Over 41,000 evacuated as ‘Pablo’ makes landfall

MANILA (Updated 11:51 a.m.) – More than 41,000 people in Visayas and Mindanao have fled their homes as Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) made landfall on Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its 6 a.m. report, the NDRRMC said 8,283 families or 41,608 people in Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, and Caraga Region have been evacuated as of Tuesday. (READ MORE)

Comelec finalizing preparations in Negros for 2013 polls

COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) provincial supervisor Jessie Suarez confirmed that two members from Comelec Manila arrived in Bacolod last week to finalize preparations for the 2013 polls.

Suarez said the scope of their work includes all the data stored in the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, total number of voters per precinct, clustered precincts and other data. Read the rest of this entry

44 areas now under storm signals

The state weather agency placed on Monday night 44 areas in the country under storm warning signals as Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) continues to threaten Mindanao and Visayas regions.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its 11 p.m. weather bulletin, said Pablo has maintained its strength as it continues to threaten the provinces of Davao Oriental and Surigao Del Sur. Read more

Storied choir sings for Pedro

WEEKS before the national thanksgiving mass for San Pedro Calungsod, Marichu Lim took a break from her work at the Mandaue City Hall and bought a memory card for her cellphone in a nearby mall. “The Latin songs are quite difficult,” said the 45-year-old telephone operator. “I bought a memory card so I could record […]

‘Pablo’ maintains strength, threatens Surigao, Davao

Twelve areas were placed under storm signal number three as Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) maintained its strength and is now threatening the Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur areas.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said “Pablo” is expected to make landfall early Tuesday morning in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Read more