Day: September 18, 2020

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

This Aqua satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and provided by NASA, shows subtropical storm Alpha in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean near Portugal’s coast. The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha. […]

‘Contactless’ ticket sale eyed for PH ports

TOO QUIET. The normally busy Batangas international seaport is without its usual noise and passenger traffic on Friday, with commercial trips still suspended. Only cargo vessels and boats ferrying returning residents can use the port. The national government has yet to decide when regular trips can resume. —MARICAR CINCO BATANGAS CITY — The government aims […]

New flowering plant grows on Mt. Arayat

COFFEE FAMILY A new flowering plant from the madder, or coffee, family discovered growing in Mt. Arayat National Park has been confirmed by botanists. —PHOTO COURTESY OF AXEL H. ARRIOLA CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — A new flowering plant that was discovered growing in Mt. Arayat National Park in 2017 has been confirmed by botanists, […]

PopCom clarifies: Teen pregnancy rate much worse

MANILA, Philippines — The head of the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) clarified on Friday that about 40 to 50 Filipino children aged 10 to 14 years old give birth “every week’’—not every year. PopCom Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III made the clarification in an interview, correcting the statement he made in a […]

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