Category Archives: What on Earth?

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DSWD joins observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month

Friday, 8 July 2016 | Written by
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As the number of man-made and natural disasters increases every year, the need to enhance the public’s awareness and participation in disaster management, preparedness, and response is necessary to mitigate the impacts of calamities happening in the country. This month of July, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) joins the whole country in observance of the National Disaster…Read More »

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Natural ways to clean kids’ toys

Saturday, 25 June 2016 | Written by
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    Once you have kids, you begin looking at your home in a different way. Is this safe enough for baby? What if he puts his stuffed toy in his mouth? You begin looking at things around the home, particularly his toy cabinet, that can be potentially harmful. What he is in most contact with, for example, are ones…Read More »

[#Brexit] UK leaves European Union, PM Cameron resigns after exit vote

Friday, 24 June 2016 | Written by

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after the leave votes in the British Exit or ‘Brexit’ won on Friday, June 24, in a historic referendum that decided whether UK will leave or remain with the European Union. The Leave votes received 52 percent while those who chose Remain were only at 48 percent. The UK is the first major…Read More »

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How to prepare for La Niña

Thursday, 23 June 2016 | Written by
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As we near the end of June, rains are already becoming more frequent than usual and while most of us can only be thankful for the bit of cool amidst the sweltering heat, we can already expect the adverse effects of La Niña come the second half of the year. Read on for ideas on how you could prepare for…Read More »

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MMDA all set for Metro Manila Shake Drill

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Written by
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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is all set for the second Metro Manila Shake Drill tomorrow, June 22, 2016 at 9AM. MMDA chairman Emerson Carlos said all the agency’s personnel and participants are enjoined to perform the “duck, cover and hold.” Critical scenarios, such as fire, collapsed bridges and buildings, and derailment of trains, will also be simulated to…Read More »

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Pope Francis calls for Zero Hunger

Monday, 20 June 2016 | Written by
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In the first papal visit to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Pope Francis gave his full support to the goal of eradicating hunger and paid tribute to the organization’s staff, including those who had lost their lives at work. “Do not grow weary or let problems dissuade you,” the Pope told WFP’s governing Executive Board and staff at…Read More »

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[A Day of Hate] Orlando Mass Shooting Worst in U.S. History

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Written by
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Forty-nine people lost their lives and at least 53 people were injured last June 12, 2016 when Omar Mir Seddique Mateen went on a shooting rampage inside a popular gay club called Pulse nightclub. News agencies call it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. According to The Telegraph, Mateen, stormed into the club after 2 a.m. and began shooting…Read More »

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Prepare for La Nina, DILG tells LGUs

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Written by
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As the rainy season is about to start, Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on all local government units (LGUs) to carry out the disaster preparedness measures under Operation Listo. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the current El Nino is already in its decaying…Read More »

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Auroras explained: How the sky puts up a spectacular lights show

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Written by
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  Beyond being a spectacle of glowing lights up in the sky, auroras are actually outcomes of atomic interaction somewhere in the Eath’s atmosphere. Auroral light, which is visible to polar regions in the north as Aurora Borealis and to the south as Aurora Australis, has been a much awaited evening sky phenomenon for space enthusiasts and even ordinary folks…Read More »

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Over 700 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks; Gang rape in Brazil sparks outrage

Sunday, 29 May 2016 | Written by
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More than 700 migrant refugees, including 40 children, are feared dead in the latest series of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy. Around 100 people are missing after a boat sank on Wednesday while authorities are still searching for more than 550 migrants aboard another boat, which capsized Thursday morning after leaving the western Libyan port…Read More »

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