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Agaton expected out of PAR

AGATON is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, but state weather bureau PAGASA said...

Rice takes biggest hit among crops destroyed by typhoons Urduja, Vinta

AGRICULTURAL DAMAGES and losses incurred by regions affected by tropical storms Urduja and Vinta amounted to P1.24 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported...

DA: Damage on rice, corn crops at P177M

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that a total of P177 million worth of rice and corn crops were damaged by the tropical storm...

Duterte assures prompt relief for storm-hit Lanao del Norte

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte assured Lanao del Norte officials on Wednesday, Dec. 27, that the government will fast-track the recovery of...

Japan’s Abe extends condolences

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe in his message on Monday, Dec. 25, to President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was “deeply saddened and worried to...

EU assures assistance following PHL calamities

THE European Union (EU) has offered assistance to the Philippines in the wake of calamities that have struck the country this holiday season, from...

Vinta weakens into depression

STATE weather bureau Pagasa, in its online bulletin as of 5:00 p.m. of Dec. 22, said Tropical Storm Vinta has weakened into a tropical...

Ferry with 251 capsizes off Real, Quezon

A FERRY with 251 people on board capsized in rough seas off the Philippines on Thursday with reports of an unspecified number of casualties,...

Mindanao, Visayas brace for storm Vinta

AN EMERGENCY response preparedness meeting was held Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, with regional disaster risk reduction officials of Mindanao to prepare for tropical storm...

Duterte, officials visit storm-hit Biliran

THE DEATH TOLL in the wake of tropical storm Urduja has reached 31 as of Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, according to an update by...

NPAs attack soldiers on relief duty — military

COMMUNIST REBELS attacked soldiers delivering relief aid to parts of the central Philippines where a typhoon killed at least 32 people, army and disaster...

Storm Urduja forecast to intensify

TROPICAL DEPRESSION Urduja, located as of Wednesday afternoon at 415 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, could intensify into a tropical storm within the...

Gov’t admits Yolanda rehabilitation work ‘unacceptable’

THE ADMINISTRATION gave assurance yesterday that it remains committed to the rehabilitation work in areas destroyed by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of...

LPA could develop into a storm

A LOW PRESSURE area (LPA) that entered the Philippines yesterday morning could develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours, according to...

Luzon bears brunt of Tropical Depression Maring

A CYCLONE dumped heavy rains in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby provinces on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding and landslides in some areas, the...

Second storm hits Hong Kong amid recovery

HONG KONG -- A powerful storm lashed Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday, just days after a punishing typhoon swept through the region and...

A fisherman’s tale: of resilience and disaster risk reduction

By Mozart Pastrano But it was a sunny day. There were no dark clouds early that morning. The sea was not acting up at all....