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4 killed, 7 missing in Agusan Sur landslide due to ‘Odette’

By Alexander Lopez  RETRIEVAL. Rescue team members carry one of the four bodies of landslide victims retrieved in Purok 3, Barangay Kioya, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur on Friday (Dec. 17, 2021). They were part of an 11-member family on its way to an evacuation center  at the height of Typhoon Odette when disaster struck Thursday (December 16). (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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Typhoon ‘Odette’ maintains strength, threatens Kalayaan Islands

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  (Image from the Department of Science and Technology-PAGASA) MANILA – Blustery winds and pelting rains are expected in parts of Luzon as Typhoon Odette maintained its strength on Saturday, moving towards the Kalayaan Island at 15 kph. In its 5 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services … Continue reading

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Floods, landslides threaten Bicol, N. Samar anew: PAGASA

By Catherine Teves   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Waterways in the Bicol Region and Northern Samar province in Eastern Visayas may overflow due to rains from the tail-end of a frontal system (TEFS), raising the risk of flooding in these areas. “TEFS rain can increase water in those waterways so there is a possibility for these channels … Continue reading

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‘Vicky’ now outside PAR

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky accelerated and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday. In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA reported that the center of “Vicky” was estimated based on all available data at … Continue reading

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6 dead, over 8K families displaced in Caraga due to ‘Vicky’

By Alexander Lopez   CLOSE MONITORING. The city government of Butuan is closely monitoring the water level of the Agusan River. As of noontime of Sunday (Dec. 20, 2020) the water already subsided to 1.83 meters from 2.01 meters on Saturday. (PNA photo by Alexander Lopez) BUTUAN CITY (Philippines News Agency)– Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky left six persons … Continue reading

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‘Vicky’ brings rains, gusty winds Saturday

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Tropical Depression Vicky continues to move westward and was last estimated at 130 km. west of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, bringing rains and strong winds in many parts of the country. In its weather bulletin on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration … Continue reading

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Marikina mayor appeals for materials to repair typhoon-damaged houses

Teodoro appeals for materials to repair typhoon-damaged houses By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   RELIEF GOODS. Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro (2nd from right) 2,000 receives relief packs from Filipino Chinese Business Club Inc. at the Marikina City Hall on Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2020). Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Danny Lim (right) also joined the turnover of … Continue reading

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Families affected by ‘Ulysses’ now 428K: NDRRMC

Families affected by ‘Ulysses’ now 428K: NDRRMC By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The number of families affected by Typhoon Ulysses has climbed to 428,657 or equivalent to 1,755,224 persons residing in 4,543 barangays in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The National … Continue reading

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Pag-IBIG offers calamity loan for typhoon-hit members

Pag-IBIG offers calamity loan for typhoon-hit members By Lade Jean Kabagani   Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) President and CEO Acmad Rizaly Moti (Screengrab from Laging Handa briefing)  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) will allow its members affected by the two destructive typhoons to apply for a calamity loan. “Dahil po … Continue reading

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DSWD still has over P800-M for typhoon victims

By Christine Cudis   REPACKING. Over 2,000 bags of NFA rice are ready for repacking for relief operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The DSWD’s family food packs will be distributed to local government units affected by Typhoon Ulysses that hit the country on Wednesday (Nov. 11, 2020). (Photo courtesy of DSWD) MANILA (Philippines News … Continue reading