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More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

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Satellite image as of October 18, 11 pm. Image courtesy of NOAA

Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga should expect more moderate to heavy rain

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 18, 2017) — More rain is expected as Typhoon Paolo (Lan) maintained its strength and speed late Wednesday evening, October 18. Continue reading More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

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Satellite image as of October 17, 11 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Paolo (Lan) now has maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 130 km/h

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 17, 2017) — Severe Tropical Storm Paolo (Lan) slightly intensified and accelerated a bit as it continued moving over the Philippine Sea on Tuesday evening, October 17. Continue reading Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

Tropical Storm Odette intensifies as it crosses Cagayan

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Satellite image as of October 13, 6:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Odette (Khanun) slightly strengthens after hitting Santa Ana, Cagayan early Friday, October 13

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 13, 2017) — Tropical Storm Odette (Khanun) is now crossing northern Cagayan after making landfall in Santa Ana, Cagayan at 12:40 am on Friday, October 13. Continue reading Tropical Storm Odette intensifies as it crosses Cagayan

EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form

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DEADLY BEAUTY. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, at peak intensity and approaching the Philippines on November 7, 2013. Image courtesy NASA

A tropical cyclone is one of the Earth’s strongest forces, a combination of strong, howling winds and heavy precipitation. How do these forces of nature form?

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 28, 2017) — A tropical cyclone – whether called a typhoon, a cyclone, or a hurricane – is one of the most destructive disasters known to man. Continue reading EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form

12 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Maring

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Satellite image as of September 11, 7 pm. Tropical Depression Maring is on the left, Typhoon Lannie on the right. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Metro Manila, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, northern Quezon including Polillo Island, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Aurora are under signal no. 1

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 21, 2017) — More areas were placed under signal number 1 as Tropical Depression Maring maintained its strength and continued moving west northwest early Monday evening, September 11. Continue reading 12 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Maring

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

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RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and earthquakes, but they have means to fund the repairs

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling for the revival of its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to repair schools damaged by typhoons and earthquakes in the past months. Continue reading DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

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FRONTLINE. Local governments are the first responders to every disaster, says DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero. Rappler screengrab

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — Disaster preparedness needs to be brought down to the community level. Continue reading Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

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Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Leyte province Thursday afternoon, July 6, which left at least two people dead and a hundred injured. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Tropical Depression Auring weakens into low pressure area

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Satellite image as of January 9, 10:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

There are no more areas under a tropical cyclone warning signal, but the LPA will still bring moderate to heavy rain to Bicol and the Samar provinces

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2017) — Tropical Depression Auring weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) on Monday morning, January 9, after making landfall in the country twice.  Continue reading Tropical Depression Auring weakens into low pressure area

Over 5,400 families affected by Tropical Depression Auring

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PREPAREDNESS. Tropical Depression Auring batters Siargao Island on Monday morning, January 9, 2017. Photo by Perry Paul Lamanilao

Around 22,879 people are displaced in Caraga in the northeastern part of Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2017) — More than 23,121 people from 5,423 families were affected by Tropical Depression Auring as of 1 pm Monday, January 9, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said in a report.  Continue reading Over 5,400 families affected by Tropical Depression Auring