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Typhoon worst-case scenario: P7B damage in rice farms

THE REGIONS of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and the Cordillera Autonomous Region may suffer damages in 1.2-million hectares of rice and corn farms, with crops almost ready for harvest, when potentially super typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) passes through the country, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol.

Ompong could be next super typhoon in PHL by Wednesday

TYPHOON MANGKHUT, which was still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) as of Monday, could develop into a super typhoon and be in the country by Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to weather bureau PAGASA.

Typhoon Jebi makes landfall in Japan, strongest in 25 years

Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western Japan on Tuesday, the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in 25 years, and has picked up speed...

PAL cancels flights to Osaka due to super typhoon Jebi

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has cancelled flights on Tuesday, Sept. 4, to and from Osaka Kansai in Japan, because of the temporary closure of Kansai...

DPWH: Kennon Road, 10 other Luzon roads remain closed due to...

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday, Aug. 17, has issued an advisory on the extended closure of Luzon roads due...

EDC’s first-half net income down by 21%

Energy Development Corp. (EDC) reported a first-half profit of P4.1 billion, down 21% from last year's P5.2 billion recurring net income attributable to equity...

Flood cripples Metro Manila as 54,000 are evacuated

More than 54,000 people were moved to safer ground in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, while calls for help swamped social media as...

Agri damage from July storms estimated at P1.12 billion

Farm damage incurred from two consecutive typhoons and a tropical depression has reached more than a billion pesos, the Agriculture department said. The Department of...

Agaton expected out of PAR

AGATON is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, but state weather bureau PAGASA said...

Rice takes biggest hit among crops destroyed by typhoons Urduja, Vinta

AGRICULTURAL DAMAGES and losses incurred by regions affected by tropical storms Urduja and Vinta amounted to P1.24 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported...

DA: Damage on rice, corn crops at P177M

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that a total of P177 million worth of rice and corn crops were damaged by the tropical storm...

Duterte assures prompt relief for storm-hit Lanao del Norte

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte assured Lanao del Norte officials on Wednesday, Dec. 27, that the government will fast-track the recovery of...

Japan’s Abe extends condolences

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe in his message on Monday, Dec. 25, to President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was “deeply saddened and worried to...

EU assures assistance following PHL calamities

THE European Union (EU) has offered assistance to the Philippines in the wake of calamities that have struck the country this holiday season, from...

Vinta weakens into depression

STATE weather bureau Pagasa, in its online bulletin as of 5:00 p.m. of Dec. 22, said Tropical Storm Vinta has weakened into a tropical...

Mindanao, Visayas brace for storm Vinta

AN EMERGENCY response preparedness meeting was held Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, with regional disaster risk reduction officials of Mindanao to prepare for tropical storm...

Duterte, officials visit storm-hit Biliran

THE DEATH TOLL in the wake of tropical storm Urduja has reached 31 as of Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, according to an update by...

NPAs attack soldiers on relief duty — military

COMMUNIST REBELS attacked soldiers delivering relief aid to parts of the central Philippines where a typhoon killed at least 32 people, army and disaster...

Storm Urduja forecast to intensify

TROPICAL DEPRESSION Urduja, located as of Wednesday afternoon at 415 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, could intensify into a tropical storm within the...

Gov’t admits Yolanda rehabilitation work ‘unacceptable’

THE ADMINISTRATION gave assurance yesterday that it remains committed to the rehabilitation work in areas destroyed by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of...

Luzon bears brunt of Tropical Depression Maring

A CYCLONE dumped heavy rains in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby provinces on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding and landslides in some areas, the...

Typhoon Kiko maintains strength

TROPICAL DEPRESSION Kiko is expected to exit the Philippine area by late evening Wednesday, Sept. 6, or early morning Thursday, but not before dumping...

Jolina out, but still enhancing habagat

TROPICAL STORM Jolina may have exited the country Saturday (Aug. 26) afternoon, but it is still enhancing the southwest monsoon (Habagat) and rains may...

Second storm hits Hong Kong amid recovery

HONG KONG -- A powerful storm lashed Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday, just days after a punishing typhoon swept through the region and...

DA receives no damage reports after typhoon, rains ‘beneficial’ — Piñol

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said no damage reports have been received following the transit of tropical storm Jolina (international name: Pakhar) through some...

Storm Jolina enters Aurora Friday night, Aug. 25, exits PAR Sunday

By Mario M. Banzon TROPICAL Storm Jolina is expected to make landfall in the province of Aurora on Friday night, Aug. 25, the weather bureau...

Book on trauma recovery launched

FOUR YEARS after the devastation brought about by typhoon Pablo visited Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, the barangay has seen much improvement...