Monday, March 14, 2011

Current events: Nuclear Blast in Japan WILL NOT affect Ph- PAGASA

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has denied rumors circulating via text message that the Japan nuclear blast, which occurred on Saturday after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake hit the country the day before, will cause acid rain in the Philippines, reports GMA News Online.

"'Yong hangin galing sa Japan papalayo kaya 'di makakarating sa atin. Hindi totoo ang ulan may kasamang acid," PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio told radio dzBB today. ("The winds from Japan are moving away from us. It's not true that these winds contain acid rain.")

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo told radio dwIZ today, "There is no immediate threat to the Philippines ... (We are) very optimistic in a few days puwede na natin bitawan 'yan (We are very optimistic in a few days we can declare no threat to the country)."

For more on this story, log on to GMA News Online.

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