In Photos: Beautiful Rock Formations In Philippines

4 07 2014
KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION, Ilocos Norte Not to be missed when visiting Burgos town in Ilocos Norte is the chalk-like monument proudly standing along its craggy coastline. Infiltrated and weakened by the ocean and wind, the rocks were uniquely carved by these natural artists and till now they continue to mold their creations. Though climbing this coastal wonder is now prohibited to save it from further corrosion, visitors can still admire Kapurpurawan’s beauty from a distance.

KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION, Ilocos Norte
Not to be missed when visiting Burgos town in Ilocos Norte is the chalk-like monument proudly standing along its craggy coastline. Infiltrated and weakened by the ocean and wind, the rocks were uniquely carved by these natural artists and till now they continue to mold their creations. Though climbing this coastal wonder is now prohibited to save it from further corrosion, visitors can still admire Kapurpurawan’s beauty from a distance.

NAGUDUNGAN HILL, Cagayan Blissfully resting on the island of Calayan, part of the uncharted Babuyan Islands – Nagudungan Hill is a true freak of nature! Hike up this wind-swept hill to get a breath-snatching view of the three coves: Caniwara, Sibang and Cababaan Coves. But the highlights of the climb here are the otherworldly rock formations; from the precipice lapped by ceaseless angry waves to the gigantic abyss plummeting into small caves. Best time to visit this place is from March to May to avoid being stranded on the island which is frequently battered by strong winds and typhoons.

NAGUDUNGAN HILL, Cagayan
Blissfully resting on the island of Calayan, part of the uncharted Babuyan Islands – Nagudungan Hill is a true freak of nature! Hike up this wind-swept hill to get a breath-snatching view of the three coves: Caniwara, Sibang and Cababaan Coves. But the highlights of the climb here are the otherworldly rock formations; from the precipice lapped by ceaseless angry waves to the gigantic abyss plummeting into small caves. Best time to visit this place is from March to May to avoid being stranded on the island which is frequently battered by strong winds and typhoons.

BIRI ROCK FORMATIONS, Northern Samar Composed of seven gigantic rock formations namely, Bel-at, Caranas, Pinanahawan, Magasang, Magsapad and Macadlaw, Biri Rock Formations were once buried over a span of millions of years but were eventually lifted by tectonic movements. These monuments have been weathered away by seawater, wind, cold and heat peeling away the rocks’ surfaces. Visitors can also swim and snorkel in the emerald green waters lapping around Bel-at and Caranas Rock Formations.

BIRI ROCK FORMATIONS, Northern Samar
Composed of seven gigantic rock formations namely, Bel-at, Caranas, Pinanahawan, Magasang, Magsapad and Macadlaw, Biri Rock Formations were once buried over a span of millions of years but were eventually lifted by tectonic movements. These monuments have been weathered away by seawater, wind, cold and heat peeling away the rocks’ surfaces. Visitors can also swim and snorkel in the emerald green waters lapping around Bel-at and Caranas Rock Formations.

CAPE SAN AGUSTIN, Davao Oriental Pummeled by strong wind and storms, Cape San Agustin is draped by spectacular craggy coastline dappled with interesting rock formations. “The Altar” is believed to be the setting of the first mass of Spanish Missionary priest St. Francis Xavier in Minadanao when he first set foot in the country sometime in 1550. This chalk-like monument sculpted by the forces of nature offers a spectacular view of the Celebes Sea and its surroundings. Also, don’t miss “The Islet”, another incredible rock formation soaring out of the seafloor, this is where the Celebes Sea and the Davao Gulf meets.

CAPE SAN AGUSTIN, Davao Oriental
Pummeled by strong wind and storms, Cape San Agustin is draped by spectacular craggy coastline dappled with interesting rock formations. This chalk-like monument sculpted by the forces of nature offers a spectacular view of the Celebes Sea and its surroundings. Also, don’t miss “The Islet”, another incredible rock formation soaring out of the seafloor, this is where the Celebes Sea and the Davao Gulf meets.

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Aerial Photos Of Typhoon Haiyan’s (Yolanda) Devastation

12 11 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in the eastern Philippines early Friday morning.

With very strong winds up to 380-kph (235-mph) in Leyte province, and storm surge up to 5-meter-tall (16-foot-high), it was feared that at least 10,000 were killed in the city of Tacloban.

Looking at the aerial photos of the devastation caused by the typhoon, it looks as if the island was hit by a great tsunami rather than a typhoon.

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In Photos: Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) In Philippines

9 11 2013
Devastation in Tacloban City. New Getty photo.

Devastation in Tacloban City. New Getty photo.

A day after Typhoon Haiyan, which is one of the most powerful typhoons on record lashed six islands in the Philippines, it was reported that at least 100 people were killed and many more were injured.

The super typhoon with very strong winds, massive storm surges and heavy rains damaged and destroyed buildings, road, trees that some badly hit area looks as if they are in a war zone.

AP reported that Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, said he had received “reliable information” by radio from his staff that more than 100 bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban on hardest-hit Leyte Island.

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Photos: 2013′s Strongest Typhoon Hit Philippines

8 11 2013

Philippines was hit by this year’s strongest typhoon called Typhoon Haiyan. 

At least four people were reported killed by during this massive disaster but the death toll could rise when the authorities can reach the badly hit areas. 

The strong winds and heavy rains from the typhoon causes floods and landslides, destroying buildings, plants and roads.

Typhoon Haiyan is the second category 5 typhoon to hit the Philippines this year after Typhoon Usagi in September.

Aldczar Aurelio of the government’s weather bureau said Typhoon Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall, making it the strongest typhoon this year.

“The super typhoon likely made landfall with winds near 195 mph or 314 kph . This makes Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall,” said Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at U.S.-based Weather Underground.

The huge, fast-paced Typhoon Haiyan raced across a string of islands from east to west.

After lashing the central islands of Samar and Leyte with 275-kph (170 mph) wind gusts and causing waves as high as 5-6 meter (15-19 ft), it lashed Cebu and Panay with over 200 kilometer (125 mile) per hour winds.

Nearly 720,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes.

Power and communications in the three large islands of Samar, Leyte and Bohol were almost completely down but authorities promised to restore them within 24 hours.

Weather Underground’s Masters said that the world’s strongest recorded typhoon, cyclone or hurricane to make landfall was Hurrican Camille in 1969, which hit the southern U.S. state of Mississippi with 305 kph (190 mph) winds, said .

The state weather bureau said Haiyan was expected to move past the Philippines on Saturday and out over the South China Sea, where it could strengthen even further and hit Vietnam.

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Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerged Manila

8 08 2012

Rescuers evacuate some residents while others return to their submerged houses in Marikina City Metro Manila August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains had flooded Manila and nearby provinces.

Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

So far, at least 64 people were killed by the flood and landslides and  850,000 people were displaced.

Half of Manila was sank by floods as high as three meters.

This is a disaster!

Rescuers help residents wade through a flooded road in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Filipino rescuers dig for survivors where four homes collapsed in a landslide incident in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)

Residents wade through floodwaters as another looks down from a rooftop in Marikina City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Rescuers rushed to reach trapped residents across the Philippine capital on Tuesday, as torrential rains triggered severe flooding. Flood waters reached up to two metres (6.5 feet) in the village of Tumana in Marikina City, an eastern suburb of metropolitan Manila, where some residents were stranded in their homes. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Residents wade through floodwaters in Tinajeros, Malabon city, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. More than 20,000 people across Manila and nearby provinces are staying inside evacuation shelters, the welfare department said. REUTERS/Stringer

Filipinos move around roofs as floodwaters rise in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)





The World’s Largest Crocodile In Captivity

4 07 2012

File photo taken in September 2011 shows the saltwater crocodile called “Lolong”, which was captured in the Agusan marsh on the island of Mindanao last September. Lolong has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

On Sunday July 1, 2012, the Guinness Book of World Records declared a saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton as the world’s largest crocodile in captivity.

The crocodile, Lolong is  6.17 metre or 20.24 foot long.

Lolong, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island of Mindanao in September 2011.

Now it is kept at the crocodile park in the southern Philippine town of Bulawan.

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, a Philippine National Police officer stands next to a giant saltwater crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan town, Agusan Del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday, July 1, 2012 that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. Guinness spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse says the saltwater crocodile nicknamed “Lolong” measured 6.17 meters (20.24 feet) and weighed more than a ton. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile. (AP Photo)





Volcano Spews Lava As Eruption Looms

23 12 2009

Mayon volcano in the Philippine spews lava as eruption looms.


Mayon is the most active volcano in Philippine.

People around the area had fled their homes.

The government wants everybody to move from the area near the volcano because the eruption can kill many people and it will be a big disaster.


The lava is very, very hot and during a volcano eruption burning lava will come out from the volcano and destroy things along the way.


The Philippine Institute on Volcanology and Seismology was considering ratcheting up the volcano alert to the highest level, which would mean an eruption was underway, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.

Mayon is 500km south of the Philippine capital of Manila.

There are other active volcanoes in the Philippine.

I think after Mayon there will not be any volcano eruption in the Philippine for a while but not forever.








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