Typhoon Pablo casualty could hit 1400+ as Filipinos mourn Pacquiao defeat

The casualty toll in the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) could reach more than 1,400 which is almost equal to the carnage wrought by Typhoon Sendong (Washi) in 2011. According to recent reports, the human toll is rising as search-and-rescue efforts to recover the missing drag on… The toll from the powerful typhoon that swept […]

Ph Government pats itself on the back for level of preparedness as Typhoon Pablo batters Mindanao

As bodies recovered in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in pile up in makeshift morgues all over Mindanao, the casualty statistics begin to approach the levels hit by Typhoon Ondoy’s flood waters which engulfed Metro Manila in 2009. However, the level of importance the Philippines’ seat of culture and governance […]

Death toll climbs as Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) tears through the Philippines

The death toll in the Philippines has skyrocketed as Typhoon Pablo (international code name “Bopha”) ravages the Philippine island of Mindanao and makes its way through the Visayas. Most tragic is the town of New Bataan in Compostela Valley province where 66 people have been confirmed dead and 230 people remain missing after a mudslide […]

Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) now a supertyphoon hits Mindanao and expected to rip through the Visayas

As of 5:00 am Tuesday 04 Dec 2012 Typhoon Pablo (international code name “Bopha”) made landfall on the east coast of Mindanao near Davao City. The storm was reportedly given a Category 5 rating or “super typhoon” class by analysts of the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Monday. Dr. Jeff Masters, of […]

Are Filipinos ready to face Typhoon Pablo (international code name ‘Bopha’)?

Are the increasingly devastating effects of storms and rising oceans really the ‘environmental issue’ everybody thinks they are? Perhaps the term environmental issue is a misnomer. There is an issue to do with climate change and its effects, alright — but they are all human issues. After all, how serious is the impact of climate […]