The DOST announced that IBM will donate a supercomputer to PAGASA. The meteorological agency will purportedly use it with more advanced modelling software to account for general climate conditions in the country for the next 5 to 10 years, and to improve their weather forecasting, being able to anticipate typhoons up to 7 days before it might affect the country as opposed to the maximum 3 days advanced forecasting they are able to do with current resources.
From the developer's app description:
"iTyphoon is a mobile application that provides typhoon updates to Filipinos and the world, free!"Download it via this iTunes link for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
These are links to papers/reports I was a co-author of, that are rather useful for typhoon/wind engineering education in the Philippines as well.
On June 28, 2013, I went to Subic Bay to present a paper entitled "How to estimate 'site-specific wind loads?'" at the 2013 National Midyear Convention of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers. It is essentially a more formal paper version of an article I posted here on this blog earlier. The full video of the presentation is below. (Note: The slides are in English but the presentation itself is in Filipino.)