Technology paves new way towards correct Filipino

MANILA – Is it ‘imahe’ or ‘imahen?’ ‘Dyaryo’ or ‘diyaryo?’ Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is developing a software that aims to help address misspelling of words in Filipino, the country’s national language. Targeted for launching in 2018, KWF’s first spellchecker software will operate much like Microsoft Word’s own by alerting people about wrong spelling … Read More

Cloudiness, ‘habagat’ rains likely until Thursday afternoon

MANILA — Lightning, moderate to occasional heavy rains, strong winds and flash flood are possible in Metro Manila, the Visayas, Mindanao, Bicol Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa. According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 24-hour forecast released Wednesday afternoon, cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms are likely … Read More

Even after its exit, ‘Isang’ remains a threat, says PAGASA

  MANILA — Waves up to 14 meters high are still possible this week in the waters off Northern Luzon’s northernmost Batanes province despite the exit of tropical storm ‘Isang’ (international name Hato) from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). “Such danger of sailing there will remain until ‘Isang’ landfalls in China,” said weather forecaster Nikos Peñaranda … Read More

‘Gorio’ nears Taiwan

  MANILA — Typhoon ‘Gorio’ (international name ‘Nesat’) slightly accelerated and is about to make a landfall over Taiwan, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its Severe Weather Bulletin 14 released Saturday afternoon (July 29). PAGASA located ‘Gorio’ at 360 km north of Batanes province’s capital Basco municipality as of 4 … Read More

‘Gorio’ intensifies into typhoon; Batanes faces stormy weather

MANILA — Stormy weather will be experienced over Northern Luzon’s Batanes province, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Friday afternoon. Rains with gusty winds will prevail over Babuyan Islands also in Northern Luzon, PAGASA also said. According to PAGASA, severe tropical storm ‘Gorio’ (international name ‘Nesat’) intensified … Read More

More ‘habagat’ downpour ahead as ‘Gorio’ intensifies

  MANILA — Storm ‘Gorio’ (international name ‘Nesat’) on Thursday afternoon (July 27) intensified into a severe tropical storm with moderate to heavy rainfall within its 550-km diameter. “This weather system will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over the western section of Luzon, including Metro Manila, … Read More

Easing Leyte aftershocks still threat to public safety: Phivolcs

MANILA — Future aftershocks of last Thursday’s magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Leyte province can still endanger life, limb and property, even if these tremors occur less frequently. “Some of those aftershocks can further damage structures that the earthquake has already affected,” science research analyst of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Julius Galdiano, … Read More

Aftershocks continue to shake Leyte

  MANILA — More aftershocks rocked Leyte province following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake Thursday afternoon. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) science research assistant Bhenz Rodriguez said this agency was able to monitor, as of 5 a.m. Friday (July 7), 241 aftershocks. “Further aftershocks of such earthquake this Thursday (July 6) are still possible,” … Read More