We asked, you answered: Beating the summer heat


Posted at Apr 19 2012 04:26 PM | Updated as of Apr 20 2012 02:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- According to the country's weather bureau PAGASA, the temperature can only get hotter as the summer season peaks in April and May.

While PAGASA has predicted temperatures for this week as high as 36 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila and Tuguegarao City, weather forecaster Nikos Peñaranda said on Monday that temperature in the country could reach up to 37 degrees Celsius.

Kids trying to cool off in Binondo, Manila by splashing each other with water. Photo by Jenny Reyes, ABS-CBN News.

The sweltering heat is due to the ridge of a high pressure area, he said, which will primarily affect Luzon.

The blistering summer heat has Filipinos scrambling for a way to keep cool, from eating ice cream to plunging into different bodies of water.

ABS-CBNnews.com asked netizens on Twitter how they beat the heat. This is what they said: