Typhoons are often making landfall in the Philippines and might affect Megacity Manila. Here is what you should know about typhoons and how to stay safe before, during, and after the storm.
On August 14, 2016, Manila was hit by a tornado, ripping through at least 300 homes. What should you do should another tornado come your way?
We will teach you how to identify a tornado and give you tips on what to do during its wake.
How many seasons do we have in the Philippines? When is the best time to travel in order to avoid monsoon and typhoons? And how do Filipinos define "cold"? Here is all you need to know about geography and climate of Manila and the Philippines.
In January 2015, the leader of the Catholic church visited Manila as well as areas in the Visayas that had been devasted by Typhoon Yolanda.
+++ Update Tuesday, 14 December 2014 +++ In its latest report on effects of Typhoon Ruby, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) speaks of 18 deaths and 916 injured persons. 33,000 families are still being served inside and outside evacuation centers.
+++ Update Saturday, 8 November 2014 +++
Recovery and rehabilitation efforts are still ongoing in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Here is an update on what has been done and what still needs to be done one year after the disaster.
Metro Manila was back on its feet only a few days after Typhoon Glenda. The typhoon did not do as much devastation compared to Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Some of the damages included fallen trees, some broken windows and facades, and no electricity and Internet in some areas. Local government officials immediately took action of clearing the streets of any fallen branches or uprooted trees. Affected buildings in the business district looked new again right after the typhoon. Electricity took a while to be fixed, but not long enough to paralyze the whole city. Broken cell sites and internet connections were restored within the week.
Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) has left hundred thousands of households in Metro Manila and Luzon without electricity, and brought life to a halt on July 16. Fortunately though, the Philippines did not experience the kind of devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda last year.
The event presents MSF's response to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan emergency and highlighting the stories of our Filipino field workers, their pain, joy and reality of working in emergencies.
The last Megacitizens Manila Stammtisch in 2013 was all about the year-end and the upcoming holidays.
The victory of Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Sunday has been widely greeted as an uplifting win for the whole country, and a much-needed break after weeks of bad news following Typhoon Yolanda.