Signal No. 1 in 4 areas due to Tropical Depression Jolina

Daniza Fernandez 09/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Four areas were placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 as the low pressure area (LPA) off Surigao del Sur has intensified into Tropical Depression Jolina on Monday, the state weather bureau…

‘Dante’ intensifies into tropical storm; another LPA spotted outside PAR – Pagasa

Zacarian Sarao 05/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical depression Dante has strengthened into a tropical storm (international name: Choi-Wan) on Monday morning as it floats over the Philippine Sea, according to the state weather service. This comes as the Philippine Atmospheric,…

Auring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 still over parts of E. Visayas, Caraga

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 02/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Auring was able to maintain its strength as of Sunday afternoon as it starts to move northwest towards the tip of the Caraga Region, state meteorologists said. According to updates from the…

Auring maintains strength while over PH sea

Katrina Hallare 02/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Auring (international name: Dujuan) maintained its strength as it was over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Sunday. In its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and…

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur

Catherine Gonzales 11/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur and nearby areas on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs reported that the earthquake was of tectonic origin…

Paranoia in the neighborhood

J-Ann Avila - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2020

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” God commands. Apparently, it is harder to do so during a pandemic. My late 90-year-old grandmother arrived home in Surigao del Sur after a dizzying eight-hour road trip from Cagayan…

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

Cathrine Gonzales 10/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck off Bayabas town in Surigao del Sur on Thursday morning, October 1, 2020. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the tectonic quake struck 68 kilometers…

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

Cathrine Gonzales 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Bayabas, Surigao del Sur on Thursday morning, September 24, 2020, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The earthquake struck 99 kilometers northeast of the town at 6:19…

Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel tests positive for COVID-19

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Surigao del Sur 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Pimentel said he is now in isolation after receiving the results of his swab test conducted in Congress on…

Kapa founder falls in Surigao del Sur raid

Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/22/2020

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Philippines — Kapa Community Ministry International (Kapa) founder Joel Apolinario, who faced syndicated estafa charges, was arrested by the police on Tuesday morning in a secluded beach resort in Lingig town, Surigao…

Founder of investment scam nabbed in Surigao del Sur

Erwin Mascariñas - Inquirer Mindanao 07/21/2020

BUTUAN CITY –– Police authorities arrested on Tuesday morning Joel A. Apolinario, founder of Kapa Ministries, which ran an investment scam that duped thousands of unsuspecting investors. In a report forwarded by police sources, the operation was…

LPA to bring scattered rains in E. Visayas, Caraga as ‘amihan’ affects Luzon

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines—A low pressure area (LPA) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm over Caraga and Eastern Visayas on Sunday as the northeast monsoon or “amihan” affects Luzon, the weather state bureau reported. In its…

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