Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

AP 04/15/2018

MINNEAPOLIS, United States — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central US with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancelations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing…

Palma to priests: Open churches to storm victims

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/13/2018

AS the Church prays for people affected by tropical depression Basyang, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma instructed parish priests to open the church facilities for possible evacuees. “If there is a need for people to evacuate, then we…

Basyang now a tropical depression; entire Cebu under Storm Signal No. 1

King Anthony Perez 02/13/2018

Basyang has weakened into a tropical depression after it made landfall in Cortes town, Surigao del Sur at around 9 a.m. today, the Philippine Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported. “Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains…

Stay alert for landslides, storm surges as ‘Basyang’ hits Cebu

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/12/2018

Tropical Storm “Basyang” is expected to make landfall in Cebu today (Tuesday), as officials urged Cebuanos to be on alert for possible landslides and flash floods. Those living near coastal areas are also advised to prepare to…

Pagasa lifts Cebu storm warning

Morexette B. Erram 01/02/2018

State meteorologists from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) have lifted Storm Signal No.1 from Cebu and other neighboring provinces in the Visayas as Tropical Depression “Agaton” is expected to barrel Puerto Princesa, Palawan…

Stranded passengers in ports; Pagasa: Storm may affect Cebu

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Rosalie Abatayo 12/30/2017

Rough seas force shipping firms to cancel trips; 789 stranded — Coast Guard With the state weather bureau advising the public about a possible tropical depression that would possibly affect Central Visayas and Cebu on New Year’s…

Caritas appeals for help in raising P5.8M for Mindanao storm victims

Inquirer 12/28/2017

  Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, is urging the faithful to help it raise P5.8 million for its relief efforts for the victims of severe Tropical Storm “Vinta” in Mindanao. Caritas, or…

After the storm

Radel Paredes 12/23/2017

It is a bright warm morning today as the Tropical Storm Vinta leaves Cebu while I write this piece. The plants in the garden are still dripping from last night’s rain, and the puddles in the street…

Storm winds cause tugboat to run aground in Lawis Ledge; 10 rescued

Nestle L. Semilla 12/22/2017

A BOAT captain and his crew of nine people escaped unharmed after they were rescued by the Coast Guard when their tugboat pulling a barge loaded with scrap metal was blown off course by the strong winds…

‘Vinta’ strengthens into tropical storm, typhoon signals up – Pagasa

Inquirer 12/21/2017

  Typhoon signals were raised as “Vinta” intensified into a tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday. In its 5 a.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau said Vinta is expected…