Technological advances in the past century have really made flying a preferred a way to travel long distances — whether it be day or night, even in rain or sunshine. But have you ever experienced a really rough ride, one that, maybe, made you stop and wonder, is it really safe to fly in poor weather?
People soaked into the cold of January when temperatures plummeted into the mid-teens in the highlands of Benguet, Ifugao, and the Mountain Province for days. While the chilly mornings brought a welcome respite for most city dwellers in Luzon and Visayas, low temperatures also increased susceptibility to highly communicable illnesses such as colds and flu.
“Tropical cyclones are a fact of life. Time and again, like the ebb and flow of water, people have to adapt with its ever-changing ferocity and numbers.” In this #WeatherWiser feature, WeatherPhilippines walks us through the basics of tropical cyclone naming.
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With the recent weather systems passing by the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), we are yet again susceptible to different hazards brought by torrential rains and possible flooding. The wet season is definitely here, and here to stay!
WeatherPhilippines partnered with the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Training Institute to jointly formulate, prepare, and implement programs and projects that will strengthen the capacities of agricultural communities.
Normal rain distribution is but a crucial resource needed to nourish the land, restore the water table for the thirsty population, and bring back the greenery in the lowlands. With this varying rain conditions, it is essential for us to understand monsoons and their behavior.
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) employees are now #WeatherWiser following their training session with WeatherPhilippines on the basic concepts and effects of different weather disturbances and rain producing systems in the country. Their newly acquired weather knowledge is highly instrumental, especially in creating disaster communications protocol.
Aboitiz bags top Philippine Quill Award for 2nd straight year, takes home record 12 awards including the Company of the Year – 2nd Runner Up and the Top Division Award in Communication Management for “Let’s drive change for a better world: The Aboitiz No Impact Challenge.
WeatherPhilippines Foundation has signed a memorandum of agreement with Knowledge Channel Foundation with the aim of promoting disaster resilience among schools and instill the #WeatherWiser mindset in today’s young generation.
Aboitiz Foundation and WeatherPhilippines has tapped the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) and UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazard (UP NOAH) to conduct community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM) training sessions to various communities nationwide.
Aside from disaster response units, the Department of Education (DepEd) can be considered one of the frontliners during disasters in the country. Find out why our educators play an important role in building a #WeatherWiser nation!
SacaSun, AboitizPower unit AP Renewables’ solar power company, was recently recognized during the Year-End Conference for Government and Volunteers (GPV) of the San Carlos City Risk Reduction Management Office.
The year 2017 marked several turning points for the Aboitiz Foundation. From the change in leadership to the innovations in our CSR strategies, we took a more challenging course to translate the Aboitiz Group’s brand promise of advancing business and communities into co-creating safe, empowered, and sustainable communities nationwide.
WeatherPhilippines discusses Lunar Apogee and Perigee – the distance of our lone celestial satellite from the planet. By the end of January 2018, two of these moon-related phenomenon would have been witnessed across the night sky.
Given the number of constantly active weather systems passing by the Philippines, it is not an unusual event when two or more tropical cyclones enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility at the same time. WeatherPhilippines walks you through the basics of the phenomenon called Fujiwhara effect, and how tropical cyclones interact.
WeatherPhilippines Foundation formalized its partnership with Manila Observatory (MO) during a ceremonial Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing recently. The two organizations will work towards exploration of how the comprehensive data from WeatherPhilippines could be better utilized through research being conducted by the Manila Observatory.
WeatherPhilippines has partnered with one of its Gold Sponsors, Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI), to realize its vision of being a catalyst that will link farmers and agricultural SMEs with weather technology and experts who understand weather conditions.
WeatherPhilippines, through its existing partnership with the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), was selected as one of the six member-organizations for an institutional visit during the 3rd ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (3rd AFMAM 2017).
To help in building a #WeatherWiser Negros Island region, WeatherPhilippines Foundation partnered with CitySavings Bank and the Department of Education in creating weather and tropical cyclone awareness for DepEd personnel in Negros Island.
The Aboitiz Group took home the Top Award in Communication Management, four excellence awards, and 1 merit award at the 15th Philippine Quill Awards, presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on July 5, 2017.
The two organizations will collaborate on utilizing weather knowledge for sustainable development among Pilipinas Shell Foundation’s internal and external stakeholders and work together in cascading a Weather for Agriculture program.
A total of 76 educators from different divisions of the DepEd Region 7 became #WeatherWiser as they immersed themselves in a two-day Weather 101 and Tropical Cyclone 101 workshop sponsored by CitySavings in partnership with WeatherPhilippines.
We take great pride in our role of helping our stakeholders make weather data-driven decisions. WeatherPhilippines campaigns and initiatives draw strength from the connection that we have with our stakeholders. It is for this very reason that we try to make highly reliable and relevant weather information accessible to all of our users.
WeatherPhilippines Foundation General Manager Dave Valeriano and Junior Meteorologist John Christian Lequiron guested on air at Radyo Inquirer DZIQ 990’s Ladies’ Talk program. Their talk focused on WeatherPhilippines’ capability to provide highly localized and accurate weather information, which the listeners could have free access to.
DepEd Region 4B personnel, all 285 of them, are now #weatherwiser after learning basic concepts, processes, and effects of different weather disturbances and rain-producing weather systems in the country.
In response to the country’s urgent need for superior weather technology and sustainable disaster preparedness systems, WeatherPhilippines has launched its new and improved weatherph.org. The revamped website is supported the foundation’s new technology supplier Meteologix AG, an international weather information provider based in Switzerland.
WeatherPhilippines conducted a ‘Weather 101’ in Tacloban City for DepEd Region 8 teachers and in partnership with CitySavings, coinciding with the anniversary of Yolanda and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Youth Camp.