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Storm surges damage 45 houses in Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – Storm surges hit the towns of Jasaan and Initao in Misamis Oriental Thursday destroying 45 houses, an official said. Fernando Dy, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said a succession of waves swamped 20 houses in Bobontugan, Jasaan early Thursday. A few hours later, […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsJul 12th, 2018

Flood damage would double without coral reefs – study

PARIS, France – Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday, June 12. Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase 4-fold by century's end, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday. Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges,… link: Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 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

‘Basyang’ maintains strength as it nears landfall

  Tropical Storm "Basyang" maintained its strength ahead of its expected landfall between Surigao and Dinagat provinces, the state weather bureau said Tuesday morning.   Bohol, Southern Cebu, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, southern Negros Occidental, Southern Leyte,Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, and northern section of Bukidnon were placed under Signal No. 2, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   Signal No. 1 remained hoisted overPalawan, including the Calamian Group of Islands, the southern section of Masbate,Aklan, ...Keep on reading: ‘Basyang’ maintains strength as it nears landfall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

77 people homeless after Misamis Oriental port fire

Misamis Oriental: A fire of unknown origin gutted 15 houses and rendered 77 people homeless in the sub-port of Balingo-an here on Sunday. Firefighters put the fire under control after 45 minutes started in one of the houses in the Parola, one of the busiest sub-ports in Misamis Oriental. Fire investigators said the early morning [...] The post 77 people homeless after Misamis Oriental port fire appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

‘Agaton’ moves toward Palawan; storm signal lifted from 7 areas

Cyclone warning in some provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao were lifted as tropical depression "Agaton" moved west Tuesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Storm signals over Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, including Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Dinagat Island, Northern Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and Zamboanga del Norte were removed by Pagasa. Nonetheless, nine areas were under signal no. 1 after the cyclone warning was hoisted over Southern Antique and Southern Iloilo. Still under cyclone warning are Palawan, including Cuyo Island; Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, Guimaras, Negros Oriental, and Negros ...Keep on reading: ‘Agaton’ moves toward Palawan; storm signal lifted from 7 areas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

3 fishers reported missing in Initao town; ‘Vinta’ triggers flash flood in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 22 December) —  Three fishermen went missing at the height of tropical storm “Vinta” that cut a wide swath of destruction across Mindanao on Friday. Faustino Dy, chief of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office said family members in Initao town reported that the fishermen did not […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Hundreds evacuated in Southern Mindanao ahead of ‘Vinta’ landfall

      DAVAO CITY - Hundreds of individuals had been evacuated in several Southern Mindanao provinces as Tropical Storm "Vinta" was nearing land. In Compostela Valley alone, 1,709 individuals had already been hauled to evacuations centers due to possible landslides and storm surges. The ferry service between Samal Island and Davao City was also suspended as Signal No. 2 was declared over the whole of Davao del Norte. In Davao Oriental, at least 5,000 individuals had been evacuated from their homes in the towns of Baganga and Cateel, according to Lt. Col. Jake Obligado of the 67th Infantry Battalion. In Lupon, Davao Oriental, Mayor Erlinda Lim suspended ...Keep on reading: Hundreds evacuated in Southern Mindanao ahead of ‘Vinta’ landfall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Storm signal 2 over 2 Surigaos and 2 Agusans; Signal 1 over 12 Mindanao provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Dec) —  Storm signal no. 2 has been raised over Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte and Signal 1 over 12 of 27 Mindanao provinces as tropical storm ‘Vinta’ moved towards Eastern Mindanao. Placed under Signal 1 are Dinagat Island, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

‘Urduja’ triggers flash floods in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 December) – Local disaster officials evacuated over 300 persons after flash floods triggered by tropical depression “Urduja” inundated their houses in Balingasag and Lagonglong towns in Misamis Oriental Friday. Fernando Dy, Misamis Oriental provincial disaster management chief, said the flood waters started to rise on Wednesday night, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Queensland police fear fatalities with extent of damage unclear – The Guardian

The extent of injuries from Cyclone Debbie is yet to be determined as Queensland’s police commissioner warned people to prepare for the possibility of deaths after the category-four storm struck the eastern coast of Australia. The scale of destruction was yet to emerge on Tuesday evening amid reports of severe damage to homes and communities cut off from communications. The extent of injuries from Cyclone Debbie is yet to be determined as Queensland’s police commissioner warned people to prepare for the possibility of deaths after the category-four storm struck the eastern coast of Australia. The scale of destruction was yet to emerge on Tuesday evening amid reports of severe damage to homes and communities cut off from communications. But the Queensland government, after days of preparations including forced evacuations of some areas, remained on a disaster footing, with weather experts warning that the cyclone could take until Wednesday to dissipate. The state’s premier and police commissioner both issued warnings. “We are going to get lots of reports of damage and sadly I think we will also receive more reports of injuries, if not deaths,” said the commissioner, Ian Stewart. “We need to be prepared for that.” The state’s premier, Annastacia Palazszczuk, said it would be an “incredibly scary moment” for residents. “We’re going to see the impact of Cyclone Debbie for the next three to five days as it travels down the coast and these winds can even end up as a low-pressure system right along the coast of south-east corner here,” she said. A man in Proserpine had been “hurt badly” by a collapsing wall, Stewart said. He said authorities were bracing for the full picture of injuries to emerge from communities that had been cut off from communications. In Bowen, where much of the local housing was built before cyclone safety standards were introduced in the 1980s, the cyclone wrecked homes and caused “major environmental damage”, Whitsunday regional councillor Mike Brunker said. “The last couple of hours have been frightening, actually. When it crossed the coast, it was just unbelievable,” Brunker told Guardian Australia. “There is house damage, there are people on Facebook, different friends whose houses have been wrecked. Up near the reservoir, there’s holes in roofs, a lot of environmental damage.” With dangerous winds and rain set to keep Bowen residents indoors well into Tuesday evening, the scale of devastation would not be clear until Wednesday but “there will be some considerable amount of damage,” Brunker said. About 10.30am at the airport on Hamilton Island, one of a group of resort destinations which help the Whitsundays bring in $700m a year in tourism spending, wind gusts were recorded at 263km/h. Holidaymaker Peter Langtree, of Mackay, said the experience was “quite scary to be honest” and likened the howls of wind to aircraft taking off. “The windows to the balcony on our 11th floor apartment were flexing continously from about 7am and are currently still flexing with every gust of wind,” he told Guardian Australia on Monday afternoon. “The noise is like nothing I’ve ever heard before – I guess if you had to explain it, it would be similar to standing next to a 747 on take off. “The rain is still quite heavy [but] what we can see is that almost all the trees on the island are completely bare stripped of all their leaves. There are fallen trees everywhere along with a lot of debris from surrounding buildings which have lost part of their roofs guttering, etcetera.” Langtree said after taking a walk later and surveying the damage of the island “it is a lot worse than I thought”. Another holidaymaker, Mat Garner, described the scenes on the island as “bloody mayhem”, the Whitsunday Times reported. “There are houses with roofs ripped off, glass panels smashed, guttering missing, trees uprooted, golf buggies shredded,” he said. A resident in Proserpine, named only as Sue, told ABC of her shock at watching her neighbour’s roof smash into her house. “We’ve got three broken windows now, so the rooms are totalled,” she said. “We’ve got water coming down the hallway … the doors are shaking.” Rosalind Willcocks, who owns a caravan park at Hideaway Bay, not far from the cyclone’s landfall halfway between Bowen and Airlie Beach, said the cyclone had “absolutely ripped us to shreds”. She said Debbie’s roaring winds had stripped the site – from which guests were cleared days earlier – bare of all vegetation, uprooting at least 30 large trees and sending “all sorts of crap” flying. “It’s just destroyed our trees and our garden,’ she told Guardian Australia. “The buildings are brick but we did lose a barbecue, fridge, things like that went flying off. There’s only two of us here to clean it all up. “Hopefully we’ve passed the worst of it now and we’ve just got a few days of cleaning up and wait for the electricity to come back.” Tony Fontes, a dive tourism operator who sheltered from the cyclone at his Airlie Beach home 500 metres from the ocean, said the experience had been “bloody scary”. “Lots of large tree branches crashing on the house roof and steadily rising water,” he said. Fontes said he expected Cyclone Debbie would be a mixed development for the Great Barrier Reef. Local coral would be damaged but the stir of water would cool sea-surface temperatures now causing mass bleaching across the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

TURNING POINT: PNP, Damaged Goods: Whom Shall We Turn To?

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/24 January) &'8212; What would happen if those entrusted to hunt and bring to justice criminals or enemies of the people turn out to be criminal elements themselves far worse than those they are hunting? We are talking about the hoodlums in uniform, the rogue police officers who inflict heavy damage to [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2017

63 passengers, crew of ferry that ran aground rescued by Balingoan fisherfolk

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 17 July) — A roll on – roll off (RoRo)  passenger ferry from Camiguin Island ran aground near Lapinig Island in Balingoan, Misamis Oriental after being buffeted by strong winds and huge waves Monday afternoon but all 63 passengers and crew, including five children, were rescued by fisherfolk in Balingoan. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

TURNING POINT: Déjà vu

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/16 July) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is truly an amazing persona, a charismatic leader in Philippine horizon beyond compare whose every word on anything is accepted by his rabidly adoring followers as gospel truth, justifying and massaging in fact  those that look immoral and  unsavory to fit to their belief system. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Senate panel to monitor social measures in TRAIN

THE Senate committee on public services will resume its regional inquiry on Wednesday, July 18, into the effects of the tax reform law on public services and utilities in Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Lapeña ‘ballistic’ over smuggling in Mindanao port

DESCRIBING those involved as “wicked individuals,” Bureau of Customs (BoC) commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, ordered the relief of the top officials at the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, over the successful smuggling of 25 container vans containing sugar and onions last month. “I will go after these….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Newly elected village chief in Misamis Oriental gunned down

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A newly elected “Punong Barangay” (village chief) was gunned down early Friday morning in a village in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, 32 kilometers east of here, police said. Chief Insp. Rogelio Labor, police chief of Jasaan, identified the victim as Alfred Zapanta. He succumbed to bullet wounds to the head and body. Zapanta was the newly [...] The post Newly elected village chief in Misamis Oriental gunned down appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Village chair killed in Misamis Oriental

ILIGAN CITY -- Another barangay chair was killed while he was feeding swine in his backyard in Purok 7, Barangay Danao, Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental, police said. Alfredo Zapanta, 53, a newly elected chairman of the said barangay was at his backyard when two armed men, wearing bonnet and black jacket, arrived and shot him. Zapanta was brought to Jasaan Hospital for treatment but declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. Chief Inspector Rogelio Labor, chief of Jasaan Municipal Police Station, said the suspects escaped on a motorcycle waiting at a distance. "He has no record of being involved in any illegal activities. He is not included in the drug watchlist," La...Keep on reading: Village chair killed in Misamis Oriental.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Barangay chairman shot dead in Misamis Oriental

MANILA, Philippines – A barangay chairman was shot dead in Misamis Oriental Friday morning, July 13, the latest in a  series of killings of local officials in less than a month. Barangay Danao Chairman Alfredo Zapanta of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, was gunned down by unknown assailants  at 5:40 am Friday, according to the spokesperson of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Taiwan avoids serious damage as Typhoon Maria weakens

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Schools and offices were closed in parts of Taiwan Wednesday, July 11, as Typhoon Maria skirted the island bringing torrential rain and powerful winds. Officials had warned of floods and landslides, evacuating thousands of people, but the storm weakened as it approached Taiwan and moved past it to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018