Bagyong Zoraida, nakapasok na sa PAR; 7 lalawigan, signal no.1

admin   •   November 11, 2013   •   2851

Ang Bagyong Zoraida na nakapasok na sa Philippine Area of Responsibility base sa satellite image na ito ng PAGASA-DOST.

Ang Bagyong Zoraida na nakapasok na sa Philippine Area of Responsibility base sa satellite image na ito ng PAGASA-DOST.

MANILA, Philippines — Pumasok na sa Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) ang Bagyong Zoraida.

Namataan ang bagyo sa layong 950 kilometro timog silangan ng Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur.

Taglay nito ang pinakamalakas na hanging aabot sa 55 kilometro kada oras (kph), at kumikilos pa-hilagang-kanluran sa bilis na 28 kph.

Nakataas ngayon ang storm signal number 1 sa:

Dinagat Island

Siargao Island

Agusan Del Norte

Agusan Del Sur

Davao Del Norte

Surigao Del Sur

Davao Oriental

Tinatayang babaybayin ng bagyo ang Visayas at lalabas ng Palawan tulad ng super typhoon ‘Yolanda’. (UNTV News)

Typhoon Hagibis likely to enter PH on Friday

Marje Pelayo   •   October 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — State weather service PAGASA forecasts ‘Hagibis’ to likely enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Friday (October 11).

As of 11:00 AM, PAGASA monitored the weather system at 2,420km east of Central Luzon, packed with maximum sustained winds of 200kph and gustiness of 245kph.

It is moving towards the west-northwest direction at 30kph.

PAGASA said typhoon Hagibis is less likely to make landfall in the country while moving towards south of Japan.

As announced, the country is on the transition period towards having a cooler temperature or the so-called ‘amihan’ season.

Throughout Tuesday, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the northeasterly surface windflow is seen prevailing over Northern Luzon.

Woman nabbed in Surigao del Sur for exploiting daughter, sisters online

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2019

The Women and Children Protection Center–Mindanao Field Unit (WCPC-MFU) has arrested a 22-year-old woman exploiting her younger sisters and daughter in online trafficking.

There were reports about the suspect’s illegal online activities last February this year which prompted an investigation by the authorities.

The WCPC-MFU was granted a warrant by the court to search the suspect’s electronic devices for evidence of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC). The suspect’s identity was not disclosed for the safety of the victims.

Investigation showed the suspect offered to sexually abuse her sisters and daughter and livestream it in exchange for money.

Authorities rescued the suspect’s sisters aged 13 and 15 and her 4-year-old daughter from their home in Barobo, Surigao del Sur on Friday (Aug 16).

Chief of WCPC-MFU Col. Christine Tan reiterates their continuous effort to stop the exploitation of children online.

“To those who are doing this crime or have plans to do it for easy money, you cannot hide. We know how to get you,” she said.

The victims are currently in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The suspect will be charged with violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act or Republic Act 9208 (as amended by RA 10364), among other violations. —AAC

Damage left by 5.5 magnitude quake in Surigao del Sur, manageable – PDRRMO

Maris Federez   •   July 13, 2019


The Magnitude 5.5 earthquake that hit Surigao del Sur on Saturday (July 13) morning left the province with only manageable damage.

Read: 5.5 magnitude quake jolts Surigao del Sur

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake, recorded at 4:42 a.m., was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 5 kilometers with its epicenter 9 kilometers southeast of Carrascal town. Phivolcs initially reported that the epicenter was 8 kilometers Northwest of Cortes town.

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Liza Mazo said, based on the report of the Surigao del Sur PDRRMO, the walls of Agsam Catholic church in the town of Lanuza were damaged, and the ceiling and roofing of Carmen Parish Church in the municipality of Carmen had collapsed.

The municipal hall and the public market in Carmen also sustained cracks.

Old and new public and private buildings, bridges, business establishments, and houses in the towns of Lanuza, Carmen, Madrid and Catillan were also damaged.

As of 6 am on Saturday, 25 individuals with minor injuries were treated at the Madrid District Hospital; while three patients were referred to Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center in Tandag Municipality for further check up.

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