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It’s Raining, Man! Here are 5 Things to Know about the Rainy Season in the Philippines

1. The onset of rainy season heavily relies on Climate Type I areas. The rainy season or wet season is a time when the country receives rains from various weather systems such as southwest monsoon or habagat, intertropical convergence zone  (ITCZ), low pressure area (LPA), and tropical cyclone (TC). However, we only need to observe the rainfall and prevailing winds among Climate Type I areas … Continue reading It’s Raining, Man! Here are 5 Things to Know about the Rainy Season in the Philippines

Why are Typhoon Seasons Not Declared in the Philippines?

The Pacific Typhoon Season, or simply typhoon season, is an event during which a tropical cyclone (TC) forms in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The Western North Pacific (WNP) region has TCs that form or track the Northern Marianas, East Asia, and Southeast Asia including the Philippines. On the average, 20 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) every year, of which 8 or … Continue reading Why are Typhoon Seasons Not Declared in the Philippines?

How I Beat Anxiety in the Midst of Pandemic

I went to Hong Kong on January 12 to attend a 2-month research project. Other than the news about a new coronavirus in Wuhan, everyone in HK was living at a usual pace. On January 23, just before the Lunar New Year celebration, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the region. The few weeks that followed were the scariest weeks for me. A … Continue reading How I Beat Anxiety in the Midst of Pandemic

Traveling the Philippines: More Common Geography Mistakes!

It has been more than two years since we wrote an article on Philippine geography mistakes and there was an overwhelming feedback among the readers. Speaking of geography errors, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority or NAMRIA recently confirmed there are 7,641 islands in the Philippines instead of the known 7,107, citing advanced counting techniques and new islet formation for the increase. These motivated … Continue reading Traveling the Philippines: More Common Geography Mistakes!

Traveling the Philippines: The Most Common Geography Mistakes

Have you ever posted your favorite travel photo in Instagram without realizing you checked in at the wrong location? Perhaps after you posted publicly, did someone start commenting (and correcting) on the place you’re at instead of being in awe with your pictures? Well, now is the time to start getting your geography knowledge in check and get your dose of now-you-knows before you start … Continue reading Traveling the Philippines: The Most Common Geography Mistakes