Classes, work suspended in Eastern Visayas due to non-stop rains

Joey Gabieta, Robert Dejon 01/11/2023

TACLOBAN CITY — Non-stop rains caused by a low-pressure area (LPA) resulted in the suspension of classes and work in Eastern Visayas on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Northern Samar Gov. Edwin Ongchuan issued an order suspending all classes…

9 missing in heavy rain, strong winds from shear line affecting over 80,000 people

Daniza Fernandez 12/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Nine people, including six fishermen, were reported missing as the shear line influencing weather conditions in Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Northern Mindanao has affected 80,000 people. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction…

Six missing, 32,422 affected by rains due to shear line in Eastern Visayas

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 12/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Six have been recorded missing, while 32,422 other individuals were affected by consistent rain caused by the shear line in Eastern Visayas, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday. According…

Viscom to ‘remaining members’ of CPP-NPA: Surrender, reconcile with gov’t

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayas Command or Viscom is calling on the ‘few remaining members’ of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) to lay down their arms and reconcile with the…

Sheer Masters: From donating uniforms to organizing regionwide basketball tournament

Glendale G. Rosal 11/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of Leyte’s top basketball organizations, the Ormoc Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative or the OCCCI Sheer Masters have come full circle in its passion for sports. The Sheer Masters have come a very long…

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,…

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