Snow in the Philippines?


RodsburghNewsLive youtube channel reported that a bizarre phenomenon is happening in southern Philippines.

Philippines' First Recorded Snowfall: Bizarre phenomenon a bizarre highly unusual phenomenon shocked the southern Philippine residents as of this 8:00 am (UTC+08:00) there were confirmed reports that a 3 straight hours of heavy snowfall was reported to certain areas in the Southern region.
- RodsburghNewsLive

The video shows a tropical residential compound with heavy snow  that depicts the first ever snowfall in The Philippines.

The video went viral rapidly but many could not believe and ignored the news as this is impossible to happen for a country near the equator.

Though there were hails in the coldest Baguio but this is not enough to produce snow.

Scientist and weather experts dismissed the news and announced it as a hoax.

One scientist theorized that this could be ash in 2009 around Christmas during an eruption at Mt. Mayon or a resort in the north during winter.

PAG-ASA(Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) stated also that the video is fake.

"Iyong video po, hindi po totoo iyon kasi ang nakalagay doon tatlong oras na dire-diretso angpag-ulan ng yelo. Imposible pong mangyari iyon. Ang date niya is July 24 pero kung ia-analyze niyo po ang video, may mga decoration ho na pang-Pasko sa mga hagdanan at bintana. Kung may pag-ulan ng yelo, posible po pero panandalian lamang." 
(That video,it is not true because it states there that three hours straight of snow fall.It's impossible to happen.The date is July 24 but if you analyze the video,there are christmas decorations in the staircase and window. If there is a snowfall,it is possible but short-lived.)-states PAG-ASA.

Others also say that this a promotional gimmick to garner views.

It was later revealed by RodsburghNewsLive when the video reached a million views that it is truly fake.

“To all conspiracy theorist, yes it is a fak. This is a film school project where we asked to create a viral video before march of 2014. Please note this is not an ASHFALL as noted by the news. Footage shows real snow fall taken from our tropical themed courtyard in Ohio during winterof 2012. (We are not allowed to announce that it is fake until we reach 1 million views.) So toall who made this possible, thank you! And please don’t hate us for doing this. Hope you guys understand! ;:)"
(Linea S. –Professional Voiceover) (Rodd G. – Executive Editor)

To watch the video on youtube click this link June 24, 2014 || Philippines' First Recorded Snowfall: Bizarre Phenomenon


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