A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE
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- 01 January 1865 OBSERVATORIO DEL ATENEO MUNICIPAL
Prior to this date, meteorological observations were being made by the Jesuit Fathers. Tne systematic recording of meteorological observations started on this date.
- 28 April 1884 OBSERVATORlO METEOROLOGICO DE MANILA
A Spanish royal decree recognized the observatory as an official institution of the government.
- 22 May 1901 WEATHER BUREAU
Act No. 131 of the Philippine Commission established the Weather Bureau.
- 08 December 1972 PAGASA
Presidential Decree No. 78 reorganized the Weather Bureau into the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and transferred it from the Department of Commerce and Industry to the Department of National Defense.
- 02 June 1977 PAGASA
Presidential Decree No. 1149 amended PD No. 78. The amendments include the establishment of two additional major units. The Typhoon Moderation Research and Development Office (TMRDO) and the National Flood Forecasting Office (NFF0).
- 17 September 1984 PAGASA
Executive Order No. 984 transferred the PAGASA from the Ministry of National Defense to the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) and also provided from certain changes in its structure.
- 30 January 1987 PAGASA
Executive Order No. 128 mandated the reorganization of the NSTA now the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under which the PAGASA belongs.
- 01 January 1988 PAGASA
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 128, the PAGASA was reorganized consisting of (5) major branches and three (3) support units.