6 die, over 60 missing as landslide buries houses in Cebu

CEBU CITY — At least six people, including a four-year-old child, were confirmed dead in a landslide early Thursday morning in the City of Naga, some 21 kilometers south of Cebu City. Jules Regner, Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) executive assistant, said the recorded number of fatalities was as of 2:15 …

Duterte commends Isabela’s zero casualty after Typhoon “Ompong”

DAVAO CITY (September 20 )— President Rodrigo Duterte  commends Isabela, Cagayan Valley  for having no casualty after the Typhoon “Ompong”. Duterte visited Ilagan, Isabela  on Tuesday, September 18, to assess the damages  but he was told the typhoon did not leave any casualty in the area. To this, Duterte said “Well, I’d like to thank …

Why Duterte wants to repeal the country’s mining law?

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Rodrigo  Duterte on Monday said he wants to talk with members of the House of Representatives about the mining law, which according to him needs to be looked into. Duterte issued the pronouncement Monday after he met the bereaved families  of those who died due to landslide brought about …

Duterte condoles with families of landslide victims in Benguet

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Duterte  on Monday condoled with the bereaved families of landslide victims in Benguet  at the Provincial Governors Office Conference Hall. The families lost their loved ones during the landslides in Baguio City, Ucab, and Itogon, when Typhoon ‘Ompong’ hit their areas. As of Monday afternoon, the  confirmed death toll …

Duterte to provide support for agri sector in Ilocos Norte

DAVAO CITY (September 18) — President Rodrigo  Duterte said the government will  prioritize its support to the agriculture sector hit by Typhoon ‘Ompong’ in Ilocos Norte. This will be done as the government  restores and repairs the  infrastructures and basic utilities  damaged by the typhoon. Duterte  gave  commitment when he visited Laoag City, last Sunday, …

Duterte wants DPWH to build permanent evacuation centers

DAVAO CITY (September 17)— President Rodrigo Duterte asked Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar to build permanent evacuation centers in areas frequently visited by typhoons. Duterte during the Typhoon Ompong  briefing at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 , Duterte said  “|I want to maybe ‘yung DPWH …

‘Ompong’-affected families now at 63.7K

MANILA — Typhoon Ompong has so far affected 63,769 families or 250,036 persons residing in 1,403 barangays in the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Cordillera regions and the National Capital Region (NCR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6 a.m. update on Sunday. Of the figure, 34,169 families …

Government agencies ready for ‘Ompong’-Duterte

DAVAO CITY (September 13) — Government agencies involve in disaster preparedness and mitigation are ready in the event that  typhoon Ompong hit the country, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday. Duterte who was briefed about the typhoon at the  command center of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City …

Typhoon Ompong strengthens, describes to be as strong as typhoon Lawin

DAVAO CITY (September 13) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), on Thursday morning warned of possible heavy to intense rain, storm surges in coastal areas as typhoon Ompong might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this afternoon (Thursday) or tomorrow morning. As of 10:00 am, Ompong is already 725 kilometers east …

Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ strengthens; expected to enter PH Wednesday

DAVAO CITY (September 12) — Severe Tropical Storm “Mangkhut” gained strength as it moves closer closer to the Philippine Area of responsibility. The latest update from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) shows, the he eye of typhoon “Mangkhut” was located, based on all available data, at 1,845 km East of Southern Luzon. …