Residents evacuated in Eastern Visayas, parts of Mindanao as new LPA brings more rain 

FAMILIES continue to be evacuated in parts of Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas region as another low pressure area (LPA) has been dumping more rain in areas already swamped since late December.    In Eastern Visayas — composed of the provinces of Leyte, Biliran, Southern Leyte, West Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar — the regional […]

School, work suspended in parts of Visayas, Mindanao due to heavy rains, flooding

SEVERAL local governments in central and southern Philippines suspended classes and work on Tuesday due to heavy rains from a low pressure area (LPA) east of the country, triggering floods in some areas.   In the town of Tubod in Lanao del Norte, the disaster management council reported “widespread flooding” with 1,044 families composed of 5,300 […]

Search and rescue operations continue after Christmas rains

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter EMERGENCY responders carried on with search and rescue operations on Tuesday amid continued rains that started days before Christmas in central and southern parts of the Philippines, according to reports from national agencies and local governments. In a situation report as of Dec. 27, the government’s disaster council said […]

16th storm of the year seen to intensify; brings heavy rains to central, northern PHL

A LOW-pressure area that developed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning is expected to strengthen into a storm by Thursday, according to the state weather bureau.  “Further intensification is likely while moving over the Philippine Sea and may reach typhoon category on Saturday,” PAGASA said in its 5 p.m. bulletin on Wednesday.    Tropical depression Paeng, […]

‘Kristo’ nabbed with P680K worth of shabu outside Tejero cockpit

A “KRISTO,” or bet-taker, was arrested during a buy-bust conducted by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Visayas outside the cockpit in Barangay Tejero, Cebu City on Wednesday afternoon, October 19, 2022. They identified the suspect as 44-year-old Marco Antonio Gungog, a resident of Barangay Umapad, Mandaue City. They recovered several […]

Pagasa: Expect ‘ugly’ weather in Cebu on September 26

CEBU and other provinces in the Visayas on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 will be cloudy with chances of light to moderate rains and occasional heavy rains as well as thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoon and evening due to the prevailing southwest monsoon (habagat),according to an official of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration […]

LANDBANK launches P10-B loan facility for rural banks affected by typhoon

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) has launched a lending program to aid the recovery of countryside financial institutions (CFIs) that were affected by typhoon Odette last year. The bank’s loan program named Countryside Financial Institutions – Rehabilitation and Support to Typhoon Odette-Affected Areas or CFI-RESTORE aims to strengthen rural banks by providing additional capital […]

Abaca production down 13.7% in first two months

ABACA OUTPUT fell 13.7% to 8,693.38 metric tons (MT) in the first two months of the year, according to the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA). “We’re still studying these results and what happened because the momentum this 2022 suddenly dropped,” PhilFIDA Executive Director Kennedy T. Costales said in an interview. SOCCKSARGEN region reported the […]