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2 cyclones outside PH dissipate but Pagasa monitoring LPA


One of two possible tropical cyclones spotted just outside the Philippine area of responsibility has dissipated and will no longer affect the country, according to the state weather bureau in its Wednesday advisory after typhoon Henry (international name: Matmo) exited the country and moved towards Taiwan.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rains, floods, landslides seen as signal no. 1 raised over Cagayan, Batanes


Cagayan and Batanes provinces and nearby islands were placed under public storm warning signal number one on Monday as typhoon “Henry” (international name: Matmo) continued to bring rains over the rest of the country.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

233 ship passengers stranded at Cebu port due to ‘Henry’

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At least 233 ship passengers are stranded in the Cebu City port due to bad weather spawned by Typhoon “Henry” (international name: Matmo), the Philippine Coast Guard said on Sunday.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DILG releases manual to guide local execs in responding to disasters

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What exactly is wind velocity? How about barometric pressure? The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched on Monday a manual on the ABCs of disaster preparedness to aid local chief executives in spelling out the preparations for typhoons and other natural calamities.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tagle terminates mandatory prayer for rain

We implore God to send us rain. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle made this plea last month, urging the Catholic faithful to storm the heavens with a special prayer for rain to stop El Niño’s scorching heat that had dried up dams and farmlands. FILE PHOTO OF PARCHED FARM BY JOAN BONDOC/PDI

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has lifted the “Oratio Imperata” or mandatory prayer for rain, saying that prayers and supplications have been answered and there were already signs that the impending water crisis has been averted.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »