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

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

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

no-sail zone

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 »