Vinta aftermath: 6,614 families flee homes as flashflood hit Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Some  6,614 families or 31,375 individuals affected by flood here. There no heavy downpour in the city area but Davao rivers started to swell afternoon Friday as rain waters from the neighboring provinces cascaded   after  tropical storm Vinta made a landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental. Davao was placed under storm signal …

Vinta aftermath: Hundreds of Davaoeños evacuated due to flashflood

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)— Hundreds of families residing near riverbanks and low-lying areas evacuated as flooding hit their villages and rescue operations still ongoing. The City Government of Davao sent 911 rescuers along with police and Task Force Davao personnel, Red Cross and other civic groups to transfer the residents to a safer ground. As …

PRRD leads commissioning of 2 ships to fight illegal fishing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, December 21, led the commissioning of government ships BRP Lapu-Lapu and BRP Francisco Dagohoy, which are expected to help strengthen the state’s ability to combat illegal fishing and immediately respond to disasters. “Our activities today are proof of the government’s resolve to empower and protect our country’s farmers …

Vinta landfall: Lessons from Pablo make Davao Oriental folks conscious, safer

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The lessons of typhoon Pablo which hit their province on December 4,  2012,  placed Davao Oriental residents on a safer ground as tropical storm Vinta (Tembin) made a landfall in their area Friday dawn. The Provincial government of Davao Oriental listed some 3,379 families staying at the different evacuation centers as …

Residents evacuate as Tropical Storm Vinta hits Surigao Sur

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Hundreds of residents from coastal villages of Hinatuan and other low lying areas of  Surigao del Sur left their homes for safety as  Tropical Storm “Vinta” (Tembin) threaten the province and parts of Caraga region. This as the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) in a text blast at 10:30 …

Storm Vinta on Signal No. 1

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —-  The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-PAGASA weather station  as of 8:35 today: Heavy Rainfall Warning No. 1 #MIN_PRSD Weather System: Tropical Storm “Vinta” Issued at: 8:35AM, 21 December 2017 Yellow Warning Level: #SurigaodelSur, #SurigaodelNorte, #DavaoOriental, #CompostelaValley, #AgusandelNorte and #AgusandelSur. FLOODING is Possible. Flooding in low-lying areas especially along river channels.The public and the disaster risk reduction and management …

3 nabbed for selling P1.6-M endangered marine species

ILOILO CITY, Philippines  — Three traders were nabbed Wednesday morning for buying and selling of endangered marine species worth PHP1.6 million. Authorities identified the suspects as Rosalie Medina and Rolito Torres, both of Estancia, Iloilo and Jovin Mangubat of Kabankalan City. A total of 19 kilos of assorted dried seahorse and sea dragon with market value …

150,000 mangrove propagules planted in Tanjay City  

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Various local government and non-government entities have banded together to intensify efforts to reforest the mangrove area in Barangay San Isidro in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. As of latest count, at least 150,000 mangrove seedlings or propagules have been planted, with some having grown as high as six feet already. Planting …