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STORM BASYANG | Tandag Bishop calls for probe of calamitous Caraga flooding

The Bishop of Tandag, Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD, JCD, MBA on Sunday released a statement to news outlets calling for a multilateral investigation into the disastrous flooding in Caraga Region during the recent passage of Tropical Storm Basyang. The storm that hit Surigao del Sur on February 13 brought “untold suffering among the […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonFeb 17th, 2018

Surigao del Sur gov blasts bishop over Agusan del Sur floods, slides

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur --- While admitting he is into the business of hauling ore from mines in his province, the governor of Surigao del Sur on Friday blasted a ranking Catholic Church official for linking the deadly landslides at the height of Tropical Storm "Basyang" (international name: Sanba) to logging and mining.   Gov. Vicente Pimentel Jr. said Tandag Bishop Nereo Odchimar "chose to amplify and speculate on baseless and unfounded accusations, instead of helping and comforting the victims" of Basyang.   In a pastoral letter he issued on Feb. 17, Odchimar blamed the recent landslides in the province on the disastrous effects of mining. The pastoral lett...Keep on reading: Surigao del Sur gov blasts bishop over Agusan del Sur floods, slides.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

‘Samuel’ to intensify into a storm before landfall — Pagasa

More areas were placed under Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression "Samuel" moved closer to land.   Southern Leyte, Leyte, southern portions of Samar and Eastern Samar, Bohol, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin were put under Signal No. 1, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   Samuel is expected to intensify into a storm before it hits land over Siargao-Dinagat Islands on Tuesday evening.   Moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flooding and landslides may occur over Caraga Region, Eastern Visayas, and the prov...Keep on reading: ‘Samuel’ to intensify into a storm before landfall — Pagasa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Domeng, monsoon rains cause floods, destroy houses

Flooding and damage to property were recorded in the regions of Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Caraga as Tropical Storm Domeng intensified and continued to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat). Source link link: Domeng, monsoon rains cause floods, destroy houses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Damaged by ‘Basyang’

A bridge in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte that collapsed when Tropical Storm Basyang hit Caraga Region on Feb 13. Photo taken on Feb. 26, 2018. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Only Palawan under ‘Basyang’ storm signal

    Storm signals were lifted in most areas as Tropical Depression "Basyang" headed towards southern Palawan.   Only Palawan, including the Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands, remained under Signal No. 1, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.   Moderate to heavy rain is expected over Palawan and Western Visayas in the next 24 hours.   Light to moderate with at times heavy rain is expected over the rest of the Visayas, the Bicol region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga.   Basyang, which was last spotted 255 kilometers south of Cuyo, Palawan, is expected to ma...Keep on reading: Only Palawan under ‘Basyang’ storm signal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Tropical Storm BASYANG Update

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #11 FOR: Tropical Storm #BasyangPH Tropical Cyclone: WARNING ISSUED AT:05:00 AM, 13 February 2018 #BasyangPh CONTINUES ITS THREAT OVER CARAGA REGION. Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

4 dead as ‘Basyang’ triggers landslides in Surigao del Sur

  Published: 1:21 p.m., Feb. 13, 2018 | Updated: 11:30 p.m., Feb. 13, 2018 BUTUAN CITY --- Four people, three of them children, were killed while three others were hurt after landslides, triggered by heavy rain dumped by Tropical Storm "Basyang" (international name: Sanba), hit two villages in Carrascal town, Surigao del Sur province, on Tuesday. The landslides struck the villages of Gamuton and Babuyan about four hours before Basyang made landfall in Cortes town at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Office of Civil Defense in Caraga identified the fatalities in Barangay Gamuton as Irene Lamela Benguilo, 25, and her children AJ, 6, and MJ, 3. Her husband James, 32, was injured. ...Keep on reading: 4 dead as ‘Basyang’ triggers landslides in Surigao del Sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Monitoring ‘Basyang’

Disaster Risk Reduction Management technicians monitor the movement of tropical storm Basyang at the Emergency Operations Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Basyang, the second storm to enter the country this year, is expected to make landfall in Caraga Region on Tuesday. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO Read story .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

‘Basyang update’: 18 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces under storm signals 1 and 2

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February) — Storm signals 1 and 2 have been raised over 18 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces as tropical storm ‘Basyang’ approaches Eastern Mindanao, where it is expected to make landfall in Caraga region Tuesday morning, the 11 p.m. advisory of the state weather bureau said. Fifteen Visayas provinces have also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

NDRRMC: Brace for flooding, landslides brought by Tropical Storm Basyang

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) warned residents living along the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Basyang (Sanba) to prepare for possible flooding and landslides.  "Again, we warn our countrymen to monitor their surroundings because plain areas may just be experiencing light rains, heavier ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

‘Basyang’ expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday

Tropical Storm "Basyang" (internationally known as "Sanba") is expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said. Basyang maintained its strength as it moved closer to Northeastern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday night. Storm Signal No. 2 remained raised over the Caraga Region, which is composed of the following provinces: Surigao del Sur Surigao del Norte Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Dinagat Islands Storm Signal No. 1 has been raised over the following areas: southern portion of Samar southern portion of Eastern Samar Biliran ...Keep on reading: ‘Basyang’ expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Davao Braces for Flooding Due to Ts ‘Basyang’

The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) and Disaster Monitoring Office are on alert as heavy rainfall in Northern Mindanao brought by Tropical Storm “Basyang” (international name Sanba). As of Sunday night, all emergency response units have been alerted and on standby. Likewise, all flood-prone barangays have also been alerted by the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

‘Basyang’ update: 12 Mindanao provinces under storm Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February) — Twelve of 27 Mindanao provinces have been placed under storm Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 as of 5 a.m. Monday as Tropical Storm ‘Basyang’ slightly slowed down while moving west northwest. ‘Basyang’ (international name: Sanba) is expected to make landfall in Caraga region Tuesday morning, according to Severe […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

WATCH | Storm Basyang crosses the line, heads toward Caraga; 11 areas under TCWS Signal '1

(UPDATE - 12 MIDNIGHT) The state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed that the weather disturbance internationally designated SANBA has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, locally named Tropical Storm #BasyangPH......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Power outage hits Surigao Sur, Butuan; hundreds evacuate ahead of ‘Vinta’ landfall

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 December) – A power outage hit Tandag City and eight other towns in Surigao del Sur hours before tropical storm “Vinta” would make landfall in the province on Thursday night. Jennifer Bracamonte Pena of the Philippine Information Agency in Caraga region said Tandag and the towns of Lianga, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Tropical storm Vinta, Ferry sinks in Quezon, Pimentel on Canada trash | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Tropical storm Vinta further intensifies as it threatens the CARAGA area.  A ferry with 251 people on board capsizes off the waters between Dinahican, Quezon and Polilio Island.  Senate President Koko Pimentel seeks a probe into Canada's garbage that was illegally dumped in the Philippines in 2013 and remains on Philippine ports.  ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

First Sunday of Advent: Bishop calls on faithful “to prepare, be ready for Jesus’ coming

As the Roman Catholic Church marks the First Sunday of Advent, a Church leader calls on the faithful “to prepare and be ready to welcome Jesus.” First Sunday of Advent: Bishop calls on faithful “to prepare, be ready for Jesus’ coming Source link: First Sunday of Advent: Bishop calls on faithful “to prepare, be ready for Jesus’ coming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Bohol town evacuees return home after storm signal lifted

  TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - Evacuees in Candijay town, Bohol, have started returning home on Wednesday morning after the state weather bureau lifted the storm signal over the province. At least 200 families from six villages were allowed to go home since the weather had improved, said Jeryl Lacang-Fuentes, local disaster risk reduction, and management officer. Barangays Cadapdapan, Panadtaran, La Union, San Isidro, Cambane and Boyo-an have been identified as areas vulnerable to landslide and flooding. But Fuentes said the rains spawned by Tropical Depression "Samuel" didn't trigger flood and landslide in Candijay located about 97 km southeast of Tagbilaran. He adde...Keep on reading: Bohol town evacuees return home after storm signal lifted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

November 20, 2018 “TD Samuel” Severe Weather Warning for Visayas

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8 FOR: Tropical Depression “#SamuelPH” Tropical Cyclone: WARNING ISSUED AT: 5:00 AM, 20 November 2018 TROPICAL DEPRESSION “SAMUEL” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD THE DINAGAT-SAMAR-LEYTE AREA. Moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flooding and landslides, are expected over Caraga Region, Northern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Central and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa

      A storm east of the Philippines is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   The tropical depression could make landfall over the Caraga region on Tuesday or Wednesday, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said in a Facebook live update.   It will likely reach a severe tropical storm status at its peak.   The weather disturbance was last spotted 2,310 kilometers east of Mindanao and based on its track, it would pass through the Caraga region, Central and Western Visayas before it exits through Pala...Keep on reading: Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018