People call it “apon ti tudu” (rain’s nest), as if it’s a bad thing. But if the unpredictable rain is the reason for the lush forest cover and an abundant supply of water, words will never hurt Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. On the contrary, with the cascades that dot the town, any resident can only manage a smile whenever they hear that.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Forest fires that scorched at least five towns for a week in Eastern Samar have finally been put out, a radio report said Tuesday.
By DJ Yap
No tropical cyclone is expected in the country this week, but cold winds from the northeast will bring cloudy skies and isolated light rains to Luzon and the Visayas, state forecasters said.
By Franklin A. Caliguid and Chris V. Panganiban
Butuan Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has appealed for more aid following widespread destruction left by nearly two weeks of rain caused by a lingering low pressure area.
By DJ Yap
From low pressure area (LPA) to tropical depression to LPA—to tropical depression again? Or even stronger?
By Franklin A. Caliguid
The rains here may not be as heavy as the past days, but landslides and flashfloods caused by a swelling Agusan River sent thousands more fleeing for safety.
By Frinston L. Lim
The number of evacuees in Compostela Valley swelled on Monday, as over a thousand families more headed to evacuation centers due to floods spawned by Tropical Depression Agaton.
By Nestor Burgos Jr.
Continuous rains since Monday triggered flashfloods in Capiz province submerging rice fields and rendering roads impassable.
By Orlando Dinoy
Twenty-nine-year-old fisherman Marvin Borganio was happily harvesting bamboo along the Liboganon River in Barangay (village) Busaon in Tagum City with fellow fishermen Rolan Gasipong, 25; Jomar Romuteho, 23; and Kenneth Bordanio, 14, who volunteered to help, on Jan. 10, when water suddenly rose and swept them away into the open sea.
By Allan Nawal
The sun finally shone Wednesday on many areas in Mindanao, including the Davao provinces, after days of heavy rain induced by a low pressure area, landslides, and floods that have left more than 20 people dead.
By Mar S. Arguelles
, Shiena Barrameda
Close to 2,500 passengers and more than a hundred vehicles were marooned since Monday evening at the Matnog port in Sorsogon while another four-kilometer queue of vehicles were waiting to get to the port amid a shortage of roll-on-roll-off vessels to bring them across to the port of Allen in Samar.
By Frances Mangosing
The state weather bureau said that the low pressure area (LPA) hovering over Butuan City as of early Tuesday showed no indications of intensifying into a tropical depression, although it will cause moderate to heavy rains in parts of the country.
At least six persons have been reported killed and six reported missing as floods and landslides struck many communities in Compostela Valley and other parts of northeast Mindanao over the weekend.