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)
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
Classes in four Metro Cebu cities are cancelled today, Tuesday, while officials prepare to cope with Typhoon Pablo’s gusts, which could reach 210 kilometers per hour.
Mactan Station Chief Oscar Tabada said the public can expect rains due to the typhoon, which threatens a 600-kilometer area, but he is hopeful that it will weaken after landfall. Read more
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
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 […]
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
At least 1,685 passengers were stranded in various ports in the country on Monday due to the approaching Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha), the Philippine Coast Guard said.
In a situation report, the PCG said the areas with stranded passengers are Manila North Harbor, Manila South Harbor, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Maasin, and Ormoc. Read more
FORMER Baguio-based boxing trainer Marvin Somodio seems to have adjusted to his new life in the US as part of the Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Gym in Los Angeles. “I think his doing good, we just had a conversation thru phone three days ago and he seems so tired, but I think he has […]