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TROPICAL cyclone wind signal #2 was up as of Tuesday afternoon in several provinces in the Bicol Region as tropical storm Ulysses intensified while approaching land. Weather bureau PAGASA, in its 5 p.m. bulletin, warned of “damaging gale-to storm-force winds” in Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Albay, Camariñes Sur, and the eastern portion of Camariñes Norte (San Vicente, Talisay, Daet, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Basud, Mercedes).
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has formed a composite team that will investigate quarrying operations around Mayon Volcano, and establish if these were the culprit for the lahar flow that killed at least six residents at the height of typhoon Rolly last week.
TROPICAL STORM Siony intensified on Tuesday morning with its center located 565 kilometers (km) east of Basco, Batanes, but was moving slowly and is forecasted to be “almost stationary” in the next 24 hours, according to weather bureau PAGASA. Siony, with international name Atsani, could make landfall in the Batanes-Babuyan Islands area on Friday, but PAGASA said “there remains a high degree of uncertainty in the forecast track” due to the storm’s quasi-stationary state.
TYPHOON QUINTA (international name: Molave), the 17th to enter the Philippine area and one of the strongest so far this year, left a trail of flooding and landslides in parts of mainland Luzon and neighboring islands in the south, but there were no immediate reports of casualties as preemptive evacuations were undertaken in high-risk areas.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte outlined hurdles in the rehabilitation of Marawi, which was left in ruins by the battle between state forces and local terrorist groups that took hold of the city in 2017, as he assured residents that the government is doing its best in the rebuilding process.