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Typhoon ‘Nona’ makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar

Typhoon ‘Nona makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar PAGASA said typhoon Nona hit land in Batag Island in Northern Samar around 11 a.m. Typhoon “Nona” maintained its strength and made the landfall as it continues to move westward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said […]

CamSur, Albay suspends classes for Monday as typhoon Nona approaches

The provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur have declared class suspensions in all levels effective on Monday, Dec. 14, as the severe tropical storm “Nona” continues to threaten the Samar provinces and the Bicol Region. Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte posted a memorandum announcing the province-wide suspension of classes in […]

PAGASA raise typhoon signals, passengers, sea-going vessels seek safety in ports as typhoon ‘Nona’ approaches

Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in ports due to typhoon ‘Nona’ –PCG The number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to typhoon “Nona” was recorded at 3,997 as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard said in an advisory. The stranded passengers are held at bay with 13 […]

Tropical storm ‘Nona’ to make landfall in Bicol Tuesday night

The tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibilty (PAR) has intensified into tropical storm with international name “Melor” and has been renamed as “Nona” as it enters PAR on Saturday morning, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. PAGASA said “Nona” entered PAR at 4 a.m., the […]

Typhoon ‘Marilyn’ enters PAR Sunday

The typhoon east of Mindanao (international name: “In-Fa”) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Sunday and was renamed “Marilyn,” the 13th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year and first for this month of November, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. PAGASA weather forecaster […]

Haze from Indonesia wildfires reaches Mindanao

The wildfire smog in neighboring Indonesia has reached Mindanao, creating an atmospheric haze that alarmed residents and airline officials in Cagayan de Oro city. Jose Bodiongan, the airport manager of the Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental said on Tuesday that an advise to conduct visual landing was issued Monday after […]

Typhoon “Lando” in, Signal 1 up in Luzon areas

Severe tropical storm “Lando” has intensified into typhoon and is now threatening the Aurora-Isabela area as 14 areas in Luzon are now under public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 1, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday. PAGASA defines a typhoon an intense tropical cyclone with […]

New Tropical Depression expected to enter PAR Thursday – PAGASA

New Tropical Depression expected to enter PAR Thursday – PAGASA MANILA, May 4 — The low-pressure area (LPA) outside the country has intensified into a tropical depression, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday. With its speed and movement, the tropical depression is expected to […]

Typhoon Chedeng enters Philippine Area of Responsibility

MANILA, April 2 — Typhoon Chedeng (international name Mayzak) has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the third tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz Ignacio said as of 6 a.m. the […]

Philippines, Japan inks development assistance grants, Yen loan projects

MANILA, March 27 — The Philippines is funding identified big ticket priority and vital government projects sourced through loan grants and developmental assistance programs from Japan. Some of these include four Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant projects amounting to JPY 2.789 billion (approximately PhP 1.195 billion) and two yen loan […]

Tropical Storm Amang makes landfall in Camarines Sur

TS ‘Amang’ makes landfall in CamSur, storm signals up in 24 areas, yellow rainfall alert issued MANILA, Jan. 18 — Tropical Storm “Amang” (international name: Mekkhala) made landfall over Camarines Sur Sunday morning as it slightly weakened. PAGASA said “Amang” was estimated at 100 km west-northwest of Virac, Catanduanes or […]

“Unwanted guest” may come during PH Papal visit

“Unwanted guest” may come during PH Papal visit. MANILA, January 11 — Guess “who” (what) might come during Pope Francis Papal Visit to the Philippines next week? A forming weather disturbance that may strengthen to a low pressure area may enter the Philippine area of responsibility during the Pope’s visit, […]

TD Seniang weakens towards Palawan, leaves 35 dead

MANILA, Dec 31 -– Tropical Storm “Seniang” has weakened into a tropical depression Wednesday, due to its land interaction in Visayas and partly due to the northeast monsoon or hangin amihan, according to state weather agency PAGASA. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in its Wednesday morning […]

Cloudy skies with light rains on New Year’s Eve – PAGASA

MANILA, Dec. 31 — PAGASA said the Bicol Region, Quezon Province, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon will have cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms, caused by the cold winds blown by the Northeast Monsoon or “Hangin Amihan”. Expect cloudy skies with light rains in the National Capital Region (NCR) […]

Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

Weather systems to bring rainshowers in parts of PH

MANILA, Dec. 18 — Weather systems to bring rainshowers in parts of PH. State weather agency PAGASA forecasts that tail-end of a cold front is affecting Central and Southern Luzon while the northeast monsoon continues to affect Northern Luzon and the Trough of low pressure area (LPA) affects Mindanao. Most […]

Exiting PAR “Ruby” intensifies as tropical storm again

MANILA, Dec. 10 – Tropical depression “Ruby” intensifies anew into a tropical storm category and is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by early Thursday morning, the state weather agency PAGASA said on Wednesday. Weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that Ruby gained strength as it traverses the West […]

Typhoon Ruby weakens as tropical storm – PAGASA

MANILA, Dec. 8 – The state weather agency Pagasa downgraded Typhoon Ruby into a tropical storm category in its latest bulletin. Ruby was moving towards the island-province of Marinduque on Monday morning. Nonetheless, the provinces of Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Lubang island and southern Quezon in Luzon […]

Typhoon Ruby makes second landfall in Cataingan, Masbate

Philippines state weather agency confirmed that Typhoon Ruby has made its second landfall over Cataingan, Masbate. At 10:00 A. M., the eye of the typhoon was located based on all available data including Cebu Doppler radar at 20 km East of Cataingan, Masbate (12.0°N, 124.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of […]

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Typhoon Ruby makes landfall over Samar, heads for Masbate

MANILA, Dec. 6 — Typhoon Ruby makes landfall over Samar, heads for Masbate. After Typhoon “Ruby” made landfall over Eastern Samar on Saturday evening, the state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed 49 areas in the country including Metro Manila under public storm warning signals. […]

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Super Typhoon Yolanda ravages many provinces; Stormy weather prevails over Philippines

Super Typhoon Yolanda ravages many provinces; Stormy weather prevails over Philippines. Stormy weather will prevail in most parts of the country as typhoon “Yolanda” has made landfall in Samar on Friday morning, according to PAGASA. PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said typhoon Yolanda made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar around […]

Tropical storm ‘Nona’ to make landfall in Bicol Tuesday night

The tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibilty (PAR) has intensified into tropical storm with international name “Melor” and has been renamed as “Nona” as it enters PAR on Saturday morning, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. PAGASA said “Nona” entered PAR at 4 a.m., the […]

Typhoon Ruby evacuees in Albay to reach 600,000

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 6 — The provincial government of Albay on Saturday morning continued evacuating residents who are threatened by strong winds, mud and lahar flows, floods, landslides and storm surges. Those ordered to evacuate may reach about 600,000 people. Governor Jose Salceda on Friday issued a directive to government […]

TD Seniang weakens towards Palawan, leaves 35 dead

MANILA, Dec 31 -– Tropical Storm “Seniang” has weakened into a tropical depression Wednesday, due to its land interaction in Visayas and partly due to the northeast monsoon or hangin amihan, according to state weather agency PAGASA. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in its Wednesday morning […]

Philippines, Japan inks development assistance grants, Yen loan projects

MANILA, March 27 — The Philippines is funding identified big ticket priority and vital government projects sourced through loan grants and developmental assistance programs from Japan. Some of these include four Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant projects amounting to JPY 2.789 billion (approximately PhP 1.195 billion) and two yen loan […]

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Cloudy skies with light rains on New Year’s Eve – PAGASA

MANILA, Dec. 31 — PAGASA said the Bicol Region, Quezon Province, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon will have cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms, caused by the cold winds blown by the Northeast Monsoon or “Hangin Amihan”. Expect cloudy skies with light rains in the National Capital Region (NCR) […]

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New Tropical Depression expected to enter PAR Thursday – PAGASA

New Tropical Depression expected to enter PAR Thursday – PAGASA MANILA, May 4 — The low-pressure area (LPA) outside the country has intensified into a tropical depression, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday. With its speed and movement, the tropical depression is expected to […]

Typhoon Ruby evacuees in Albay to reach 600,000

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 6 — The provincial government of Albay on Saturday morning continued evacuating residents who are threatened by strong winds, mud and lahar flows, floods, landslides and storm surges. Those ordered to evacuate may reach about 600,000 people. Governor Jose Salceda on Friday issued a directive to government […]

TD Seniang weakens towards Palawan, leaves 35 dead

MANILA, Dec 31 -– Tropical Storm “Seniang” has weakened into a tropical depression Wednesday, due to its land interaction in Visayas and partly due to the northeast monsoon or hangin amihan, according to state weather agency PAGASA. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in its Wednesday morning […]

Typhoon “Lando” in, Signal 1 up in Luzon areas

Severe tropical storm “Lando” has intensified into typhoon and is now threatening the Aurora-Isabela area as 14 areas in Luzon are now under public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 1, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday. PAGASA defines a typhoon an intense tropical cyclone with […]