Typhoon Betty weakens but flash floods, landslides may still occur due to habagat

Faith Argosino 05/28/2023

MANILA, Philippines  — Typhoon Betty has slightly weakened as it moves over the Philippine sea east of northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday. Pagasa said in its 5 p.m.…

Pagasa warns of potential flash floods, landslides across PH

Sofia Abrogar 05/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines—Flash floods and landslides are possible across the Philippines due to the southwesterly windflow and other weather disturbances, especially in the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said on Saturday.…

Betty to cause stormy waves; gale warning may be raised over PH’s eastern coasts – Pagasa

Sofia Abrogar - @inquirerdotnet 05/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Saturday morning that it may raise gale warnings over the eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as Super Typhoon Betty is seen to…

Super Typhoon Mawar may whip up monsoon rain in Luzon, Visayas next week

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 05/25/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Super Typhoon Mawar, heading toward the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), may bring about monsoon rain over parts of Luzon and Visayas next week, state meteorologists said Thursday. “Mawar is forecast to enhance the…

5.5 magnitude quake shakes Luzon

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 04/29/2023

Update as of 12:34 a.m. MANILA, Philippines–A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit waters off Occidental Mindoro at midnight on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) bulletin showed. Phivolcs said the tectonic quake centered 16 kilometers…

Holy Week death toll reaches 21 in Luzon

the Inquirer staff 04/09/2023

A total of 21 people died while nine others remained missing or injured in different vacation accidents in several places in Luzon during the Holy Week as families took advantage of the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions.…

The economy’s backbone

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/04/2023

Over the years, I have described agriculture as the economy’s backbone. While I believe this to be true nearly everywhere, it’s more especially so for the Philippine economy. Many might find it hard to agree, especially considering…

Marcos vows to build more roads, bridges to spur interconnectivity

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday vowed that his administration will continue to push for more infrastructure projects that will improve the interconnectivity of the country’s road networks. He issued the promise during…

Net Gainers reach +8

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 01/28/2023

As 2022 closed, after three pandemic years, the people getting better off have finally outnumbered those getting worse off. In the SWS December 2022 survey, there were 34 percent of Filipino adults saying their quality of life…

Pagasa: Continuous rainfall may cause flood, landslide in most parts of Visayas

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 01/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The state weather bureau on Friday warned of possible flooding and landslide due to continuous rains in Samar provinces and several other areas, caused by a low pressure area (LPA). According to the Philippine…

Pagasa: Wet weekend in Visayas, Mindanao, parts of Luzon due to LPA, ‘amihan’

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 01/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The trough or extension  of a low -pressure area (LPA) and the shear line will trigger rainfall in the entire Visayas and Mindanao, as well as Palawan province on Saturday, according to the state…

Pagasa: Rain expected in parts of Visayas, Mindanao as LPA nears

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/01/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The trough or extension of a low-pressure area (LPA) southeast of the country and outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will bring rain to  bring rains to parts of the Visayas and Mindanao,.…

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