Filipinos are familiar with PAGASA or the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. After all, the Philippines is no stranger to typhoons and other natural calamities.
As PAGASA administrator Dr. Vicente Malano says, “Our work is tantamount to the protection of lives and properties.”
For Dr. Malano, the crucial role of the agency in dealing with natural disasters is inevitable. When natural disasters happen, people look to information providers like PAGASA, and the agency strives to be competent enough to provide what is needed.