Friday, May 27, 2016

PAGASA to transfer Bohol Office to the vicinity of the New Bohol Airport

TAGBILARAN CITY, May 27 (PIA)--Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Administrator Vic Malano said PAGASA Bohol may have to put up an office in the vicinity of the New Bohol Airport in Panglao to localize weather reporting as it will affect airport operations.

Malano said the transfer of office to the airport is also due to international policy of denying flights without a weather bureau.

The PAGASA administrator said he already had initial discussions with Gov. Edgar Chatto about the plan and will be properly putting the plan in the drawing board as the airport is targeted for completion in December 2017.

Malano said the old abandoned station in Dauis will be converted into Agro meteorological station.

On the other hand, the PAG-ASA administrator warned that precautionary measures must be observed in order to prepare against the threat of landslides as signs point to the looming La Niña phenomenon this year especially as heavy rains might erode dried up land due to El Niño. 

He said the wet season will most likely go full swing by July or August. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

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