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LPA dissipates but still rainy

The low-pressure area off Mindanao dissipated yesterday, but rainy weather is still expected over the eastern section of the country due to the tail-end of a frontal system......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2021

Abalos wants floodpumping stations ready before rainy season

All flood pumping stations should be in good working condition ahead of the rainy season, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benjamin Abalos Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Rainy weekend in Bicol

The tail-end of a frontal system will continue to bring rains over Bicol provinces this weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Rainy weekend in Bicol, Eastern Visayas

A low-pressure area spotted off Southern Leyte dissipated yesterday, but the tail-end of a frontal system will continue to dump rains over Bicol and Eastern Visayas this weekend, the state weather bureau said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Rainy in most parts of Philippines today – PAGASA

A low-pressure area and two other weather systems are expected to bring rains over most parts of the country today, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

2021 gets cloudy, rainy welcome

Cloudy skies and scattered rains will welcome the first day of 2021 due to two weather systems, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Rainy Christmas in Visayas, Mindanao

A low-pressure area may develop in southern Mindanao over the weekend, the state weather bureau said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Expect rainy weather this Christmas

Expect rainy weather this Christmas.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Heart Evangelista& rsquo;s best accessory

Fashion, wherever you are in the world, changes as seasons shift.  When summer transitions into the rainy season, trust the shortest of dresses to become the longest of clothes.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Sadako scares, brings laughter

Sadako appeared at Quest Hotel on a cold, rainy Halloween and scared the hell out of her victims......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Palay prices dip to P11/kg in some areas

Palay prices continued to go down, even dipping to as low as P11 per kilogram (/kg) as farmers approach the tail-end of the harvest season with a series of strong typhoons. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the average farm-gate price of palay continued its downward movement, falling by 4.1 percent to P15.79/kg from the price level of P16.47/kg in the previous week. Year-on-year, the price increased by 0.2 percent from its average price of P15.76/kg in the same week of the previous year. Unfortunately, prices went down to as low as P11/kg in areas like Surigao del Sur and Cavite, which means some farmers were forced to sell their produce at a loss. In other areas like Agusan del Sur and Bulacan, farmers barely made money, with palay sold at exactly or just slightly above P12/kg. In the Philippines, the average production cost of rice farmers stood around P12.72/kg, which is higher or nearly double than what rice farmers in Vietnam and Thailand spend to produce the staple. This means that if prices fell below that amount, farmers would receive earnings that are lower than what they spent for. Some said that with the current production cost, the breakeven farmgate price of fresh harvest should be around P14.50/kg.  Meanwhile, highest palay prices were recorded in areas like Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Rizal, and Palawan wherein the commodity were sold at P18/kg to P21/kg, the same PSA data showed. Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) National Manager Raul Montemayor said that in the next few weeks, as farmers approach the tail-end of the harvest season, palay prices will definitely go down further. This, as palay, when damaged by storms, could yield to poor quality rice, which, among other reasons like the continuous entry of imported rice, could result in traders deciding not to buy at all.  “Rainy weather is also to blame since traders have to discount for grain deterioration due to lack of drying facilities,” he said. A data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that as of October 29, Typhoon Quinta already destroyed 79,239 metric tons (MT) of palay worth P1.13 billion within 62,880 hectares of farms. Then there’s the threat of Typhoon Rolly, which is expected to make landfall in Quezon and Aurora provinces on Saturday (October 31) and become a super typhoon. Montemayor also thinks that the continuous decline in palay prices is already “not surprising” since government intervention is doing very little for farmers. According to him, the National Food Authority’s (NFA) palay procurement has had minimal impact despite pronouncements of DA, while the planned suspension of  sanitary and phytosanitary import clearances (SPS-ICs) on rice “came in too late, as in last year, to influence farmgate prices.” “Too little too late [actions] again by the DA,” Montemayor said. “At this time, [DA can do] very little. Damage was already done and most farmers have already harvested. Some typhoon-affected farmers (like those in Occidental Mindoro and Isabela) are asking NFA to buy storm-damaged palay but I doubt if they will do that since the agency itself doesn’t have dryers,” he added. Montemayor was particularly referring to Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s previous order for NFA to intensify its palay procurement in order to address decline in palay prices.  To recall, NFA, whose sole mandate now is to secure the government’s buffer stock, buys palay at P19/kg and is given P7 billion every year to do this. Also, more than a week ago, Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the senate agriculture committee, asked the DA to stop issuing SPS-ICs to rice importers during harvest time, which would probably take effect after the next planting season. Business Bulletin sought the reaction of DA Spokesperson Noel Reyes regarding the decline in palay prices, but he is yet to respond......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Pawod

Nipa workers load a truck with “pawod” (nipa shingles) in Barangay Lobogon in Del Carmen town, Siargao Island on Friday afternoon, October 24, 2020. Demand for nipa roofing has increased due to the rainy season but it is not enough to make up for their losses due to COVID-19. Nipa sales at 10 pesos a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Two PDLs who escaped from Caloocan facility had tested positive for COVID-19

"The facility used to be a warehouse, and they were able to get something nailed to the wall. That's what they used to break through the wall...the past few days have been rainy, and we don't let our policemen go inside the jail [since] some of them (the PDLs) tested positive," he said in Filipino. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Mandaue school principal urges parents to secure modules

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—A principal of a school in Mandaue City is reminding parents to secure their children’s learning modules during this rainy season. This after modules of 32 students got soaked in flood waters cause by heavy rains last Sunday, October 4, 2020, in barangay Paknaan here. Read: Boy hurt; over 400 houses flooded in […] The post Mandaue school principal urges parents to secure modules appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Mayon, Bulusan under watch as rainy season starts

State seismologists are closely monitoring Mayon Volcano in Albay and Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon as the rainy season starts, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

Muntinlupa naglunsad ng hotline para sa emergency response

Muntinlupa, Philippines – Inilunsad ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Muntinlupa City ang emergency hotline para sa mabiling pagresponde. “The launching of Muntinlupa’s Emergency Hotline 137-175 is very timely especially that we are in a pandemic and enter the rainy season where cases of road accidents increase. The local government hopes to provide a quick response […] The post Muntinlupa naglunsad ng hotline para sa emergency response appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Trapped

The pandemic will have lingering social and economic effects long after it dissipates, much like the virus leaves symptoms on infected persons long after they have recovered......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Rainy weekend seen due to LPA

More rains are expected over Northern and Central Luzon this weekend due to a low- pressure area, which was forecast to develop into a tropical depression last night or today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Cheerful and caring, Zara Alvarez was an activist who never backed down

Zara, who loved the sea, who loved to eat seafood and their local rice cake dipped in chocolate sauce, who worked tirelessly and selflessly, was murdered in one rainy evening. Yet, her fire burns eternal. The post Cheerful and caring, Zara Alvarez was an activist who never backed down appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

LPA off Cagayan may intensify into storm, rainy weekend due — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) east of Cagayan  may develop into a tropical depression either this Friday or Saturday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The LPA was last spotted 120 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, the state weather bureau reported in its 4 a.m. bulletin. “Nananatiling […] The post LPA off Cagayan may intensify into storm, rainy weekend due — Pagasa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Rainy in Luzon, Visayas due to LPA

A low-pressure area spotted off Eastern Samar will continue to bring rains over parts of Luzon and the Visayas in the next two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020