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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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UN: Int’l aid for Philippines typhoon response now P182-M

UN: Int’l aid for PH typhoon response now P182-M By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The European Union and the governments of Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand allocated PHP182 million (USD3.8 million) in humanitarian aid, following the appeal issued by the United Nations Philippines to support Manila’s typhoon response. … 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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‘Ulysses’ makes landfall in Quezon

‘Ulysses’ makes landfall in Quezon By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The center of Typhoon Ulysses’ eye made a landfall in the vicinity of Patnanungan, Quezon on Wednesday night, the weather bureau said. In its 11p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Ulysses” … Continue reading

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‘Ulysses’ intensifies further, threatens Quezon-Aurora area

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Typhoon Ulysses intensified further while heading towards the Quezon-Aurora area, the weather bureau said in its 5 p.m. bulletin Wednesday. Heavy to intense, with at times torrential rains, will be experienced over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, … Continue reading

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Strong winds continue as ‘Ulysses’ now severe tropical storm

Strong winds continue as ‘Ulysses’ now severe tropical storm By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Areas under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 2 will continue to experience damaging gale force to storm force winds, and those under TCWS no. 1 will have strong breeze to near … Continue reading

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‘Ulysses’ intensifies into tropical storm

(Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Tropical Depression Ulysses has now intensified into a tropical storm as it approaches the country’s landmass, the weather bureau said Monday afternoon. In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Ulysses” was last tracked 575 kilometers (km) east … 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