Labella: CDRRMO, emergency services on standby for Super Typhoon Rolly

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Super Typhoon Rolly will not have any direct effects on Cebu City or central Cebu, but Mayor Edgardo Labella wanted to be certain that the city is prepared for any eventualities. Labella has directed City Disaster Risk Reduction Office (CDRRMO) to be on full alert starting this Sunday, November 1, to […] The post Labella: CDRRMO, emergency services on standby for Super Typhoon Rolly appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 1st, 2020

PLDT-Smart fully restores telco services in Bicol region following series of typhoons

PLDT wireless unit Smart has fully restored mobile services in the entire Bicol region after it was battered by two strong typhoons this month. Super Typhoon Rolly was the first to pummel the region early in November with strong winds and torrential rains......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

3 provinces in state of calamity

President Rodrigo Duterte will most likely place the entire Bicol region, Mimaropa, and Calabarzon under a state of calamity due to the damage caused by super typhoon “Rolly,” Malacanang said Monday, enabling them to tap emergency funds......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Here comes ‘Siony’

Hardly has super typhoon “Rolly” left the Philippines Monday than here comes another one close on its heels. Tropical storm “Siony” (International Name, Atsani) has maintained its strength as it accelerates west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) disclosed. As of an 11 a.m. update issued by PAGASA, […] The post Here comes ‘Siony’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Rolly downgraded to typhoon, Signal No. 4 in NCR, parts of Bicol, 13 other areas

MANILA, Philippines — The state weather bureau downgraded erstwhile Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) to a typhoon as the weather disturbance roared toward the coast of Pasacao, Camarines Sur Sunday morning. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin, said Rolly weakened into a typhoon and […] The post Rolly downgraded to typhoon, Signal No. 4 in NCR, parts of Bicol, 13 other areas 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

Pagasa nagbabala sa delubyong dala ng Super Typhoon Rolly; pinakamatinding storm signal itinaas na

Idineklara ang pinakamataas na Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 5 sa mga lalawigan ng Albay at Camarines Sur sa Bicol Region habang nagbabala ang Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration  sa malaking delubyong idudulot ng Super Typhoon Rolly. Makararanas ng “catastrophic at violent” na hangin at lubhang matinding pag-ulan sa loob ng dataging na […] The post Pagasa nagbabala sa delubyong dala ng Super Typhoon Rolly; pinakamatinding storm signal itinaas na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

NTC directs telcom firms to be ready for Typhoon Rolly

The National Telecommunications Commission on Friday ordered all public telecommunications entities to be ready for the coming Super Typhoon Rolly in order to ensure their continued operations and services to the public......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Standby funds worth P879 million ready to augment LGUs response to Rolly — Palace

As the country braces itself for Typhoon Rolly, Malacañang on Saturday said emergency supplies and standby funds worth more than P800 million from the social welfare department will be available to local government units. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 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

Gabay Guro ends year with star-studded benefit show

The destruction to life and property brought about by recent super typhoon Rolly and succeeding typhoon Ulysses in the last quarter of the year that ravaged the Bicol and Cagayan Valley regions and other places in the country prompted the big-hearted Gabay Guro prime movers of the PLDT-Smart Foundation to organize a fundraiser and extend help to affected teachers, students, and schools. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Mga bilanggo ng Virac District Jail, hirit ang Special Time Allowance dahil sa bagyo

Virac, Catanduanes – Dumadaing ang mga bilanggo  o Person with Deprive of Liberty (PDL) na mabigyan sila ng Special Time Allowance for Loyalty (STAL) dahil sa super typhoon Rolly.                 Sa liham na pinirmahan ng umaabot sa labing walong (18) bilanggo, inihayag ng mga ito na tinamaan ng pinakamalakas na bagyo ang lalawigan subalit hindi […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Catanduanes thanks Red Cross’ vast support for typhoon victims

Philippine Red Cross’ M/V Amazing Grace (PRC photo) MANILA – Nearly a month after the onslaught of Super Typhoons Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses that severely affected around 15,000 families in Catanduanes, local officials have expressed profound gratitude for the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) numerous assistance hprovided to their constituents. Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua thanked PRC […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Keeping & lsquo;bayanihan& rsquo; spirit alive amid& nbsp;pandemic, consecutive& nbsp;typhoons

GMA Network’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) fulfills the Kapuso mandate of Serbisyong Totoo via its ‘Operation Bayanihan’ relief operations as thousands of Filipinos across the country are in dire need of help following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly and, most recently, Typhoon Ulysses......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

‘Ulysses’ damage rises to P12.9B; toll from 3 typhoons now at least P35B

The damage wrought by typhoon “Ulysses” has risen to more than P12.9 billion, with flood-struck Cagayan Valley bearing almost half of the toll, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The latest available data from the NDRRMC also showed that successive impacts of typhoon “Quinta,” super-typhoon “Rolly,” and “Ulysses,” which prompted the […] The post ‘Ulysses’ damage rises to P12.9B; toll from 3 typhoons now at least P35B appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Tindog Catanganon

Sa estorya nin Catanduanes, matic na minabangon ang mga taga isla sa kadabes na minakuru-kuso ang bagyo, maluya man o makusog, kung kaya, daing rason tanganing panluyahan kita nin boot. Ang Bicol Peryodiko nakikisumaro sa makaturitresteng epektong pagrapado kan Super Typhoon Rolly na saramang pinagdanyaran ang mga mga rekursus naturales maging mga propredades kan mga […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Meralco aids power restoration in typhoon-hit Catanduanes

Meralco sent a team of line crews and equipment to assist repairing power infrastructures damaged by Super Typhoon Rolly and expedite the restoration in the province of Catanduanes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

DBM releases P1.5 billion to LGUs hit by Quinta, Rolly

The Department of Budget and Management yesterday released P1.5 billion to local government units to support their disaster relief efforts following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Quinta......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Groups call for better disaster response

Industry groups on Monday called for efficient disaster response and preparedness following the recent typhoons that affected thousands of Filipinos. In a statement, several industry groups stressed the need for better disaster preparedness after parts of Luzon were devastated by Super Typhoon “Rolly” and Typhoon “Ulysses,” displacing many Filipinos and causing damage to infrastructure and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Pagcor reaches out to Bicol communities hit by super typhoon “Rolly”

IMMEDIATE help reached thousands of residents in the Bicol region, who were hit by super typhoon Rolly after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) recently delivered relief essentials to the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur. Majority of the typhoon victims who lost their homes to devastating winds and heavy rains received food and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

SSS to provide assistance to typhoon victims

The Social Security System will provide a calamity assistance package to its members and pensioners who were affected by Super Typhoon Rolly, Typhoon Quinta, and Typhoon Ulysses starting Nov. 27......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020