- The smoke and haze from the Indonesia forest fire have already reached the Philippines
- Some residents in Tawi-Tawi mistook the haze as an ordinary fog
- PAGASA has warned over the dangers of low visibility in the affected areas
It has been reported that the smoke and haze from the Indonesia forest fire has already reached the Philippines.
KAMI learned that some residents in Tawi-Tawi first thought that the haze was the usual fog they experience during mornings.
However, the smoke thickened and lasted for almost the entire day.
In a report by GMA’s Saksi on Monday, the haze and smoke were also seen over Puerto Princesa, Palawan, last Friday.
State weather bureau PAGASA has warned over the dangers of low visibility over the affected areas.
“Mas binibigyan natin ng babala ay itong ating mangingisda kasi, lalo na kapag gabi, bababa talaga ang horizontal visibility,” PAGASA-Puerto Princesa Chief Meteorological Officer Sonny Pajarilla said.
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In a report by the ABC (author Max Walden), aside from the Philippines, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur also experienced the smoke and haze from the Indonesia forest fire. The Malaysian government has openly criticized Indonesia for failing to prevent the fire.
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