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Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. […]

‘Hanging Amihan” to bring light rains in North Luzon

The northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” will continue to affect the country and bring light rains in northern Luzon, while most parts of the country will experience fair weather on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. For Friday’s forecast, the state weather bureau said cloudy […]

“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) […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

DA: Bicol pilot area for climate change resistant crops

The Department of Agriculture selected Bicol Region as the pilot area for climate change resistant or adapting crops in line with the climate change resiliency program of the government. Agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala on Sunday said the region will also serve as the laboratory for the DA’s quick turnaround planting […]

Typhoon Glenda out but new potential cyclone seen

Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. PAGASA weather forecasts as of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Belated report confirms Tilapia fishkill in Bato Lake

BATO, CamSur — A belated report on Tilapia fishkill in Lake Bato of Camarines Sur was recently confirmed by the municipal agriculture office here. The downpour of rain after long sunny days has brought about fishkill in 70 percent of the fish cages of “tilapia” in the lake. This report […]

Low pressure area will dump rainshowers over Bicol

MANILA, Jan. 15 — The low pressure area off Mindanao has a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday. PAGASA weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said that as of 4:00 a.m., the LPA was spotted at 100 km […]

PAGASA raise flood, landslide warnings on Bicol

MANILA, Jan. 13 -– PAGASA has expanded to the Bicol region its flooding and rainfall warning, expecting the low-pressure area currently driving rains in Mindanao to move to that location in the next three days. ”We expect the LPA to exit Mindanao, move to the Visayas then be pulled by […]

Gale force winds likely to affect Luzon, Visayas areas

MANILA, Jan. 10 — Be forewarned. The waters off Northern Luzon, the Visayas and eastern seaboards of Aurora, Quezon, and Southern Luzon, may experience rough to very rough seas with waves 3.4 meters to 4.5 meters high due to strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon which […]

Gale force winds may cause rough waters in Southern Luzon, Visayas

MANILA, Jan. 8 -– PAGASA reiterates its warning about sailing in waters off the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon and the Visayas. Expect rough to very rough seas with waves between 3.4 to 4.5 meters high as strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon are forecast to […]

Colder days lay ahead for areas in Luzon

MANILA, Jan. 7 -– People in Luzon are in for colder weather as the temperature is expected to dip further in coming days brought about by the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan. The northeast monsoon is known to be at peak in January and February which now already prevails in […]

Paskong Masabaw, the Bicol Christmas weather story

MANILA, Dec. 24 (PNA) — Expect heavy rain over Bicol region and Quezon province that may cause flashfloods and landslides on Christmas eve, PAGASA said on Tuesday. In its advisory, the weather agency said that northeast monsoon affects Northern Luzon while a trough of low pressure area is affecting Mindanao. […]

Bicol will have cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms

MANILA, Dec. 22 –The northeast monsoon or “hangin amihan” will continue to be the dominant weather system to affect the country as the Northern and Central Luzon can expect cloudy skies and rain on Sunday, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA said that Cagayan Valley, […]

Cloudy skies in Bicol but expect heavy rains in Mindanao area

MANILA, Dec. 16 — Expect heavy rains over Mindanao that may cause flash floods and landslides due to the trough of a low pressure area (LPA), the state weather bureau said on Monday. PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that due to the trough or extended clouds of the LPA, […]

Weather Update: LPA brings rains over south Luzon regions

The low pressure area (in Palawan) continues to bring rains over Luzon, including Metro Manila, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Wednesday. In its 11 a.m advisory, PAGASA said the LPA was estimated at 158 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa City (10.8°N 119.7°E), bringing moderate to […]

Newest tropical depression ‘Zorayda’ enters PAR

A low pressure area over east of southern Mindanao has intensified into a tropical depression and entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. In a interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the tropical depression, locally named “Zorayda”, is […]

Tacloban city now open for land traffic via San Juanico and Bicol

After being hit hard by Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan), Tacloban City is now accessible by land, a Malacañang official said Sunday. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said at a media briefing in Roxas City in Capiz that Tacloban City can now be reached via the San Juanico Bridge […]

Casualty Update: Typhoon Yolanda leaves 2 dead, 9 injured in Masbate

An eight-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy died while nine persons were reported injured when super typhoon “Yolanda” hit the Bicol region Friday morning. Office of Civil Defense Bicol Regional Director Raffy Alejandro, concurrently Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairman, identified the two fatalities as Angel Geroldo of […]

Telcos need restore service in provinces of Eastern Visayas, Bicol and Mimaropa regions

Telcos need to restore service in everal provinces of Eastern Visayas, Bicol and Mimaropa regions. The National Telecommunications Commission on Saturday said restoration of communication signal in some areas in the Visayas may be delayed due to port operations suspension. The NTC during Saturday morning’s briefing at the National Risk […]

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 […]

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‘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 […]

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On Time Harvest Saved Crops from Flood

Exactly two weeks before the rain floods of typhoon Bebeng hit the bountiful ricefields of Calabanga, in the quadrant bounded by sitios and barangays of Taculod, San Roque, San Pablo and Ratay, the farmers got busy with their hand-driven rice harvesting tool of sickle (asyab). The farm workers worked fast and quick for the scorching heat of the summer sun has a skin-burning effect.

Sky View with Tangled Wires

Sometimes can only wish for a good view of the sky clear and far from the electrical post with its tangled wires. We have to sacrifice a little in exchange for some convenience or I won’t be posting this skyview.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAGASA raise flood, landslide warnings on Bicol

MANILA, Jan. 13 -– PAGASA has expanded to the Bicol region its flooding and rainfall warning, expecting the low-pressure area currently driving rains in Mindanao to move to that location in the next three days. ”We expect the LPA to exit Mindanao, move to the Visayas then be pulled by […]

Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. […]

Southern Bicol provinces prepare for landfall of Typhoon Yolanda

The southern Bicol provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate and Albay are getting ready for typhoon Yolanda. The howler is expected to bring heavy rains that could cause widespread flooding in the areas. In the thick of preparations for the coming typhoon, the Department of Education- Bicol regional office has readied schools […]

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Weather Update: LPA brings rains over south Luzon regions

The low pressure area (in Palawan) continues to bring rains over Luzon, including Metro Manila, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Wednesday. In its 11 a.m advisory, PAGASA said the LPA was estimated at 158 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa City (10.8°N 119.7°E), bringing moderate to […]

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Peñafrancia Festival in Retrospect

“All’s well that ends well,” a popular saying that is often quoted by many and here we are, doing the same, for we just can not leave behind the immediately past regional event last week without this concluding piece. The Penafrancia tercentenary, religious festivities, celebration and fiesta all rolled into nine days in the Bicol region which centered its focal events in the city of Naga eclipsed the previous and many years of observance.

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 […]

NAVFORSOL pre-positions relief goods in anticipation of Typhoon Yolanda

Naval Forces Southern Luzon of the Philippine Navy, has pre-positioned 10,000 sacks of rice and 35,000 packs of relief goods in various municipalities of Albay in preparation for the possible adverse effects of super typhoon “Yolanda.” This was announced by Philippine Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic who said that […]

‘Hanging Amihan” to bring light rains in North Luzon

The northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” will continue to affect the country and bring light rains in northern Luzon, while most parts of the country will experience fair weather on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. For Friday’s forecast, the state weather bureau said cloudy […]

Cloudy skies in Bicol but expect heavy rains in Mindanao area

MANILA, Dec. 16 — Expect heavy rains over Mindanao that may cause flash floods and landslides due to the trough of a low pressure area (LPA), the state weather bureau said on Monday. PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that due to the trough or extended clouds of the LPA, […]

The Season to Prepare and be Proactive

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration reminded us these weather systems are expected to affect the nation from October until December, more of the tail end of a cold front, inter-tropical convergence zone, easterly wave, ridge of high pressure area, the easterlies, and more tropical cyclones.