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2 dead as Pablo smashes into southern PH

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Source: Project Noah | 7:30 am, Dec 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Two people were killed in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) which smashed into southern Philippines early Tuesday and sent more than 40,000 people cramming into shelters to escape the onslaught of the strongest cyclone to hit the country this year.

Erlinda Balante, 60, of Manay, Davao Oriental, died after reportedly being hit by a fallen tree Tuesday morning. The second fatality, Roger Gumunit, 30, was killed when he was also hit by a tree while aboard a motorcycle, in Panaon, Misamis Oriental, authorities said.

At 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pablo’s center was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 40 kilometers east of the eastern coast of Davao Oriental, raking across the island of 10 million people, packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 210 (130 miles) kph and bringing heavy rain, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

The typhoon was forecast to move west-northwest at 26 kph, Pagasa added.

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 was raised over Southern Leyte, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Surigao del Norte incl. Siargao, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Province, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, North Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Davao del Norte incl. Samal Is.

Signal No. 2 was raised in Iloilo, Guimaras, Capiz, Leyte incl. Biliran, Negros Occidental, rest of Cebu including Camotes Is., Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga Sibugay and Maguindanao.

Meanwhile, Palawan including the Calamian Group of Islands, Ticao Island, Masbate, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Aklan, Antique, Basilan, Sarangani and South Cotabato were placed under Signal No. 1.

Pagasa warned residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likewise, those living in coastal areas under Signal No. 2 and Signal No. 3 are alerted of possible storm surges particularly those living in the coastal areas of Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat, Bohol and Leyte provinces where 3-6 meters wave height is expected.

The weather bureau advised fishing boats and other sea vessels not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

According to Pagasa, Typhoon Pablo is expected to be at 180 km southwest of Roxas City by Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning, it will be at 230 km northwest of Puerto Princesa City and 780 km west of Metro Manila by Friday morning.

Aviation and shipping were suspended, with 80 flights grounded and thousands of ferry passengers stranded at ports as the coastguard ordered vessels to stay in port, the civil defence office said.

More than 41,000 people had moved into nearly 1,000 government shelters across the island by early Tuesday, it said in its latest bulletin.

The commercial centre of Cagayan de Oro, one of Mindanao’s largest cities, was hit by flooding as rivers overflowed following heavy rain.

School holidays were declared in Mindanao and large areas of the central Philippines.

President Benigno Aquino III led calls for evacuations on Monday, saying: “(Bopha’s) destructive potential is no laughing matter. It is expected to be the strongest typhoon to hit our country in 2012.”

The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons a year, some of them destructive. Bopha is the sixteenth so far this year.

In August, nearly 100 people were killed and more than a million were displaced by heavy flooding caused by a series of storms.

Nineteen typhoons struck the country last year, of which 10 were destructive, leading to more than 1,500 deaths and affecting nearly 10 percent of the total population, according to the government.

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  • Janeth Molo

    If there’s one good lesson Sendon has taught us, it is the sense of preparedness and anticipation of what’s going to happen when typhoons strike our lands. Congrats PAGASA for the closed and accurate monitoring. God bless the Philippines.


    NAKIKILARO lang si Pablo kay Pedro.  Nainggit kasi puro si Pedro na lang ang pinapansin nitong mga raw na ito.  Ngayon, pansin-na-pansin na si Pablo ng lahat sa buong kapuluan!

  • raffyb0i

    hope it stays on its path…ayoko masira pasko ko!

    • MrJoseRizal

      wow, parang ok na mamatay ibang tao wag ka lang madamay…

      • raffyb0i

        anong part sinabi ko ok lang mamatay ibang tao ha? paki quote nga….

  • Garo Ungaro

    this no joke..it’s big and true the strongest super typhoon …hope the destruction and the aftermath  will not be too much…the early warnings helps a lot…everybody is prepared and ready for this…just cross our fingers…and hope will be over soon…

  • delpillar

    before it hit Davao Oriental, the typhoon was at 930 Hecto-Pascal with 50 to 70 meter-per-second wind strength. At 8:00AM Phil TIme, upon hitting the land mass, the pressure went up to 940 Hecto-Pascal and the wind strength weakened to 45 to 60 meter-per-second… but this is still very powerful wind.

    However, another bad news is that as of 8:00AM Phil time, instead of hitting PANATAG SHOAL (where 3 to 4 Chinese ships are still anchored) on Dec 6 at 10:00AM, ay liliko sya pakaliwa at iiwasan yata ang PANATAG Shoal.

    I hope than sana paglisan nya ng Palawan ay lumakas uli sya papunta ng PANATAG to annahilate CHinese Ships there

    • TheGUM

      I would not wish bad weather on my worst enemies, if I were you.  Have you been out at sea when storms suddenly pop out of nowhere?  I have.  Huge waves, lots of rain pummel you around like a toy in tub of water.  There is an ethic among seafarers to lend assistance to each other, no matter who they are, in times of distress.  I hope you or any of your love ones don’t find yourselves in precarious situations, such as dangerous storms.  Peace.

  • Magsasaka

    pinaparusahan na tayo dahil sa pagsamba natin sa mga kahoy at bato, mga santong gawa ng tao 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

      Walang santong gawa sa kahoy, images ng mga santo mayroon. Magkaiba ‘yon. At hindi ini-worship ang mga images ng mga santo because worship is due to God alone. Bini-venerate lng ang mga images ng mga santo dahil they are representations of the holiness of God just like Joshua did when he pray to the Lord before the ark of the covenant with the images of two golden Cherubim on top of the ark.  “And Joshua
      rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put
      dust upon their heads.”
      Joshua 7:6 “For the
      cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the
      cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.” 1 Kings 8:7

      • Magsasaka

        talaga?hindi sinasamba?punta ka sa simbahan ng quiapo nandoon ang katotohanan

      • bugoybanggers

        Bakit nasisiraan ka na ba ng bait BOY? Ikaw pala yung pumasok sa QUIPO na nanangalabit para maka hingi ng pang RUGBY at ng hindi mabigyan.. umaastang PROTESTANTE na! TONIO yung pastor mo ipinusta na ang nakulektang 10% ninyo kay PASTOR PACQUIAO.

      • Magsasaka

        ano kamo walang kang sariling bait at bayaran ka ng mga paring bading kaya pinagtatangol mo ang religion mo dito hehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        Tama si bugoybangers, may hinihithit ka kaya hindi mo naiintindihan ang napakasimpling pahayag ko na ang source ay biblia.

      • Magsasaka

        uy ikaw yong bading na paring syota ni bugoy ano hehehe sige mag espadahan na kayo hehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYOKKWJDJKP6HLLGJ7TVFKQVPI Rene

        Honestly, you make me laugh as in amused by a joke. Stupid can make us laugh sometimes. Thank you :)

      • Magsasaka

        same as moron like you hehehe

    • twitgurl

      I’m not catholic pero kesa naman umanib sa mga ipokrito at baliw na mga born again,Methodist, Adventist, Mormons,orthodox  at lalo na umanib sa kulto ni iglesia ni manalo.. mas mabuti manalangin nalang mag isa kesa umanib sa mga yan na puro panghuhutsot ng pera at kung ano ano ang pinag sasabi.. sasabihin pa hindi ka maililigtas kung wala kang aaniban.. wala akong pakialam.. basta ako nag darasal sa iisang diyos..

      • Magsasaka

        good for you twitgurl at least hindi na ako nag iisa na nag iisip na nabubuhay ang lahat ng religion sa pera

      • Andy dela Cruz

        kapag sinabi mong nabubuhay ang LAHAT NG RELIGION sa pera, that includes your own religion..That also included the church which Christ himself established when he lived here on earth.

      • Magsasaka

        ano ba yang sinasabi mong itinayo ni kristo?

      • Andy dela Cruz

        Sigurado ka ba sa sinasabi mo? Kasi sa pagkaka alam ko INC lang gumagawa nyan eh.

      • Magsasaka

         doon ka mali, subukan mong pumasok sa simbahan ng iba para makita mo kung paano sila manghingi ng abuloy

      • Andy dela Cruz

        haha ganoon ba okay.. so nasubukan mo na bang pumasok sa ibang simbahan?

      • Magsasaka

        kaya nga sinasabi ko dahil nasubukan ko na, subukan mong paunlakan ang mga imbitasyon sa iyo ng ibang religion at magmasid ka

      • Andy dela Cruz

        lagi nga eh, pero ano yung mga napuntahan mo na? ano yung differences ng bawat isa?

      • Magsasaka

        may mga pagkakaiba sa mga detalye ng pagdarasal yong iba may imahen yong iba wala pero ang kapansin pansin na iisang elemento na hindi nawawala sa lahat ay pera

      • $37644997

        Ask Pablobnb,he might have the right answeres for you.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C3YXDA4YC634PHN5WGYTOSB4DE Jason

        Twitgurl kababae mong tao pero ganyan ka magsalita, sa pananalita mo palang hindi kana katanggaptangap sa kaharian ng Panginoon, tapos ngayon sasabihin mo sa amin na nagsasamba ka sa iisang Diyos? sino ba ang Diyos mo, baka nilalamon kana ng emperno di mo lang namamalayan tandaan mo yan!!! We have freedom of relegion kaya wala kang karapatan para magdsalita ng ganyan sa ibang relegion, sakit ka sa ulo napakababa mong mag-isip…

      • twitgurl

        ikaw sino sinasamba mo si Manalo? hahaha.. eh ang diyos nyo si manalo kung ano sabihin ni Manalo ginagwa nyo lahat kahit labag sa diyos.. tignan nalang natin kung sino lalamunin ng impyerno.. dahil sa sa gingawa ng kulto nyo…

    • bugoybanggers

      Ikaw ang pinaparusan BOY! Dahil sa pag samaba mo sa mga KANO!

      • Magsasaka

        ano konek?nakadrugs ka ba?suminghot ka ng rugby?maghugas ka ng pwet mo para hindi ka nahihilo sa amoy mo hehehe

      • bugoybanggers

        Ikaw ha?? hehehe, alam ko sumsamba ka ng kahoy na santo na nabili mo sa BAGUIO,,, yung hugis TT.hahaha kaya pala may galit ka sa mga KATOLIKO kasi gusto mo lahat hugis TT. Yeahh.. ayos ka GAY!

      • Magsasaka

        naku eh huwag mong akong itulad mo syota mong bading na pari hehehe kaya ikaw ay bading na din, gusto mo lang yatang tikman ang ratbu ko kunwari ka pa kaya nga alam mo yan dahil bumili ka sa baguio nyahahaha nahuhuli talaga ang isda sa bibig, bakla

      • bugoybanggers

        Ang taong mahilig manira ay BAKLA. Alam mo iyon? Ikaw ano ang nagawa mo sa sarili mo para sundin ang sinabi ng PASTOR mong bading? Ako isang taong lumalaban sa mga maninira kaya ako maninira din. Kasma ka doon. Star ka ba?

      • Magsasaka

        ang naninira hindi totoo ang sinasabi, magsaliksik ka para malaman mo ang gawain ni jesse mercado, para malaman mo kung bakit kinakanlong ni de dios pueblos de pajero si raul cabonce na may kasong rape, kailangan ko pa bang ikwento ang gawain ni badinggarcia na naging dahilan kung bakit pinatalsik sya sa tate at sinalo naman ng mga ugok na obispo dito sa pinas at ipinahawak pa ang isang programa na mga kabataang lalaki ang nakapaloob, mag isip ka,hindi ako sikat pero mukhang naiingit ka sa akin bakit kaya nyahahahaha

      • bugoybanggers

        Wag mong ilahat at wag kang mag bintang ng panlahatan. Tandaan mo 1.2BILLION ang Katholiko ayun sa listahan pero hindi ko pinagmamalaki iyan dahil alam ko na marami diyan PANGALAN lang ang pagKAKATOLIKO. Ang ayaw ko lang ay ang isang tulad mong mahilig manghusga at mapangLAIT sa lahat! Mainggitin ang KULTO mo kaya tumahimik na lang kayo. Ako masaya at kontento bilang KATOLIKO dahil ako ay MALAYA. Nasa akin kung gusto kung pumunta ng impyerno o saan man at walang makapag pilit sa akin.

      • Magsasaka

        aba wala akong sinabing lahat ang sinabi ko lang marami ang mangmang at totoo naman, ayaw mo hehehe

      • bugoybanggers

        Kumuha ka ng SANTO na sinasabi mong sinasamba at ipokpok mo sa ULO mo para makita mo ang tagaligtas mo. Sama ka na rin ba sa akin, halika maluwag sa amin at malaya kang gawin lahat, pwede ka pang mag BBQ oras oras.

      • Magsasaka

        sige punta ako dyan, pwede ba tayo tumuma dyan hehehe

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        bugoybanggers, hahah sino ba ang binabangger mo? yung mga pedopriest ba? halatang alam na alam mo ang korte ng TT na nabibili sa baguio ah! hahahaha panay ba ang titig mo duon?

      • bugoybanggers

        Bakit mo na sabi iyan? Negosyo mo ba ang magbenta ng SANTOng Rebolto tulad ng mabentang St. TT mo?

      • bugoybanggers

        Huwag mong LAHATIN dahil marami akong PARIng kaibigan na may mga anak. Hanep pinipilahan pa nga sa kombento kaya nagkukunwari na rin akong PARI para maka score, eh ikaw.. sambahin mo ang negosyo mong San TT.

  • sowhatifimfilipino

    I would really appreciate any news from Iligan City. I can’t access Facebook nor Twitter. VPN problem. Thanks and God bless. And good work Pag-asa/DOST and NDRMMC. 

    • anetzka

      kababalik lang ng electricity. im from iligan. nothing seems very serious. mahina lang at hindi ganun kalakasan ang tumama dito, as of now. 

  • Le Commentor

    Pablo, isama mo na mga Ampatuan paglabas mo ng bansa.

  • bugoybanggers

    yun na nga ang sinasabi ko eh, hindi yata nakinig si PABLO kay PEDRO. Si Pablo kasi medyo nasuhulan ng mga INSTIK kaya nabingi! Sige Pedro pag igihan mo pa ang paki usap na sana wag naman sobrang lakas ang tama. Pwede naman na slightly damage lang ika nga sa mga sasakyan. Hayaan natin baka pag nakalampas na si PABLO maghahasik ito ng lagim sa WEST PHILIPPINE SEA at wawasakin niya ng tuluyan ang mga structurang tinayo ng mga TSEKWA. O baka may panlaban ang mga TSEKWA dito?

  • Mattino2011

    ZMalungkot politico pag di nanalasa sa lugar nila si pabl..ala sila calamity fund na gagamitin paa sa may eleksyon..hehe

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQO7PMO52SGTOE6ZGRAWP5JUOY captain ariz

      ganun na nga sana di nila gamitin ang calamity fund 

  • delpillar

    at 12:00 noon (Philippine Time), the eye of the Typhoon was somewhere in betweeen Iligan City and Marawi City at 960 Hecto-Pascal with a wind velocity of 45 to 65 meters-per-second. At around 2:30PM today, yung buntot or lower-half ng bagyo ang titira sa Marawi and  Iligan  City.

    As usual, on Dec 6, 8AM Philippine time ay liliko na sa westward at iiwasan yung PANATAG Island natin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

    and god loves the philippines so much as a proof, god will send more calamity to the philippines, to test filipinos love and faith for him!

    god needs HFW (heaven filipino workers) so he need to send more calamity there, to guarantee more death and sufferings.

    • MrJoseRizal

      somebody forgot to take his medicine hahaha huy sira ulo tigilan mo na  yan LOL

      • raffyb0i

        wala ka na ba magawa? Obvious na obvious pikon ka na na nagresult ka na sa pag-iinsulto…Ang sarap mo naman galitin haha. Sige iyak ka pa


    A simple news on typhoon Pablo has generated so many bitter comments.

  • rudy_boy

    Typhoon path is now unusual. Climate Change?

    Seldom these areas hit by a powerful typhoons. Necessary precaution and news bulletin should be provided by the government, before any blame game after the typhoon.

    While Bicol & Samar provinces already used to this kind of scenario (including Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Quezon, Aurora-Quirino provinces ), Mindanao and other Visayas provinces are not.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      don’t think too much, just drink your beer, god did it!

  • MrJoseRizal

    Instead of mga walang kwentang comments, magdasal na lang tayo para sa mga kababayan natin diyan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

      your prayer is good, but those people need ACTUAL help, how about send them something they can use?

      prayer is something you can do and feel you are helping but not actually helping.

      • MrJoseRizal

        Would you be willing to pickup these goods and deliver to them in our behalf?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        lols. your reply is what i expected. lols.. of course, hypocrisy at its best di ba?
        hahah kung talagang gustong tumulong, you would not say “let’s pray for them” instead you would say “Let’s send these people something they need through NGO’s” and of course, you are a self-righteous man who think your prayer is enough for them. hahaha dami talagang ipokrito at pekeng makatao sa pinas.

      • MrJoseRizal

        Nice, this country needs more people like you to be a better place to live. Puro kang dada, wala ka rin pala gustong gawin ampot@ talaga oh

        Ano ang hyprocisy in asking people to pray? tangnang utak talangka na yan bugok ang logical reasoning

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        lols.. daming NGO, sali ka, padala mo milyones mo. hahaha. ako puro dada.. lols, bigay ko sa iyo link ng relief operation para sa contribution mo., hahaha.

        and yes, this country needs people like me who actually DO THINGS – hindi yung puro dasal na walang kwenta. yep, ipokrito ka, pakitang tao kulang sa gawa. puro relihiyoso kulang sa pagiging tao.

        Practice what you preach Mr. JOSIE RIZAL.. hahaha yep tama yang JOSIE at hindi JOSE. tootbrush ka muna, sama ng lumalabas sa bibig mo, ooppss.. does your “prayer” makes your mouth to spew the smell of a dead fish? you see your hypocrisy now? lols.. lols..lols…

      • MrJoseRizal

        DO THINGS, ulul, keyboard ka lang buong araw… pa brad pitt ka pa sa pic ha… pero tunay na buhay brad’s pwet ka LOL hahaha

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        give yourself a good pat on your back for being a good christian, hahaha pa-pray-pray ka pa kuno, baho naman ng bibig mo! hahahah, kayo talagang mga self-righteous relidiots. hahaha.

      • MrJoseRizal

        sariling hininga mo yun naamoy mo ugok hahahaha

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        lols.. kayo talagang mga relidiots.

      • MrJoseRizal

        Hoy Brad Pwet, inumin mo muna gamot mo bago ka mag comment dito hahaha

      • raffyb0i

        untugin ko kayong dalawa eh, tumahimik na nga kayo and stop measuring each others dicks…lumipat na lang kayo sa ibang forum na pwede kayong mag i-spadahan. 

      • MrJoseRizal

        for all you know both our dicks are way bigger than yours hahaha, ikaw lumipat sa ibang forum if you can’t take the heat

      • raffyb0i

        Mag aral ka na, baka hinahanap ka na ng nanay mo. Isip bata amf. 

      • bugoybanggers

        Mali ka yata! Andrei- pangalan mo pangu naman? Aba ang sabihin mo YOUR PRAYER IS GOOD BUT WE NEED CASH! Simple lang, pinapahaba mo pa!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

        baka indi ma-gets ni mr. josie rizal. yung mga ganitong tao kailangan eh bay-bayin mo ang sasabihin mo.

  • delpillar

    As of 2:00PM Phil Time, the eye of the storm is at Iligan Bay with coordinates of 8 deg 40min Latitude and 124 deg 5 minutes Longtitude moving 30Km-per-hour northwest at an angle of -35degrees (+145deg).  Barometric pressure at 970 Hecto-Pascal and sustained wind of 35 to 50 meters-per- second (slightly weakened). Mukhang nagbago ng konti ang direction, possibly hitting slightly our PANATAG SHOAL…. possibly sinking those Chinese ships there

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    School holidays were declared in Mindanao and large areas of the central Philippines. —It is not holiday when people are in distress!!!

    • Bokya

       Cancel the school holidays and let the young ones go to school… ganoon ba

  • malek_abdul

    Heed to government warnings and be prepared always. Safety first!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    ”Kailangan maging maingat lang tayo pagdumarating ang ganitong panahon ng kalamidad” Likas na sa bansa natin ang bagyo”always prepare for the worst”kaakibat na ng bansa natin ang malalakas na bagyo”kaya natin yan basta ”wag tayo mag panic at LAGING HANDA”pagkakaisa ang kailangan natin pagnahaharap ang bansa natin sa Panganib”God Bless PHILIPPINES

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500880651 Jonas Marie Dumdum

    Note to the PDI: Panaon is in Misamis Occidental, not in Misamis Oriental.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JNHDCINJZLUD25IKAE6BF7JHNI nelia

    first time ng Cateel Davao Oriental na mabagyuhan kaya yun lahat halos indi maniwala na kailangan tlga nila lumikas kasi maganda pa ang panahon kagabi sister ko nasa davao Oriental pls help me to pray na makasurvive sila together with my pamangkins.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas


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