INQToday: Aghon affected at least 19,350; Signal No. 2 still up in 2 Luzon areas | Inquirer News

INQToday: Aghon affected at least 19,350; Signal No. 2 still up in 2 Luzon areas

/ 01:28 PM May 27, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Typhoon Aghon keeps strength; Signal No. 2 still up in 2 Luzon areas

Signal no. 2 is still up in two areas in Luzon as Typhoon Aghon maintains its strength while it moves over the Philippine Sea.


NDRRMC says Aghon affected at least 19,350 people as of May 27

Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) affected 19,373 people, including seven who were reported injured, as of May 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.


In a situational report, the NDRRMC explained that the latest total count comprises 8,465 families in 158 barangays in Luzon and Visayas.

Escudero: I’ve no dreams of running for higher post

This early, Senate President Francis Escudero rejected the idea of running for a higher government post.

It was just a week ago when Escudero ascended to the highest seat in the Senate, replacing Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, but his friends were already insinuating that he could be seeking a higher role.

UN raises Papua New Guinea landslide death toll estimate to 670

More than 670 people are believed to have died after a massive landslide obliterated a village in Papua New Guinea, a UN official told AFP on Sunday.

“There are an estimated 150-plus houses now buried” said UN migration agency official Serhan Aktoprak, adding that “670-plus people are assumed dead”.

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TAGS: Aghon, Chiz Escudero, Landslide, NDRRMC, Papua New Guinea, Senate, Senate President, Typhoon Aghon

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