Sinulog Festival Queen 2020 on selling ‘biridbirid’: ‘No, I am not ashamed’

Immae Lachica 07/13/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—There is real beauty in humility. Sinulog Festival Queen  2020 Monika Afable showed netizens that even as a titleholder, she could still be herself in her hometown in Borongan City, Eastern Samar. Yesterday, Sunday,…

Rains, cloudy skies hover over Cebu as LPA, southwesterly winds persist

Rosalie Abatayo 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Low Pressure Area (LPA) and the southwesterly windflow continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered and widespread rains and thunderstorms in Cebu and most parts of the country. As of 3 p.m.…

LPA to bring rains in parts of PH on Wednesday — Pagasa

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 06/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Low Pressure Area (LPA) will bring scattered rains in Visayas, Mindanao, and parts of Luzon on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). In its 4 a.m. weather…

Hunger stalks ‘Ambo’ survivors

Cyrain Cabuenas, Joey Gabieta 05/20/2020

BORONGAN CITY—Strong winds accompanying Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong) ripped the roof off the house of Octavio and Merlyn Alcido in Barangay Balocawe, Oras, Eastern Samar, last week, but the couple and their children chose to remain…

Hasten ‘Ambo’ aid, victims cry

Cyrain Cabuenas, Joey Gabieta, Karl Ocampo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/18/2020

Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong) has damaged at least P185 million in produce, affected almost 41,000 farmers in three regions, and left a wide swath of destruction that displaced thousands and claimed four lives in Eastern Visayas.…

‘Ambo’ leaves Samareños crying for help; 4 dead

Cyrain Cabuenas, Joey Gabieta 05/17/2020

BORONGAN, Eastern Samar, Philippines — The mayor of the small town of Jipapad in Eastern Samar province that was severely devastated by Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong) raised frantic appeals for help on Saturday, saying his constituents…

140K flee as Typhoon Ambo hits Samar like a ‘Yolanda Jr.’

Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/16/2020

Tens of thousands of people crammed into evacuation centers while trying to follow social distance protocols for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, as a powerful typhoon hammered the Philippines. Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong) has…

BREAKING: Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 up in parts of Samar

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 has been hoisted over the northern portion of Eastern Samar and the eastern portion of Northern Samar on Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020, due to Tropical Storm…

Ambo intensifies into a tropical storm 

Rosalie Abatayo 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ambo has intensified into a tropical storm on Tuesday evening, May 12, 2020, carrying winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 80 kph. According to Pagasa’s 11 p.m.…

Magnitude 4.4 quake jolts parts of Eastern Visayas

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted parts of Eastern Visayas this Monday morning, March 9, 2020. An earthquake bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the ground shaking…

Borongan City’s contingent prays for recovery from Typhoon Ursula

01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – They suffered the wrath of Typhoon Ursula which made its first landfall in Borogan City, Eastern Samar on December 25, 2020. But instead of feeling sad, they used the tragedy as an inspiration…

Clearing of landslide area in Eastern Samar may take over a week

Jani Arnaiz 01/08/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte—Clearing of the landslide area in the Taft-Paranas road in Barangay Binaloan, Taft, Eastern Samar will take over a week. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (ESDEO) head…

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