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NDRRMC on alert for imminent Mt. Mayon explosion

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Around 5,000 families have already evacuated areas within the seven kilometer radius of Mayon Volcano.

Families from 25 barangays in Albay are now in 18 evacuation centers.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said they continue to be on alert for any Mayon Volcano activities.

“So, we are still on alert level 3 and very closely, Phivolcs is monitoring Mayon’s volcanic activity,” NDRRMC Spokesperson Mina Marasigan said.

The NDRRMC has also coordinated with the local government units and the Department of Social Welfare and Development to ensure that relief supplies and stand-by funds are ready for the evacuees.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is also on stand-by for the security and peace and order.

The government will also install temporary learning centers for the students in the evacuation centers.

Although tight security is imposed in the area, tourists were not restricted in watching the activities in Mayon Volcano.

“We have designated viewing desks and areas where tourists are allowed to go,” Marasigan said. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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Senate, AFP aim for 3-0 at UNTV Cup 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018

Senate’s defense was so effective that they were able to limit GSIS’ main gunner James Patrick Abugan to just 16 points. (Myvn Fernandez / Photoville International)


Games on Sunday, October 14

2PM – Senate vs DOJ
3:30PM – Malacañang-PSC vs PhilHealth

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center


UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Philippines will try to keep their share in the Group-A lead when they clash against their respective rivals in the seventh edition of the UNTV Cup on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The Senate will go up against the Department of Justice Boosters at two in the afternoon while the AFP will collide with the rookie PITC Global Traders at 5 p.m.

The Defenders and Cavaliers are looking to score their third straight wins in the ongoing elimination rounds.

Senate Coach Mike Fermin said his team spent the last two weeks conditioning their minds and bodies in preparation for the contest with the Boosters.

“Tuluy-tuloy lang ang training, conditioning… more on conditioning, polish pa rin sa depensa kasi may lapses pa rin… actually kung di kami maka-depensa di kami maka-iskor,” Coach Mike Fermin said.

(We continue to train, condition… more on conditioning, polishing our defense because we still have lapses. Actually if we don’t run defense we can’t score,” Coach Mike Fermin said.

AFP Coach CPL Cornelio ‘Sonny’ Manucat, meanwhile, motivates his players to hold on to their instincts as they prepare to go against the swift-footed and lithe Global Traders.

The PITC has been gunning for their first win after suffering consecutive defeats in their last two matches.

“May tendency kasi na mag-relax every time pagka nakikita nila na kaya nila kalaban, which is bad for the team kasi madadala mo yan, sabi ko killer instinct lang all the time and hopefully, we take it one game at a time. Hopefully, we win the game,” AFP Cavaliers Coach CPL Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat said.

(We tend to relax when we think the opponent’s easy. It’s actually bad for the team. I told them we need to maintain the killer instinct. We need to take it one game at a time. Hopefully, we’ll win the game.)

“Along the way, we’ll be better, this is a new team… it’s very promising marami pa… next time we’ll be bouncing back again and we will try to win it this time,” PITC Global Traders Head Coach Victor Ycasiano said.

(Along the way, we’ll be better, this is a new team… it’s very promising… we still have a lot to give… next time we’ll be bouncing back again and we will try to win it this time.)

Fresh from their morale-boosting win over the Ombudsman Graft Busters, the PhilHealth Plus is eyeing to claim a second win when they tangle with the robust Malacañang-PSC Kamao at three p.m.

Malacañang is also shooting for a third straight win to share the top spot in Group-B with the National Housing Authority.

“Malacañang is a very good team, malalaki sila kumpleto ang team nila. Siguro ang bentahe namin, yung puso ng players namin. We will be inspired to play our best for our beneficiaries and of course sa mga supporters namin sa PhilHealth Plus,” Coach Delio Aseron said.

(Malacañang is a very good team, their big and complete. Maybe our advantage is the heart of our players. We will be inspired to play our best for our beneficiaries and of course, our supporters in PhilHealth Plus.) — BERNARD DADIS / UNTV News & Rescue

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‘Ompong’ deaths now at 88, estimated damages at P16B

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Retrieval operations in Itogon landslide


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The latest tally from the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Operations Center on Thursday, September 20, registered a total of 88 individuals who lost their lives due to Typhoon Ompong.

The highest count is still at the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with 66.

Meanwhile, the number of reported missing is at 64.

Authorities said there were no incidents of looting so far in the areas affected by typhoon Ompong.

Meanwhile, Ompong’s estimated amount of damage has now reached over P16B.

Based on the latest report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than P14B-worth of damage was recorded in the agriculture sector and over P2B-worth in infrastructure.

The largest devastation was assessed in Region 2 which hit the P7B mark followed by the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region 1 with P3B respectively. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)


Damage Due to Typhoon Ompong ( as of Sept. 20, 2018 6:00 a.m. )

Agriculture – P14,339,237,631.02

Infrastructure – P2,363,810,000.00

TOTAL:  P16,703,047,631.02



Region 2 – P7,144,559,755.71

CAR – P3,493,202,704.31

Region 1 – P3,040,574,707.00





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Residents surrounding Mt. Mayon ordered to evacuate

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Mayon evacuees receive relief goods from the local government


ALBAY, Philippines – A threat of lahar flow prompted more than 2,500 residents living at the foot of Mt. Mayon in the municipality of Guinobatan to rush to evacuation centers on Saturday, September 15.

Days of rain prior to the onset of Typhoon Ompong caused lahar deposits around the volcano to soften and flow with rainwater.

According to Mayor Ann Yap, lahar flow poses a great danger to residents especially those living near the river.

“Sila po ang nasa lahar-prone areas so mas mabuti po na nasa safe place sila. Nag pre-emptive evacuation na po tayo. With the recent eruption, with the lost materials, kapag malakas ang buhos ng ulan pwedeng ma-endanger ang mga constituents,” she said.

The local government assured prepositioned relief goods for evacuees.

In Catanduanes, 53 residents were evacuated from the municipalities of Viga and San Andres in line with the typhoon.

Relief goods were also distributed to affected residents.

Nagseserve na tayo sa mga evacuation centers, sa mga ibang fishermen, sa family…dahil nagbawal tayong maglayag,” said Catanduanes governor Joseph Cua.

Meanwhile, based on the latest report of the Office of the Civil Defense Region V, there are more than 1,600 stranded passengers in all nine ports across Bicol Region.  The regional government assured that they are provided with the necessary assistance while waiting for the weather to improve. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Allan Manansala)

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