Unpredictable weather-A A +A
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WEATHER forecasters were stunned when 60-kilometer-per-hour winds and pounding rain brought about by typhoon “Gener” struck Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Central Luzon late Sunday night.
Weather forecasters are supposed to watch weather disturbances closely.
How then can a storm stun them?
President Noynoy Aquino, in his last State of the Nation Address (Sona), said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa) now gives accurate weather forecasts.
Perhaps typhoon Gener came just to embarrass Pag-asa.
Give it to someone up there who makes typhoons.
Many movies show villains trying to control the weather.
This must be so wonderful that even Mark Twain wished he could manage the rain.
He said, “The rain is famous for falling on the just and unjust alike, but if I had the management of such affairs I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust outdoors I would drown him.”
Residents of Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City last Saturday voted to keep intact their barangay, the biggest in the city.
No separate Barangay Banawa-Englis for now, but Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama has offered to build a satellite barangay hall in Banawa-Englis.
It could just be a “consuelo de bobo” to appease those who clamor for the creation of a new barangay.
He could say, “You don’t have a new barangay, but I can give you a barangay hall.”
PNoy met with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte at the Palace and dissuaded the two political leaders from pushing though with Charter change (Cha-cha).
He said Cha-cha is not a priority of his administration.
There is a time and a season for everything under the heaven--even for dancing the Cha-cha.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 01, 2012.