Skylab in Mindanao

Have you tried this before? An impressive ride yet life-threatening to both passengers and driver.

A motorbike ride known as Skylab in Mindanao. This is their means of transportation. It can carry 8 up to 10 passengers. Indeed, it is very challenging on the part of the passengers to observed good balance so that the motorbike captain does not have to struggle the bike gravity.

Skylab is a must to try if you visit Mindanao


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Folk Songs of Cordillera Region (Highlands of Luzon)

The Folk Songs of Cordillera Region (Highlands of Luzon) helps us discover the way of life of the Cordillera people through themes about nature, family life, work in the field as well as the spiritual matters. In addition to  songs and chanted poetry, Cordillera music is distinctively made up of two sound characteristics of instruments based on their respective materials - the first,  made of bamboo ( (flutes, percussion instruments), and the second, made of  metal (gongs). 

These traditions are on their way to extinction due to the modernisation of the way of life among the youth of the Cordillera region. Less and less of the young generation   are taught/learning the traditional music of their forefathers. Other threats to their music and most especially, their way of life are the conflict between state policies and their ancestral rights on land ownership, megatourism, militarization, and the shift from manual farming to machine-processed farming. Despite all these, several non-governmental organizations and international organizations like UNESCO ensure the protection not only of the rich culture and tradition of the Cordillera region but also of their people.



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Typhoon Preparedness Guide: What To Do After A Typhoon

What To Do After A Typhoon

  1. Monitor to your radio, television or visit Weather Philippines for storm advisories on the progress of the typhoon.
  2. Check your house for damage and make necessary repairs at once. Avoid scattered debris especially tin and lumber as there may be rusty nails protruding.
  3. Wear proper safety gear and equipment when working in hazardous areas.
  4. If your house was damaged, make sure that it is already safe and stable when you enter.
  5. Have a knowledgeable person inspect electrical connections before using electrical appliances.
  6. Watch out for live wires or outlet immersed in water.
  7. Report damaged electrical cables and fallen electric posts to the authorities.
  8. Beware of dangerous animals such as snakes that may have entered your house.
  9. Boil water before drinking it to avoid diseases.
  10. Avoid contaminated food resulting from the lack of electricity and refrigeration.
  11. Do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding that can cause dengue.

Source: Typhoon Weather Updates

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Typhoon Preparedness Guide: What To Do During A Typhoon

What To Do During A Typhoon

  1. Stay inside the house and keep calm. Postpone any travel.
  2. Monitor to your local radio, television or visit Weather Philippines for storm advisories on the progress of the typhoon.
  3. In case of flooding, turn off the main sources of electricity to prevent electrical accidents.
  4. Avoid wading through flooded areas to avoid water-transmitted diseases.
  5. Do not operate any electrical equipment during a flood.
  6. Do not use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded.
  7. Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
  8. Heed the advice of the local authorities if they ask you to evacuate your area. If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders:
  9. Evacuate calmly.
  10. Close the windows and turn off the main power switch.
  11. Put important appliances and belongings in a high ground.
  12. Avoid the way leading to or along the river.

Source:
Typhoon Weather Updates


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Typhoon Preparedness Guide: What To Do Before A Typhoon

What To Do Before A Typhoon

  1. Inspect your house if necessary repair/fixing is needed. (eg. Roof, doors, windows, ceilings)
  2. Before typhoon strikes, you must clean up your house’s drainage system so it won’t get clogged up.
  3. Store an adequate supply of food and water that would last for a few days. Canned goods are ideal especially if cooking is not possible.
  4. Put everything in your house in an elevated position especially items that generate electricity so that water won’t penetrate into them in case floodwater rushes inside your house.
  5. Harvest crops that can be yielded immediately.
  6. For fishing folk, place boats in a safe area.
  7. If you are living in a lowland, hazard prone and/or risked areas, the ideal resort is to evacuate as early as possible.
  8. Always keep flashlights, candles, and batteries and first-aid supplies available.
  9. It is important as well to have an available transistor radio (battery – powered incase power supply will be unavailable) so you can be updated about the typhoon and its current location.
  10. Frequently listen to your local radio, television or visit Weather Philippines for storm advisories on the progress of the typhoon.

Source:
Tyhoon Weather Updates


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