The El Niño phenomenon and you

Have you noticed? Summer is over but we can still feel the heat. It’s not summer heat. It’s that irritating kind of heat under a weather that we expect to be rainy or, if not, a lot cooler than in April and May. It’s August, after all. The El Niño has been forecasted to happen and we’re experiencing it. And it seems that it will be quite a long time for this phenomenon to subside. To cope, here are some practical tips for you. But first here’s what El Niño is about.

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Future engineers, Mega Cebu brainstorm to address Cebu’s infra issues

The 5th year civil engineering students of the University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and Mega Cebu have conducted brainstorming sessions to choose project studies that will address the infrastructure problems in local government units from Carcar City to Danao City.

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Top 10 flood-prone provinces in the Philippines

Since our country encounters an average of 20 typhoons every year, it’s no wonder that the flooding crisis ranks third in the list of biggest problems in the Philippines.

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Understanding Vulnerabilities

In the Understanding Choices Forum last April 4, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) – Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center (EADSC) emphasized the need for the public to better understand and prepare for disaster-related vulnerabilities.

The forum, titled “Understanding Vulnerabilities,” highlighted how to better understand and prepare in the midst of physical, economic, environmental, and social vulnerabilities.

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Building disaster resilient communities

Resilience is Filipinos’ prime strength during calamities. This admirable ability to easily recover from or adjust in an unfortunate situation is manifested in every disaster the country experiences.

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Bohol and Cebu and the super typhoon Yolanda that hit nine regions in the Philippines last Nov. 8 recently tested how pliant Filipinos are.

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