By Ana Roa
, Jeanette I. Andrade
“Let’s prepare for everything,” President Benigno Aquino III told a nationally televised meeting of disaster agency chiefs on Thursday as the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Hawaii upgraded Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) into a supertyphoon.
By Frinston L. Lim
Local disaster response and management authorities in Southern Mindanao have stepped up measures to protect lives and property as Typhoon “Ruby” (Hagupit) moved closer to the Philippines on Thursday.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Next time a severe storm threatens to come ashore, go to the website of the US National Weather Service station in Hawaii. To be sure, you’ll learn whether the storm will hit your town and whether it’s bringing the whole Pacific Ocean along.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Tropical Depression “Queenie,” which on Thursday left two persons dead as it swept over the Visayas, is expected to make landfall again in Palawan before leaving the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday night.
President Benigno Aquino III has been among Pagasa’s most severe critics, often lecturing its forecasters publicly to use layman’s terms in its bulletins.