Duterte orders agencies and LGUs to brace for incoming storm

Zacarian Sarao 12/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte issued an order on Monday to all government agencies and local government units to prepare for a storm expected to make landfall in Eastern Visayas on Dec. 16. “I direct our…

8 years after Supertyphoon Yolanda, pain lingers for survivors

Joey A. Gabieta 11/09/2021

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — Eight years have passed since Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) pummeled this city and the rest of Eastern Visayas and many other parts of Cebu and Panay Islands. But Oscar Mabini has…

Agusan del Norte folk flee homes as Tropical Storm Dante triggers floods

Erwin Mascariñas, Jhesset Enano 06/02/2021

At least 200 families in Agusan del Norte province were forced to flee their homes due to floods triggered by heavy rain since Monday night as Tropical Storm “Dante” (international name: Choi-wan) continued to inch closer to…

Warm winds to bring rainshowers in eastern Visayas, Mindanao on Tuesday — Pagasa

John Dexter Tilo 05/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected on Tuesday in eastern Visayas and Mindanao, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa said in its 4:00 AM weather…

‘Bising’ forces evacuations in Eastern Visayas, Northern Samar

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 04/18/2021

TACLOBAN CITY – At least 837 families, consisting of 3,189 individuals in Eastern Visayas, were evacuated as they faced the threat of Typhoon Bising on Sunday. In Northern Samar, 491 families comprising 1,727 persons living in coastal…

‘Bising’ maintains strength, to bring rains over Eastern Visayas, Bicol region

Christia Marie Ramos 04/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Bising will bring moderate to heavy rains, “with at times intense rains” over Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region on Sunday as it maintains strength, the state weather bureau said. In its morning update,…

Camotes Islands, E. Visayas under Signal No. 1 for #BisingPH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The provinces in Eastern Visayas including some portions of Central Visayas such as the Camotes Islands in Cebu remains under Signal Number 1 for the incoming typhoon Bising as of 11 a.m. today,…

Tropical Depression Auring weakens, nears Dinagat Islands, E. Visayas

Catherine Gonzales 02/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Auring continues to weaken as it approaches the Dinagat Islands-Homonhon Island area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Monday morning. The eye of Auring was last spotted 195 kilometers…

Expect price fluctuations in pork products following ban — MOD

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ban on pork products from Eastern Visayas will slightly affect the price of pork in Cebu City. This was the statement of Market Operations Division (MOD) head, Irvin Cabales, for the newly…

Cebu City bans pork from Region 8

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is now banning pork and pork-related products from Eastern Visayas following reports of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the area. Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced the ban on February 2, 2021,…

DA confirms ASF case in Eastern Visayas

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2021

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed the existence of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Visayas, particularly in Abuyog town, in Leyte province. According to Angel Enriquez, DA regional director, ASF has affected…

LPA to enter PAR on Christmas morning

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 12/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) located off Mindanao is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In a 4 a.m.…

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