PAGASA removes ‘Kanor’ from list of typhoon names for 2014

mang kanor the movie
Mang Kanor: Will there be a movie in his honor? :)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday announced that “Kanor” will be removed from the list of typhoon names for 2014. The list is posted on PAGASA’s website.

The state weather bureau publicized this decision through a post on its official Facebook page. “Kanor” is supposed to be the local name of the next tropical cyclone that will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.Visit the link here.

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“Kanor” has been removed by PAGASA from the list of typhoon names for 2014

 

Based on their comments, netizens were generally amused with this move by PAGASA.

The name “Kanor” has been somewhat of a legend among Filipino Internet users in recent years.

He is a dark old man, perhaps in his 50s, who gained infamy after videos of his sexual encounters with a teenage girl supposedly named Jill Rose Mendoza became widely circulated online.

His real identity has never been clearly established although some speculated that he is a cop.

More recently, some websites claimed that he is already dead. Nevertheless, some net users suggested that a movie should be done to … honor him. šŸ˜›

mang kanor the movie
Mang Kanor: Will there be a movie in his honor? šŸ™‚

With all this back story in mind, it is not surprising that PAGASA decided to remove “Kanor” from the list of typhoons.

After all, one wonders how the public will react then weather forecasters say something like “Babala: Paparating na po ang bagyong si Kanor mamayang gabiiii!” Ergo, the public may not take such a warning seriously.

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