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Taal Volcano activity had little effect on Metro Manila air quality – expert

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:00 PM

UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology's Dr Gerry Bagtasa says many air quality sensors, at least in Quezon City, have recorded low levels of air pollution

AFTERMATH. Local officials (L) talk to homeless people as they distribute face masks to protect themselves from volcanic ash along a sidewalk in Manila on January 12, 2020, after ashfall from the Taal Volcano reached suburban Manila. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Haze in parts of the Philippines: 9 ways to stay healthy

Oct 27, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Children the elderly and people with chronic respiratory problems are those particularly at risk of health problems due to exposure to haze

Philippine week-long haze not from Indonesia fires – forecaster

Oct 04, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Fire from Sumatra Indonesia is too far to affect us and disperses even before reaching Palawan or Sulu says the website Weather Manila

Shades of gray: Haze in Metro Manila

Mar 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

What s behind the haze episodes in Metro Manila?

Haze hangs over the eastern skyline of Metro Manila, March 19, 2015. KD Suarez/Rappler

Why do weather groups give different storm track forecasts?

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Dr Gerry Bagtasa of Institute of Environmental Science Meteorology UP Diliman Weather Manila and Project Noah says forecast models used by different weather agencies to project storm tracks would really vary