Category Archives: Weather

Gov’t getting ready for “Butchoy”

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 | Written by

Government agencies have been preparing as typhoon Butchoy (international name Nepartak) finally enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday afternoon, July 5. In a report, National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad said local government units (LGUs) in affected areas were alerted to take necessary preparations as “Butchoy” will enhance the southwest monsoon or Habagat…Read More »

‘OnyokPH’ threathens CARAGA

Friday, 18 December 2015 | Written by

Tropical Depression ‪‎Onyok‬ maintained its strength and direction as it continues to pose threat over the CARAGA Region. Onyok has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and is moving to west direction at 17 kph. As of 4am, based on all available data, Onyok was located at 405 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Public Storm…Read More »

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#NonaPH dumps heavy rains; new tropical depression to enter PAR

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 | Written by
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Typhoon Nona (international name: Melor) lashed provinces in Samar and Luzon islands on Tuesday, resulting to heavy downpour and flooding in many areas. Almost 743,000 people or 165, 554 families were affected by the typhoon according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). At least three persons reportedly died during the onslaught of the storm. One victim was…Read More »

Prepare for El Nino despite ‘Lando’ rains

Saturday, 31 October 2015 | Written by

The public should still prepare for the imminent effects of El Niño despite the heavy volume of rain brought by Typhoon Lando. According to officials of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and the Department of Agriculture (DA), conservation measures need to be in place because the El Niño event is expected to last until June 2016. NWRB Executive Director…Read More »

#LandoPH makes landfall, to linger over N. Luzon until Wednesday

Sunday, 18 October 2015 | Written by

Super typhoon #LandoPH (international name Koppu) has made landfall in Casiguran, Aurora at around 1AM early Sunday, according to PAGASA. ‘Lando’ has slightly weakened but still packing strong winds up to 175kph and gusts of 210 kph near the center. After landfall, Lando slowed down, now moving only at 3kph towards northwest. At this rate, the weather bureau expects “Lando”…Read More »

Kabayan leaves 2 dead, 32 missing

Monday, 5 October 2015 | Written by

Tropical storm Kabayan left two persons dead and 32 fisherfolk missing as the typhoon exited the country last Saturday, Oct. 3. The Philippine Star identified those killed as Samuel Corcoro, 29, and Raquel Camilo, 57, who hailed from the provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija, respectively. Meanwhile, the 32 fisherfolk have yet to be found despite relentless search and rescue operations,…Read More »

Typhoon “Ineng” affecting Batanes-Cagayan area

Saturday, 22 August 2015 | Written by

Typhoon “Ineng” has remained almost stationary and continues to affect Batanes-Cagayan area. It will continue to enhance “Habagat” that will bring monsoon rains over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and Western Visayas, according to weather bureau PAGASA. As of 8am today, PAGASA reported that based on Basco doppler radar and all available data, the eye of the typhoon was…Read More »

Super typhoon ‘Soudelor’ to enter PAR Wednesday

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 | Written by

Weather bureau PAGASA expects ‘Soudelor’, the Earth’s most powerful storm of the year so far,  to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow. Based on the latest weather bulletin issued by PAGASA, at 4PM today, ‘Soudelor’ was located at 1720 kilometers east of Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 215kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250kph.…Read More »

Ormoc ferry tragedy casualties reach 61

Monday, 6 July 2015 | Written by

The death toll in the Ormoc ferry tragedy has increased to 61, the coastguard said in a report.   “The number of bodies is more than we expected,” Pedro Tinampay, regional coast guard chief, Business World report.   The increase in the number of dead bodies recovered suggests overloading. There were 145 survivors and with at least 61 dead bodies…Read More »

Death toll in Ormoc ferry sinking reaches 59

Saturday, 4 July 2015 | Written by

The death toll from the sinking of a ferry off the coast of Ormoc City last Thursday reached 59 as of Saturday noon, according to a report. A GMA News report said at least 140 has been rescued so far from MBCA Kim Nirvana-B.  The ferry’s manifest indicated that there were 173 passengers and 14 crew for a total of…Read More »

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