"DWKW radio brings you today's news: Typhoon Yoling was last reported 395 kilometers southeast of Manila. Winds are up to 165 kilometers per hour. "Here in Metro Manila classes have been canceled, with signal No. 3 raised over the whole of southern and southeastern Luzon..." News like this is welcome relief for thousands of Filipino children - no classes for a day or two. But for the Filipino farmer, typhoons bring floods and strong winds that destroy the crops that our economy depends on. Of course, life in the Philippines is not just a battle with typhoons, though from June to January they do strike frequently. This wet season is followed by the other season of the year, the dry season.
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