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China donates P22-M to support ‘Ulysses’ relief efforts

China donates P22-M to support ‘Ulysses’ relief efforts By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   TO THE RESCUE. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel rescue residents trapped in chest-deep flood in Barangay Barangka, Marikina City on Nov. 12, 2020. The Chinese government on Friday (Nov. 20, 2020) said it will donate PHP22 million to support the relief efforts following the … Continue reading

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BRP Tarlac transports 255 tons of relief items to Catanduanes

BRP Tarlac transports 255 tons of relief items to Catanduanes By Priam Nepomuceno   Relief goods on board the BRP Tarlac en route to Catanduanes (Photo courtesy of NDRRMC Spokesperson Peter Paul Galvez) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The landing dock BRP Tarlac (LD-601), carrying 255 tons of relief items and construction materials, has been deployed to typhoon-battered Catanduanes … Continue reading

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Caritas Manila warns public vs. fake donation drives

Caritas Manila warns public vs. fake donation drives By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila warned the faithful against bogus donation drives. Caritas Manila urged the public to always double-check so that they would not fall victim to spurious people who are taking advantage of the … Continue reading

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Batanes under signal no. 1 as ‘Siony’ poised to exit PAR

Batanes under signal no. 1 as ‘Siony’ poised to exit PAR By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– From being under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 2, Batanes is now under TCWS No. 1 ahead of Severe Tropical Storm Siony’s possible exit from the Philippine area of responsibility … Continue reading

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Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes

Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Areas along the projected track of Severe Tropical Storm Siony may likely be placed under Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 3. In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Siony” … Continue reading

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DOLE to hire 5K workers to clean up Catanduanes streets

DOLE to hire 5K workers to clean up Catanduanes streets By Ferdinand Patinio   (Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said it would hire some 5,000 informal sector workers to help clean up the streets of Catanduanes after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly. … Continue reading

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‘Rolly’ makes 2nd landfall over Tiwi, Albay

‘Rolly’ makes 2nd landfall over Tiwi, Albay By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   Courtesy of PAGASA MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) made second landfall over Tiwi, Albay, according to the 8 a.m. weather bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday. The PAGASA earlier reported that “Rolly” has … Continue reading

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Catanduanes, eastern CamSur under Signal No. 4 as ‘Rolly’ nears

Catanduanes, eastern CamSur under Signal No. 4 as ‘Rolly’ nears (Photo courtesy of PAGASA) MANILA – Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 4 has been raised over the province of Catanduanes and the eastern part of Camarines Sur as Typhoon ‘Rolly’ (international name Goni) continues to move towards the Bicol Region. In its severe weather bulletin … Continue reading

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Rains, gusty winds in parts of PH as ‘Rolly’ barrels thru Luzon

Rains, gusty winds in parts of PH as ‘Rolly’ barrels thru Luzon By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   (Courtesy of PAGASA) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Typhoon Rolly continues to move towards Luzon from 540 km. east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, pouring rains and bringing gusty winds over parts of the country. In a severe weather bulletin on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Diocese of Lucena ready to open churches for ‘Rolly’ evacuees

Diocese of Lucena ready to open churches for ‘Rolly’ evacuees By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Diocese of Lucena in Quezon province on Friday urged all parishes in the province to accept evacuees that will be affected by Typhoon “Rolly”. Rev. Fr. Bryan Cabrera, social action director of the diocese, said part of their … Continue reading