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. …

Resort owners, volunteers join coastal clean-up on Sept. 15

LAOAG CITY—In time for the celebration of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day, some Ilocos Norte resort owners and other youth volunteers are organizing beach clean-up in various parts of the province on Sept. 15. Every third Sunday of September, environment advocates are always reminded of Presidential Proclamation No. 470 as ICC Day in support of …

Duterte wants to improve on PH disaster response

DAVAO CITY (September 5) —President  Rodrigo wants to improve on the  disaster response in the country. This, after he was invited at   Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) for disaster response  and rehabilitation presentation, where he witnessed a demonstration and viewed the equipment on Tuesday, September 4. Duter was inspired by the  presentation at the MDA’s …

Coast Guard intercepts P3.6-M seahorse shipment in Zamboanga

DAVAO  CITY  (August 17) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Zamboanga City confiscated a total of  P3.6-million worth of  dead seahorses (hippocampus spp) or locally known as kaba-kabayo on Wednesday, August 15. The operation was jointly conducted by the forces from Coast Guard Station Zamboanga, Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), …