Summer is overextending its stay in the country, and it is scorchingly hot! Even at nights, the expected cool breeze in the city is nowhere near my windows. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the highest temperature in the country so far this year is now 39.3∞C. The latest hottest temperature for Metro Manila was noted at 37∞C last April 24 at the PAGASA Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City. Before, Metro Manila’s latest maximum temperature record was 36.8∞C last April 17. The erstwhile maximum temperature record this year was 39∞C in General Santos City last April 14. The highest temperature record in Philippine history is 42.2∞C in Tuguegarao City on May 11, 1969.
PAGASA said that the warm weather in the country is expected to reach its peak in the first half of May, the warmest month of the year before the onset of the rainy season in June. Among the highest recorded temperature in the country was 38.6∞C at the Manila Port Area on May 17, 1915; 38.1∞C at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on May 18, 1969; and 38.5∞C in Sangley Point, Cavite, on May 16, 1987.
That’s pretty good news as in the next few days, the hot temperatures will begin to go down in time for the rainy season. In the meantime, cold showers will do, just like what Harold Pineda [photos above] is doing. It is risky to that on the rooftop though.
Den , who is from Bacoor, Cavite, came from a good undergraduate school that stood by the hill between the earth and the sky [rich, well-educated], went under the BS Mathematics Program [brainy], currently in law school, batch 2009, in that modern red-bricked building [rich, brainy], was treasurer in his class [rich, trusted], and active in the school societies.
Just the same, Den, who is all that and a bag of chips, sure hell deserved winning. Now, will this win bring on some sophistication for Ginoong Pilipinas? Or will it de-glam puff boy Den eventually?
Go watch the show if you have tv sets in your offices [it starts at 5.30pm] and it is good conversation material over at the water station or coffee machine. What I find amusing, too, is that Chito Alcid punctuates every report or comment with a Tse! or Tsura! Hilarious.
Last Thursday’s show carried a report about Jay Manalo, who seemed to have prolonged his stay at the casinos, which has prejudiced his career, family and finances. The report mentioned that Jay Manalo has been taking the cab lately because he has sold all his cars [Jay, including that Honda Accord plate no. YAJ 168 you regularly use? Groan.] Chito Alcid was saying that Jay Manalo will soon mend his ways because he knows Jay is a good guy. That is awfully sweet.