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Cebu City to donate goods to Catanduanes, other typhoon-struck areas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is opening a drop off center outside the City Hall and other strategic areas in the city for those who want to donate food, water, medicine, hygiene kits, and other essentials for the typhoon victims in Northern Luzon. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that even though […] The post Cebu City to donate goods to Catanduanes, other typhoon-struck areas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 3rd, 2020

Cebu City Council opts for P5M cash assistance instead of goods for Catanduanes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has decided to donate P5 million in financial assistance to the typhoon-struck island province of Catanduanes. This decision was reached during the Council’s regular session on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, after approving the P5 million assistance for the provinces struck by Typhoon Rolly last November 1, 2020. […] The post Cebu City Council opts for P5M cash assistance instead of goods for Catanduanes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Cebu mulls sending aid to Cagayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The economy in the Province of Cebu is barely recovering from the long quarantine brought by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), but Cebuanos are eager to help fellow Filipinos in typhoon struck areas in Luzon. Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, that the donation drives set […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Cebu City to send aid to typhoon-battered Catanduanes on Friday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s aid to typhoon-struck Catanduanes will be sent off on Friday, November 13, 2020, through the help of the Naval Forces. Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for disaster risk reduction and management, said that it will take approximately 24 hours for the city’s team to travel to Catanduanes. […] The post Cebu City to send aid to typhoon-battered Catanduanes on Friday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Sagip Kapamilya treks to provinces to help typhoon ‘Rolly’ survivors

ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya has gone to different provinces hit by Typhoon Rolly to bring comfort to families through food and relief packs. Through the support of donors and partners, 1,000 food packs have been brought to Brgy. Puro and Penaranda in Legazpi, Albay while 533 families received relief bags in Brgy. Gapo in Camalig, Albay. Sagip Kapamilya has also visited Brgy. Travesia in Guinobatan, Albay to distribute food packs to 265 families that evacuated at Travesia Elementary School and to turnover medicine to the Barangay Health Center. One of the survivors in Guinobatan, farmer Solomon Octavo, shared the difficulties they are facing as floodwater and lahar from the Mayon Volcano buried his entire house and farmland. “Magmula noong lumaki ako, ngayon lang ako nakaranas ng ganitong nangyari. Ang sinalba lang namin, buhay namin,” he shared in an interview with ABS-CBN News. (Growing up, I have never experienced anything like this. The only thing we could save was our own lives.) Aside from areas in the Bicol Region including Catanduanes, Sagip Kapamilya has also conducted relief operations in Southern Tagalog, which also suffered tremendous damage due to the typhoon. In Aurora, 494 families were given food packs while 1,990 individuals received hot meals to nourish them while they remained at Dingalan National High School and Mega evacuation centers. Even before the landfall of Rolly, Sagip Kapamilya was already there to provide food to evacuees. It is also bound for Batangas and Oriental Mindoro. As families are expected to stay longer in evacuation centers while they rebuild their homes, more donations are needed to support them. Jen Santos, ABS-CBN Foundation’s director for operations told ABS-CBN News that so far, many have shown interest to help and donate. “Marami talaga ang nagpapaabot (ng donasyon)… marami talaga ang nagpapaabot [at nagsabi] na ‘kami rin, gusto naming tumulong, paano kami makakatulong?” (So many have donated and many said they want to help, asking us how they could provide assistance.) Meanwhile, she said they are also missing the presence of ABS-CBN Regional, which had its last day last August 31 due to the nonrenewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise to broadcast. Santos said that it is usually the staff from the regional stations that are first to respond to affected areas to distribute relief goods......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Northern Samar sends first batch of relief goods to ‘Rolly’ victims in Bicol

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – The provincial government of Northern Samar has delivered the first batch of relief augmentation to areas badly-hit by super typhoon Rolly in the Bicol Region. The trucks used in transporting the first batch of relief augmentation from the province of Northern Samar to areas hit by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) in the Bicol Region. The provincial social welfare and development office (PSWDO) on Saturday (Nov. 7, 2020) said the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes each received 500 sacks of rice, 200 boxes of assorted canned goods, 200 boxes of bottled water, and 100 boxes each of cereal drink and powdered milk. (Photo courtesy of Northern Samar PSWDO/ PNA/ MANILA BULLETIN) In a phone interview on Saturday, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Head Jenny Darish, said they have sent eight truckloads of essential goods to the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes on November 6. Each province received 500 sacks of rice, 200 boxes of assorted canned goods, 200 boxes of bottled water, and 100 boxes each of cereal drink and powdered milk. “Northern Samar is also regularly hit by typhoons during this season so it is easy for us to empathize with the plight of the people in Bicol. The Bayanihan spirit lives,” Darish said. The provincial government thanked all various groups and private individuals who extended cash and in-kind donations, including the Philippine Coast Guard, Boyax Cargo, construction companies, Solid M, and JUPA, for the logistics support. “The overwhelming support and fast response from the people of Northern Samar shows us what we can achieve if we work together. We were recently battered by ‘Tisoy’ and ‘Ambo’, so the experience of our Bicolano brothers and sisters is not just a news we read online but a reality we regularly face,” Governor Edwin Ongchuan said in a press statement. The PSWDO is still accepting cash or in-kind donations. Drop-off points will be at the PSWDO office in Dalakit village in Catarman town or the different municipal social welfare and development offices in the province. “Rolly” was the strongest typhoon in the country this year, making four landfalls, and leaving at least 22 people dead while damage to agriculture and infrastructure has reached over PHP14 billion. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Cagayan still flooded; typhoon deaths now 69

The death toll from the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has risen to 69, with 12 people still missing, while many areas remain submerged in Cagayan province, in the northern region worst hit by flooding in 45 years, officials said on Sunday. President Duterte flew to Tuguegarao City on Sunday afternoon to […] The post Cagayan still flooded; typhoon deaths now 69 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

PRO-7 sends another batch of relief goods to Bicol

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has sent this Saturday, November 14, 2020, its third batch of relief goods to victims of typhoon Rolly in Bicol. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of PRO-7, together with the other Central Visayas top police officers, loaded to a Navy ship […] The post PRO-7 sends another batch of relief goods to Bicol appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

Guian, Samar LGU to donate P100,000 worth of dried fish to typhoon ‘Rolly’ victims

TACLOBAN City – The municipality of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, where Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) made its first landfall in the early morning of November 8, 2013, is paying it forward for the generosity it received from all over the world by donating to the victims of Supertyphoon “Rolly.” PHOTO FROM MUNICIPALITY OF GUIAN, EASTERN SAMAR FACEBOOK PAGE/ MANILA BULLETIN At least P100,000 worth of dried fish will be donated by the local government of Guiuan to the Bicol region which is still reeling from “Rolly’s” destruction, and was again battered by Typhoon “Ulysses” on Wednesday. Mayor Annaliza Gonzales-Kwan said it is their way of repaying the love they have received during the aftermath of Haiyan. She recalled that the Bicol Emergency Response team was one of those that helped Guiuan after it was flattened by the strongest typhoon in history. Guiuan is known for its fish and seafood products and marine fisheries development center. After families in the path of the typhoon lost their boats, nets, and tools that are essential to earn a living, and badly affected coral reefs, the government, together with some non-governmental organizations poured in some aid to help the industry get back on its feet. Guiuan, and its neighboring islands which are protected seascape under the NIPAS Act of 1992, is under the management of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB). With its abundance of fish and other produce, the municipality is supplying not only Eastern Samar but also other areas within and outside Eastern Visayas with its fishery products such as dried danggit and flying fish. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Storm Signal lifted in northern Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The northern part of Cebu may no longer be included in the areas affected by Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) as of Sunday afternoon, November 1, but Cebuanos are still advised to take necessary precautions. The state weather bureau, in its severe weather bulletin issued as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, […] The post Storm Signal lifted in northern Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

Signal No. 1 up in northern Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More areas in the country have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) as Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) wreaks havoc across southern and central Luzon. In its 8 a.m. severe weather bulletin issued on Sunday, November 1, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Rolly […] The post Signal No. 1 up in northern Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

More sea trips in Cebu suspended due to Super Typhoon Rolly

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More sea trips in Cebu have been suspended as the list of areas affected by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) continues to grow. In a memorandum issued on Sunday, November 1, the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG-Cebu) ordered the suspension of all sea trips bound for and passing through […] The post More sea trips in Cebu suspended due to Super Typhoon Rolly appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

‘Rolly’ may pass close to Metro Manila after Quezon landfall Sunday

After its landfall over Quezon province this Sunday, typhoon “Rolly” (international name: “Goni”) will possibly pass close to Metro Manila between Sunday evening and Monday morning. In its weather bulletin Saturday morning, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said Rolly will move west-southwest this Saturday toward the sea off the coast of Bicol region. (DOST PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN) The typhoon was already around 540 kilometers east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, moving at 20 kilometers per hour (kph) around 7 a.m. Beginning early Sunday, it will gradually turn west-northwest, bringing its inner rainbands-eyewall region near or over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur during the morning-afternoon hours and over Quezon-southern Aurora area during the afternoon-evening hours. The center of the eye of the typhoon may pass very close or over the Calaguas Islands by Sunday afternoon and make landfall in Polillo Islands and mainland Quezon in the evening. Estareja said the eye of Rolly will likely pass directly over Quezon-Aurora, entire Central Luzon, “where Metro Manila and Rizal will be closest,” and over parts of Ilocos Region, particularly Pangasinan and La Union. After crossing Central Luzon, the center of Rolly may exit the mainland Luzon landmass, most likely through the Zambales-Bataan area by Monday morning, Estareja said. Signal No. 2 up; Metro Manila under signal No. 1 The wind signal in some provinces in the Bicol region were upgraded to tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 as damaging gale-force to storm-force winds is expected to affect these areas in the next 24 hours. Signal No. 2 has been hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, and the southeastern portion of Quezon (San Francisco, San Andres, San Narciso, Mulanay, Catanauan, Buenavista, Lopez, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkawayan). More areas were also placed under signal No. 1 in anticipation of strong breeze to near gale conditions associated with the approaching typhoon. These areas were Metro Manila, the rest of Masbate including Ticao Island, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Marinduque, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, southern portion of Isabela (Aurora, Luna, Reina Mercedes, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, San Mariano, Palanan, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Echague, San Agustin, Jones, Cordon, Santiago City, Ramon, San Isidro, Angadanan, Alicia, Cauayan City, Cabatuan, San Mateo), Northern Samar, northern portion of Samar (Tagapul-An, Almagro, Santo Nino, Tarangnan, Catbalogan City, Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao), the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Jipapad, Arteche, Oras, San Policarpo), and the northern portion of Biliran (Kawayan, Maripipi). PAGASA said signal No. 3 may be raised over portions of Bicol region late Saturday. Based on the intensity forecast, the highest possible wind signal to be raised will be signal No. 4 for very destructive typhoon-force winds. Elsewhere, areas that are not under not under tropical cyclone warning signal may experience strong breeze to near gale conditions due to the northeasterlies, particularly over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the coastal and mountainous areas of Cagayan and Isabela. Nears super-typhoon status As of Saturday morning, Rolly has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph and gustiness of up to 265 kph. It is close to reaching the 220 kph maximum wind speed to be classified as a supertyphoon. PAGASA is not ruling its possible intensification into a supertyphoon within 12 hours. Estareja said Rolly has a high chance of intensifying into a supertyphoon while on its way to the country, but there is still a slim probability that it may make landfall as a supertyphoon. However, it is still expected to remain a strong typhoon or near supertyphoon strength by the time it makes landfall over Quezon. While traversing Luzon, the tropical cyclone may weaken considerably to a minimal typhoon (120 kph to 140 kph yung maximum sustained winds), Estareja said. Nonetheless, Rolly is still possibly destructive. It may emerge as a severe tropical storm over the West Philippine Sea. Typhoon impacts This Saturday, the trough or extension of Rolly will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Palawan, including Cuyo Islands, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Sulu archipelago. From late Saturday throughout Sunday, heavy to intense rains due to the direct impact of Rolly will already be felt over Bicol region, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Metro Manila, Central Luzon Marinduque, and the northern portions of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. Moderate to heavy rains will also be experienced over Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. PAGASA warned that flooding, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows or lahar may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards. There is a moderate to high risk of storm surge of up to 3.0 meters (m) over the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and up to 2.0 m over the coastal areas of Aurora, Marinduque, Bicol region, and Northern Samar, and the other coastal areas of Quezon in the next 48 hours which may result in life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation. PAGASA said this storm surge may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast. Rough to “phenomenal” seas (2.5 to 15.0 m) will be experienced over the seaboard of areas where tropical cyclone warning signal is in effect and rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.0 m) over the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas (that are not under tropical cyclone warning signals) and Caraga. Sea travel is risky for all types of seacraft over these waters, especially those under storm warning signals. Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 m) will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of the country. Mariners of small sea vessels were advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea, while inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions. Another cyclone approaching While Rolly is raging over Luzon, Estareja said the tropical depression with international name “Atsani” could enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon. It will be assigned its local name “Siony” once inside the PAR. It was estimated at 1,605 km east of Visayas around 4 a.m. Saturday. Atsani has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph, while moving west-northwestward at 25 kph. It is likely to re-intensify into a tropical storm in the next 24 to 48 hours, and further into a typhoon in the next few days. It remains less likely to affect any portion of the country over the next three days. But Estareja said PAGASA is not ruling out a possible landfall in Central or Southern Luzon, before recurving toward the southern islands of Japan in the coming days. He also reiterated that a Fujiwhara effect is unlikely between Rolly and Atsani. Fujiwhara effect happens when two typhoons pull each other in a seesaw-like motion......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

‘Barter to Share’ FB group aims to help those affected by COVID-19

Cebu City, Philippines–Staying true to the goal “We Heal as One,” the Facebook Group “Barter to Share” (BTS) is encouraging the community to donate essential goods in exchange for sweet treats. Entrepreneur Adrian Diongzon told Cebu Daily News in a phone interview that the main goal with BTS is to involve the community in helping […] The post ‘Barter to Share’ FB group aims to help those affected by COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

CPPO chief to poor communities: We will not leave you

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We want to assure you that we will not leave you.” This was what Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), have to say with all the relief goods they have distributed in the areas around Cebu Province. Recently, Mariano together with at least 40 CPPO members went all […] The post CPPO chief to poor communities: We will not leave you appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

LPA to bring rains but low chance of developing into typhoon – Pagasa

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The state weather bureau has warned residents of risk areas in the Visayas and Mindanao of possible flash floods or landslides due to the rains brought by the Low Pressure Area  (LPA) that is now affecting the regions. In its 5 a.m. forecast on Sunday, May 3, 2020, the Philippine Atmospheric […] The post LPA to bring rains but low chance of developing into typhoon – Pagasa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Makati donates P18 million to calamity-hit areas

The city government of Makati would donate over P18 million to towns affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy and earthquakes that hit parts of Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Cebu City brings relief goods, materials for roofs to typhoon victims in Daanbantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippine — While several homes in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu, lost their roofs to the violent winds of Typhoon Ursula on Christmas eve, the city government of Cebu distributed 300 pieces of galvanized iron sheets to the typhoon victims in Barangay Maya Saturday, December 28. Personnel from the Cebu city government and the […] The post Cebu City brings relief goods, materials for roofs to typhoon victims in Daanbantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Capitol assures: We’ll address livelihood concerns of Ursula-hit areas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Getting back on their feet, for victims of Typhoon Ursula, may be harder if it is their livelihood that is directly affected. Neil Angelo Sanchez, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) chief, said the Capitol would be reaching out to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to […] The post Capitol assures: We’ll address livelihood concerns of Ursula-hit areas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Cebu City gov’t to send relief goods to Medellin, Daanbantayan on Saturday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Relief goods of rice, canned goods, blankets, tents and construction materials will be delivered on Saturday, December 28, 2019, by the Cebu City government to the typhoon-hit towns of Medellin and Daanbantayan in northern Cebu. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that the mayors of the two towns informed him that […] The post Cebu City gov’t to send relief goods to Medellin, Daanbantayan on Saturday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2019

Sea travels in Cebu, other parts of Visayas suspended due to Typhoon Ursula

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard has ordered the cancellation of sea travels in areas placed under Tropical Storm signal no. 1. In a Notice to Mariners issued on Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019, Commander Alvin Dagalea of PCG Cebu Station, said that they are enforcing a suspension of sea travels “as a proactive measure […] The post Sea travels in Cebu, other parts of Visayas suspended due to Typhoon Ursula appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2019