Just before the Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Philippines was ranked 57th out of 98 countries in the 2019 ranking of the world’s most polluted countries by IQAir AirVisual. Last year, amounts of tiny particulate matter, referred to as PM2.5, averaged 17.6 micrograms per cubic meter (μg / m3), up from 14.6 μg / m3 in 2018. They surpassed the 10 μg / m3 safety cap set by the World Health

Department Of Health

As the rainy season projected to start the following week, the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, June 7, cautioned the public against certain illnesses. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a statement it is imperative for the public to be prepared for rainy season diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis as well as malaria, and dengue. “It is best to arm ourselves with weapons against these


More rains are coming as the state weather bureau expects the start of the rainy season in two weeks. Flaviana Hilario, deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said in a Malacañang media briefing Wednesday, “It is likely that the onset will be either during the first week of June or second week of June.” PAGASA expects about five to eight tropical cyclones hammering the

dry area

PAGASA foresees rains that brought floods to parts of Metro Manila late Wednesday were an indication of the dry season’s looming end as the 2 LPAs have fizzled out. PAGASA weather forecaster Robert Sawi noted Wednesday’s rains were caused by a frontal system or boundary between air masses with different temperatures, which enhanced 2 low pressure areas over Philippine waters. “This is a sign that the rainy season is coming.


A brewing storm also known as a low-pressure area (LPA) at the moment was spotted near Ilocos Sur, informed by state weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday afternoon. PAGASA cited on its 4 o’ clock PM advisory that the LPA was last estimated 125 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. LPA’s channel reach will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms throughout Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, PAGASA added. Visayas and


Heat and humidity readings in the National Capital Region are at record high at 40.8 degrees Celsius this weekend, according to PAGASA on Sunday. Data from the state weather bureau showed that its NAIA station in Pasay recorded the 40.8°C high on Saturday, the highest in the region since the dry summer season kicked in. Where the temperature in the National Capital Region hit its highest numbers for the year

Families evacuate as Chedeng nears land

Families from Mindanao were evacuated Monday night right as tropical depression Chedeng drew closer to land over Davao Occidental. Around 500 families in Malita town in Chedeng’s path took shelter in evacuation centers, many of whom schools were repurposed to be such. Weather bureau PAGASA stated Chedeng, the third tropical cyclone to enter the country this year, is predicted to hit land early Tuesday. Chedeng was last spotted 105 kilometers

Rain from Tropical Depression Chedeng to begin on March 18

Tropical Depression ‘Chedeng’ is likely to commence on rain and squally winds to parts of Mindanao, mostly on the Davao Region by Monday. In a bulletin issued 5 am on March 18, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated Chedeng is now 650 kilometers east of Davao City. The phenomenon moving west at a slightly slower 15 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 20 km/h. Chedeng

LPA spotted in eastern Mindanao

A Low-Pressure Area (LPA) will be heading Mindanao on Friday while the spells of the tail-end of a Cold Front will be felt in northern Luzon, PAGASA reported in an early morning weather forecast. Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN may have grey skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorm due to the channel of the LPA. The weather bureau cautions of flash floods and landslides may be possible due to scattered light