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On-again, off-again South Korea rocket launch is on again

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Outgoing NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said the “no-fly, no-sail, and no-fishing” zones would include the entire Bicol region, Samar and Leyte in Eastern Visayas, and Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Islands province in the Caraga region.

Once again, the Philippines is on alert for the satellite launch of South Korea that has been postponed at least three times last year.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

North Korea’s rocket victory has deep consequences

North Korean employees at a restaurant watch TV broadcast in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday noon. AP

After several failures, including one this spring, North Korea successfully launched a satellite into space Wednesday, an achievement met with cheers in Pyongyang and trepidation almost everywhere else.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Coast Guard on alert for South Korean rocket launch

Photo by Associated Press

The Philippine Coast Guard is on full alert Thursday for the lift-off of a South Korean rocket later this day, its spokesman Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo said.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NDRRMC: Disaster officials ready for S. Korea rocket launch

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NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos points to a simulated rocket launch similar to that of South Korea's during a presconference at CampAguinaldo. Ramos said the flight path of the South Korean rocket might cross the Eastern Visayas and Mindanao, hence the need for safety preparations.The Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I), whose two previous launches both ended in failure, will blast off between October 26-31, depending on prevailing weather conditions.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Disaster management officials are on alert as South Korea will push through with its rocket launch Thursday, National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) director Benito Ramos said Wednesday.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

No-fly, no-sail zones set for South Korea satellite launch

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The regions of Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Caraga are to be “no-fly, no-sail” zones as a precautionary measure when South Korea conducts a satellite launch on Oct. 26, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Council (NDRRMC) announced Tuesday.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Now it’s South Korea rocket PH must watch out for

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Outgoing NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said the “no-fly, no-sail, and no-fishing” zones would include the entire Bicol region, Samar and Leyte in Eastern Visayas, and Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Islands province in the Caraga region.

NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos. FILE PHOTO

Six months after the failed missile launch by North Korea, the Philippine government is preparing for a rocket launch of its neighbor, South Korea, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘No fly zone’ lifted temporarily over northern PH

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The government has lifted the ban on flying, sailing and fishing over the northern Philippines, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Benito Ramos said.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘No fly zone’ over northern PH ahead of rocket launch

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The government began enforcing the no-fly, no-sail, and no-fishing zones Thursday until April 16, the period in which North Korea would have launched its rocket as a prelude to sending its own satellite into space.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clinton sees risk of further North Korea provocation

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AFP FILE PHOTO

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said history shows North Korea may follow a planned long-range rocket launch in violation of a UN ban with “additional provocations.”

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan warns shipping about North Korea rocket debris

Japan’s coast guard on Tuesday began issuing warnings to ships in the area to be on the lookout for falling debris from North Korea’s planned rocket launch.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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