Signal No. 1 up in 18 provinces as Typhoon ‘Pablo’ accelerates


MANILA, Philippines—Public storm Signal No. 1 was raised over several provinces in Visayas and Mindanao as Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) accelerated from 22 kilometers per hour to 26 kph Sunday night.

The affected areas in the Visayas are: Bohol, Biliran, Camotes Island, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Western Samar.

Meanwhile, the provinces in Mindanao that were placed under the storm signal warning are: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Is., Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte inc. Samal Is., Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Pablo was located 810 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration advised fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

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  • tagahuron

    Everytime Pnoy and Lagman resurrects the RH Bill there is a typhoon coming. These two should just shut their big mouths for once.

    • Observer18

      Why don’t you shut your big mouth instead, if you can’t say something more sensible and scientific?

    • marco antonio perez

       and you believe in god too right?

    • ThePseudoshrink

      What a very logical thought. In a parallel universe.

    • notcreepy

      I always thought that it’s everytime I masturbate. So apparently, it’s safe. Thanks.


    NABASA ni Pablo na yong pards niyang si Pedro ay nag-liliwaliw sa PH, kaya sumusunod siya…ayaw nyang ma-iwanan! :)

  • Bong

    I think the yellow and green indicators are more accurate than the red one… so be well prepared!

    • observer1356

      Have waited to see which is closest to the reality – and PAG-ASA was right this time.  PAG-ASA has improved a lot in its forecasts, but an act of God, is always an act of God… No one can really know except try to predict it.

  • akoombulator

    mabenta ngayon ang saranggola saka bangkang papel

  • marco antonio perez

    gods gift for the philippines, happy holidays! i’m starting to believe that god might be chinese.

    • Angel Divera

      You think this Super Typhon won’t visit China? The next stop is China obviously.

      • marco antonio perez

        philippines, obviously, china, mmm.. likely, most probably, but not obviously.  well we can always look at the bright side, at least there will be plenty of water to turn the turbines, that is if the grid can survive this monstrosity.

  • fiveoclock

    lets pray for the weakening of this coming typhoon…..
    mag papasko pa naman….

    “Diyos na makapang-yarihan hwag niyo pong ipahintulot na sirain ng bagyo ang aming mahal na Pilipinas…Amen”…..

  • Ugly Bunny

    Why do they differ on trajectory forecast?

    OT: Hope Pablo weakens.

    • NinjaMan

       estimates will always differ. but they will have a general idea as to where the trajectory is.

  • Tiboy

    dasal na tayu kay calungsod para di matuloy ang bagyu….

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