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Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ makes landfall in Baguio Point in Cagayan province

MANILA, Oct. 20 — Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ made landfall in Cagayan province on Wednesday evening about 11 p.m. The state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Astronomical Services Administration confirmed that the howler made the landfall in Baguio Point of Peablanca town. maintained its strength and already made landfall in Cagayan province […]

Severe Tropical Storm ‘Karen’ intensifies, threatens Bicol, Quezon, Aurora provinces

Tropical cyclone ‘Karen’ (international name ‘Sakira’) intensified into a severe tropical storm Friday and threatened Catanduanes province to unleash maximum sustained winds of up to 100 kph. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its severe weather bulletin 7 released Friday afternoon that ‘Karen’ packed maximum sustained […]

Batanes, Northern Luzon areas under tropical storm signals as ‘Ferdie’ enters PAR

Batanes island group was placed under tropical cyclone signal 4 on Tuesday evening as typhoon ‘Ferdie’ approaches the area. The state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, in its midnight bulletin warns that the typhoon will make its first landfall in Batanes between 11:00PM and 1 AM. […]

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 […]

TS “Lando” maintains strength, will threaten most of Luzon

Tropical storm “Lando” has maintained its strength and will threaten most parts of Luzon in the next two to three days or until weekend, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Shaira Nonot said that as of 4 a.m. […]

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 […]

Bats, Ebola death toll, MisOr detour bridge, SSS offices abroad for Pinoy expats,

Ebola death toll at almost 8,000 deaths – WHO The death toll from the Ebola virus is increasing and currently stands at 7,905 deaths, among 20,206 known cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in the statement on Wednesday. Over the past week, Sierra Leone – the country which has […]

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, […]

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 […]

‘Hagupit’ intensifies into a typhoon

MANILA, Dec. 3 — Tropical storm “Hagupit” has intensified into a typhoon Wednesday, but is still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said it is expected to enter the country on Thursday and would be called “Ruby”, the 18th tropical cyclone to affect the […]

DOE: Luzon power supply partial restoration on Saturday

Power in the Luzon grid will be partially restored the earliest on Saturday (July 19th) and the latest on Tuesday, next week. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla pointed out that power restoration is also dependent on the repair of the 69 kilovolt (kV) lines, which may be fixed in two weeks […]

Typhoon Glenda aftermath, death and injuries rise

MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of deaths rose to 20 while 505,000 people were affected in Luzon and the Visayas due to strong winds, waves and rains spawned by Typhoon “Glenda”. In its report on Wednesday evening, NDRRMC said […]

Update: Bicol mainland, other areas under massive power blackout

Typhoon “Glenda” left behind with majority of electric cooperatives, power retailers, in the Bicol mainland and other areas powerless, as noted by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In the NGCP’s 7:00 a.m. update Wednesday, identified these cooperatives as the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. (ESAMELCO), Samar Electric […]

Bicol in power blackout after Typhoon Glenda

Officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a briefing that Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon in Region 5; and Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite and Rizal in Region 4, Bataan in Region 3 were all cut off from the grid as of 8:00 P.M., […]

Albay coco industry sustain P1.3-Bn damage from Glenda

LEGAZPI CITY — Albay’s coconut industry sustained an estimated Php 1.3 billion to typhoon ‘Glenda’, affecting 70% of 900 million trees, covering 9,415 hectares. In an early update by the information office of the Bicol branch of the Philippine Coconut Authority said that some of the damages can be recovered […]

7 provinces under Signal 3 as Typhoon Glenda maintains strength

Seven provinces are now under public storm signal No. 3 as typhoon “Glenda” has maintained its strength and continues to move westward towards Bicol region, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday. Public storm signal No. 3 (winds of 101-185 kilometers per hour is […]

Signal Number 1 Up Over Catanduanes as Tropical Storm Santi Approaches

The province of Catanduanes is now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression Santi has intensified into a tropical storm expected to stay within the country’s territory until weekend, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA defines a tropical storm as moderate […]

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TS “Lando” maintains strength, will threaten most of Luzon

Tropical storm “Lando” has maintained its strength and will threaten most parts of Luzon in the next two to three days or until weekend, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Shaira Nonot said that as of 4 a.m. […]

Signal Number 1 Up Over Catanduanes as Tropical Storm Santi Approaches

The province of Catanduanes is now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression Santi has intensified into a tropical storm expected to stay within the country’s territory until weekend, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA defines a tropical storm as moderate […]

Typhoon Glenda aftermath, death and injuries rise

MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of deaths rose to 20 while 505,000 people were affected in Luzon and the Visayas due to strong winds, waves and rains spawned by Typhoon “Glenda”. In its report on Wednesday evening, NDRRMC said […]

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 […]

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Albay coco industry sustain P1.3-Bn damage from Glenda

LEGAZPI CITY — Albay’s coconut industry sustained an estimated Php 1.3 billion to typhoon ‘Glenda’, affecting 70% of 900 million trees, covering 9,415 hectares. In an early update by the information office of the Bicol branch of the Philippine Coconut Authority said that some of the damages can be recovered […]