Typhoon kills at least 20 in the Philippines, heads towards China

(Reuters) – Financial markets are set to reopen in the Philippines on Thursday as residents clear debris and authorities work to restore power after a typhoon churned across the Southeast Asian country, killing at least 20 people. Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, is heading towards China after cutting a path across the main island of Luzon, shutting down the capital and knocking down trees and power lines, causing widespread […]

‘Glenda’ out but potential cyclone spotted off Mindanao

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) — Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said as of 4 a.m. the eye of typhoon “Glenda” was spotted at 380 km west southwest […]

PNOY orders agencies to speed up recovery efforts after typhoon “Glenda”

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed concerned government agencies to expedite clearing and recovery operations in areas hit by typhoon “Glenda” to ensure an early return to normalcy. Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported that clearing and recovery teams are working round-the-clock to clear major roads of debris and fallen electric posts and cables. Coloma said the President also […]

‘Glenda’ spares north Cebu

CEBU CITY, July 16 (PNA) — Typhoon “Glenda” brought rains to Cebu but spared the province’s northern part which was battered by super typhoon “Yolanda” last Nov. 8, officials said. Wilson Ramos, Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) executive officer, said there were no reports of casualties in northern Cebu. Ramos attributed this to the early preparations made by the local government units and the timely suspension of classes. Cebu Gov. Hilario […]

Salceda gives updates, suspends classes until Friday in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, July 16 (PNA) — Albay Governor Joey Salceda has declared the suspension of classes until Friday and resumption set on Monday to give time for repairs of damaged classrooms and recovery for affected areas in the province. Salceda issued the directive based on reports from the Department of Education (DepEd) in the region and assessment by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) on the impacts of typhoon “Glenda.” Salceda said that […]

Updated list of areas with class suspensions, resumption July 17

  MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — The following is an updated list of areas with class suspensions and resumption Thursday, July 17. All levels are suspended in Batangas and Camarines Sur. Las Pinas has called off classes from preschool to highschool. Classes will be resumed tomorrow in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and Makati City.

Canadian envoy credits PHL government, people for quick recovery efforts in Yolanda-hit communities

TACLOBAN CITY, July 16 (PNA) — Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder was pleased with how recovery efforts are doing in typhoon-affected communities as he cited that the Philippine government is “doing its very best in difficult circumstances.” He said that feedback from people who have worked in humanitarian crisis revealed that “the bounce back in the Philippines has been quicker than some other humanitarian situations.” “I give credit to the Philippine government and also to the […]

Work in NCJR will be based on power restoration — SC

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday night said the resumption of work in the National Capital Judicial Region (NCJR) for Thursday (July 17) will be based on the restoration of power. In an advisory, SC Public Information Office (PIO) Chief and Spokesman Atty. Theodore O. Te said that contingent on restoration of electric power in the NCJR, work resumption will be based on this schedule: — If power is restored […]

8,613 persons stay in 8 evacuation sites in Manila

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — A total of 8,613 individuals are now temporarily staying in eight evacuation sites in the City of Manila in the aftermath of typhoon “Glenda”. According to Johnny Yu, chief of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Manila, majority of the evacuees who are now staying in four proximate evacuation areas in Baseco Compound reached to more than 4,000 individuals. There are also evacuation centers in Delpan Sports […]

Stranded seagoing passengers now at 4,937

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — In its 8 p.m. update, the Philippine Coast Guard announced that the number of seagoing passengers stranded by inclement weather caused by Typhoon “Glenda” has been placed at 4,937. It also added that 406 rolling cargoes, 33 vessels, and 20 bancas are still prevented from leaving ports in Southern Tagalog and the Visayas.

Muntinulupa placed under state of calamity

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — Muntinlupa City has been placed under state of calamity following the onslaught of strong winds and heavy rains on Wednesday brought by typhoon Glenda. According to Tez Navaro, chief of Public Information Office of Muntinlupa upon the recommendation of local disaster risk reduction management council that presented to the city council in special session on Wednesday afternoon and declared Pasay under state of calamity. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi stressed that it […]

‘Glenda’ damage to Albay’s coco industry pegged at Php1.3-B

LEGAZPI CITY, July 16 (PNA) –Albay’s coconut industry lost some Php 1.3 billion to typhoon ‘Glenda’, affecting 70% of 900 million trees, covering 9,415 hectares. Ed Bailon, Philippine Coconut Authority regional information officer said that some of the damages can be recovered but it wil take for three years. During the disaster damage assesment system meeting called by Albay Governor Joey Salceda, he explained that coconut trees partialy damaged wil be subject to fertilization. Bailon […]