Sleeping woman killed when boulder smashes into house in Danao City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sound sleep turned tragic after a large boulder crashed into a house, killing a woman and injuring her live-in partner around 3 a.m. on Friday, September 3 in Sitio Coacohon, Barangay Dungo-an…

DA-7 urges Capitol to integrate water catchment systems for Sugbusog program

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — As another round of the Capitol’s Sugbusog program draws near, the top official of the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has proposed to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to let all local…

Pagasa warns of ‘normal to above normal rainfall’ as rainy season starts

Doris C. Bongcac 06/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Prepare your rain gears. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced on Friday, June 4, the official start of the rainy season in the country. “The passage of Tropical Storm…

Cabbage farmers in Cebu brace for the rainy season

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 05/30/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—As early as 4 o’clock in the morning, this 39-year-old farmer and mother of four, is already preparing for breakfast. Everyday, except on Sundays,  Vicenta “Bising” De Luna walks for about 2 hours to reach to…

Mandaue City is now getting ready for floods and rains

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/26/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — While we are still experiencing the torrid temperatures of summer, the Mandaue City government has already been preparing for the rainy season. City Engineer Andres Suson, said they have been repairing and rehabilitating…

Easterlies to bring hot weather; rainy season nears — Pagasa

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 05/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Mindanao, and the Visayas may not expect rain as the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) weakens, bringing fewer clouds to the said areas, the state weather bureau said. Reports from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and…

Rainy 1st week of December expected in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuanos are advised to have their rain gears ready as rainfall is expected on the first week of December.  The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan), on December 1, 2020, announced…

More rain expected in Cebu, entire Visayas due to TD Pepito’s trough

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuanos are advised to bring umbrellas and other rain-protective gear as damp weather is expected starting Monday, October 19, 2020. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced on Monday that the low-pressure…

LGUs urged to review plans for ‘perfect storm’

Nestor Corrales 07/04/2020

Local governments should review their disaster plans to anticipate a possible “perfect storm” of COVID-19 combining with the endemic problems of floods, landslides and diseases like diarrhea, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue, the Department of the Interior and…

Pagasa: It’s rainy season officially

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 06/13/2020

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday officially declared the start of the rainy season. Weather specialist Ana Clauren said the rainy season, which would last up to October, would be characterized by…

Rainy season has begun in the Philippines — Pagasa

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (Pagasa) has officially declared today, June 12, 2020 the start of the rainy season. Pagasa Visayas said the onset of the rainy season would mean…

Dengue outbreak in Thailand kills 11, sickens 14,000

The Nation/Asia News Network 06/02/2020

BANGKOK — Eleven people have been killed and more than 14,000 sickened by a nationwide dengue fever outbreak in Thailand that has been super-charged by the onset of the rainy season. “From January 1 to May 25…

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