Princesa hinahanda na ang mga gamit maging ang paglalagyan sakaling mahuli na ang buwaya.

Bukod dito, isa pang contender sa listahan ng malalaking buwaya si "Surigao" na nasa crocodile farm sa Palawan.  


Report from Edinel Magtibay, ABS-CBN News

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Manila Road Closure for Rizal's Bday

MANILA – Parts of Roxas Boulevard were closed to traffic beginning Wednesday morning as part of the ceremony held at the Rizal Park to commemorate the 152nd birth anniversary of the country’s national hero.

According to the Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit, the north and southbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard from T.M. Kalaw to Katigbak was closed at 7 a.m.

Authorities said all vehicles coming from the southern part of Manila intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. shall turn right at TM Kalaw and then turn left at Ma. Orosa.

On the other hand, for those coming from the northern part of Mania intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. shall turn left at P. Burgos and then turn right at Ma. Orosa.

Outgoing Manila Mayor Lim led the wreath laying ceremony before Rizal’s monument in Manila.
Also at the event were other groups including the Knights of Rizal, Philippine Navy, and officials of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

Some of Rizal’s relatives also graced the wreath laying ceremony. – with a report from Noel Alamar, dzMM

source:ABSCBNnews

Class Suspensions: June 19, 2013

Walang pasok: Some schools suspend classes June 19 amid possible heavy rain
Some schools in Metro Manila suspended classes for Wednesday amid the possibility of heavy rain and floods.

At 5:36 a.m., the University of the East posted on its Twitter account that classes from kinder to high school in its campuses in Manila and Caloocan City.

"Kinder, elementary and high school classes in UE Manila and UE Caloocan for today, June 19. 2013, have been suspended by UE President (Ester) Garcia," it tweeted.

A tweet by GMA News said the Little Merry Hearts Montessori Center also suspended classes from preschool to high school.

Classes continue in other schools

But other schools in flood-prone areas in Metro Manila indicated classes will proceed for Wednesday.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines said there was no announcement on the cancellation of classes as of 5:25 a.m.

"As of 5:25 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 19, NO ANNOUNCEMENT yet on cancellation of classes," PUP said on its Facebook account.

The University of Santo Tomas also said there was no announcement as of 5:21 a.m. that classes would be suspended.

Meanwhile, in Valenzuela City, the city government said there is no class suspension for the day.

"Advisory: NO Class suspension citywide as per DepEd Valenzuela City OIC . NO floods on major highways and roads to schools," it said.
 
source: TxtFire Philippines

Thunderstorm Advisory No. 28 (9:45AM 19 June 2013)

Thunderstorms is affecting portions of #Bulacan (Obando, Marilao), #Bataan(Bagac), #Zambales (San Antonio) and expect to affect nearby areas within 30 minutes.

All are advised to take precautionary measures against heavy rains, strong winds, lightning and possible flashfloods. Keep monitoring for updates.
 
source: PAGASA

Monday, June 17, 2013

Over 800 Schools found Flood Prone's in Metro Manila

Over 800 major schools found in flood-prone areas
For many students in Manila, back-to-school shopping includes umbrellas and boots. Getting stranded during the rainy season is almost inevitable, especially since over 800 major schools are found along flood-prone roads.

The Metro Manila Development Authority identified 113 flood-prone road segments, including Taft Avenue in Manila, Araneta Avenue in Quezon City, and General Luna in Malabon.

GMA News Research mapped out major schools within a one-kilometer distance from these road segments using the Geographic Information System.

Manila had the most flood-prone schools, with 29 percent or 242 out of at least 813 major schools near flood-prone roads.

The city's flood-prone clusters include Taft Avenue, which is home to some 45 schools including Adamson University, Philippine Normal University, Philippine Christian University and Philippine Women's University.

Following Manila, Quezon City had 22 percent or 186 major schools near flood-prone areas, including 26 in the G. Araneta Avenue cluster.

In the España-Sampaloc cluster, there were 81 flood-prone schools, including UST and Legarda Elementary School, which is the fifth biggest public elementary school in Manila in terms of enrollment.

Of 2,747 schools in Metro Manila, 1,187 are flood-prone, according to MMDA. Schools in low-lying areas, such as Legarda, become catch basins during the rainy season, the report said.

"Ang drainage mula sa España umaapaw na rin, so at the same time, kasi ang alam kong umaapaw from España muna, tapos dito," Legarda Elementary School Principal Dr. Fe Medrano said in a report on News to Go on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, there were 26 flood-prone schools in the Malabon City cluster, including Malabon Elementary School, the third biggest school in the city in terms of enrolment. The cluster includes Sanciangco Street, Juan Luna Street and Gen. A. Luna Street.

To address the flooding along Gen. A. Luna street, the local government conducted digging operations to deepen the canal, GMA News' Kara David said on News to Go. Even three days of digging were not enough to remove all the mud and trash clogging the canal. "Pagka umuulan, talagang malaki ang tubig dito sa amin," a resident said in the report.

Apart from cleaning the drainage systems, MMDA said certain roads must also be made higher. Until this is done, MMDA appealed to schools to cooperate in order to avoid difficulty during the rainy season.

"Dahil identified sila as highly susceptible, siguro mas paiigtingin dito 'yung kanilang mga pagma-maintain natin ng mga drainage at flood control facilities ng MMDA," MMDA Assistant General Manager for Operations Atty. Emerson Carlos said in the report.

Heavy rain hit Metro Manila on Monday night, causing floods and stranding many commuters. MMDA teams found that in many areas, the floods were caused by rocks, bottles, and other objects clogging the drainage, according to a previous report.

Anticipating another night of heavy rain and flooding, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino on Tuesday urged offices and schools to allow employees and students to go home early to avoid getting stranded.

Metro Manila not flood-resistant

Tolentino earlier said Metro Manila can never be resistant to flooding, as areas like CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela) are naturally below sea level.

"Metro Manila can never be flood-resistant but it can be flood resilient," Tolentino said.

On example can be found in Dampalit, Malabon, where the Department of Education built a new school designed to keep students safe from floods.
 
 
source: TxtFire Philippines

Weather Update: June 17, 2013

PAGASA may raise alert level to orange if rains continue

MANILA (9 p.m. UPDATE) - Heavy rains over Metro Manila on Monday night prompted state weather bureau PAGASA to raise the yellow alert at 8:30 p.m.

Areas covered by the warning are:

Caloocan,
Malabon,
Navotas,

Valenzuela,
Manila,
Pasig,

Pasay,
Taguig,
Makati,

Paranaque,
Las Piñas,
Muntinlupa,

Quezon City (Fairview, Novaliches and Commonwealth), Mandaluyong,
Pateros.

PAGASA said moderate to heavy rainfall fell over these areas for the past hour, and the rains will most likely to continue for the next 3 hours.

Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow warning is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm to 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue, according to the Palace.

Areas covered by this advisory should be aware of the weather, particularly the threat of flooding in low-lying areas.

An orange alert is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm to 30 mm within one hour.

Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the green alert, according to Manuel Quezon III, undersecretary for the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office.

Meanwhile, a red alert is issued when downpours constitute an emergency.

This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm, Quezon said in a blog post.

PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran told dzMM that residents of areas covered by the yellow alert should be ready.

"Iyung mga lugar, maging handa na po sila. Iyung floodings, possible na lalo na sa mababang lugar," he explained.

"Usually po, 2-3 hours (ang ulan). Kapag rainfall advisory na po, medyo tatagal," he added.

He said the rainfall alert level might be raised further if heavy rains continue Monday night.

"Maari pong mag-upgrade po tayo ng orange kung lalakas po ang ulan natin. Titignan po natin kung mag-uupgrade po tayo," Duran said.

PAGASA will issue its next advisory at 11 p.m.

The heavy rains spawned floods and caused traffic jams across parts of Metro Manila again early Monday night.

The rains are caused by the southwest monsoon made more intense by tropical depression Emong, according to weather bureau PAGASA.

MMDA CCTV footage along EDSA showed southbound road traffic grinding to a standstill amid the heavy rains.

The MMDA said it deployed rescue teams and rubber boats on Quezon Avenue and Biak na Bato to help stranded people.

The agency also sent rescue vehicles to the España area and EDSA Cubao northbound.
 
 source: PAGASA

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weather Update: June 14, 2013

Thunderstorm Advisory No.10
10:15PM 13 June 2013:

Thunderstorm affecting portions of #Bataan, #Zambales and #Pampanga within 2 hours.

Expect thunderstorm over portion of #Bulacan and #Quezon in the next 2 hours.

All are advised to take precautionary measures against heavy rains, strong winds, lightning and possible flashfloods. Keep monitoring for updates.
 
source: PAGASA

Maynila: Suspended Classes Today

Dahil sa biglaang pagbagsak ng napakalakas na ulan sa buong ka-Maynilaan ay napilitang magsuspinde ng mga klase ang mga Kolehiyo at Unibersidad sa Maynila.

Kabilang sa mga sinuspindeng klase ay ang mga sumusunod;

FEU (Far Eastern University)
San Sebastian University
San Beda University
Adamson University
Unuversity of the East
St. Paul College -  Manila
Pamantasang ng Lungsod ng Maynila 
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
Philippine Women's University


Ito ay bundos sa malakas na buhos ng ulan na agad namang nagpabaha sa mga kalsada ng Maynila. Iniaasahang susunod na ring magsususpinde ang iba pang mga eskwelahan.



Friday, June 7, 2013

Meralco Advisory: Emergency Power Interruption at Cavite Area

An emergency power interruption occurred at 10:02 PM (Friday, 06/07/2013) affecting portions of Tanza, Gen Trias and Rosario in Cavite. All efforts are being exerted to restore power as soon as possible. 




Tuesday, June 4, 2013

News Flash: Cebu Pacific Advisory

All Cebu Pacific (CEB) flights to and from Davao will be back to normal starting tomorrow, June 5, 2013, Wednesday, after its disabled aircraft was removed from the Davao Airport runway.

CEB brought in a team of experts from the Singapore Airlines Engineering Company to remove the aircraft. The runway was cleared at approximately 7 pm today, June 4.

This was two days after flight 5J 971 from Manila to Davao landed at night in bad weather and veered off the runway.

CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei thanked the flight crew for their presence of mind and handling of the immediate situation. All 165 passengers on board deplaned safely.

“We also thank the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the Davao International Airport authorities for their support, as we worked together for the earliest resumption of airport operations in Davao,” Gokongwei said. “Again, we would like to sincerely apologize to all those who were affected by the Davao Airport closure.”

Sumadsad na Cebu Pacific plane hindi pa rin natatanggal ngunit Davao Airport magbubukas na ngayong gabi

Hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa rin nai-aalis ang sumadsad na eroplano ng Cebu Pacific sa Davao Airport.

Napabalitang sumadsad sa runway ng Davao ang naturang eroplano ng Cebu Pacific (flight 5J971) dakong alas tres (3am) ng madaling araw.

Kabuuang 165 na passengers ang sakay nito at hanggang sa ngayon ay inaalam pa rin ang sanhi ng pagsadsad.

Ayon naman sa CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines), sa inisyal nitong pag-iimbestiga ay lumabas na "human error" ang naging sanhi ngunit hindi pa rin ito pinal kung kaya't hindi pa tuluyang inilalabas.

Nagpahayag naman ng pagkadismaya ang Ateneo De Davao kung saan naglabas ito na iboycott o hindi na muling pagbili ng eskwelahan ng mga tickets sa nasabing airlines.

Sinabi ni Ateneo de Davao President Joel Tabora agn katagang "You do not deserve customers" na mariing iginigiit ang pagboycott sa Cebu Pacific.

Dahil umano ito sa naging kapabayaan ng mga staff at crew ng kumpanya ng hindi man lang nagpahatid ng impormasyon sa mga pasahero na may nangyayari na palang ganito sa eroplano.



































PInagiisipan na ring sampahan ng kaso ng Davao City Mayor Duterte ang Cebu Pacific dahil sa kabagalan nito ng aksyon na nag-uugat umano ng pagkalugi ng Davao ng mahigit P300 Milyong piso kada araw.

Napabalita na ring ngayon alas otso (8pm) ng gabi ay muli na ring bubuksan ang Davao Airport.

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