Over a thousand Malabon residents evacuate due to typhoon ‘Glenda’

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — More than a thousand individuals from different areas in Malabon City evacuated to nearby schools and gyms on Wednesday due to floods caused by rains spawned by typhoon “Glenda.” In a phone interview, Malabon City public information officer Bong Padua told the Philippines News Agency that the city government is assisting a total of 1,650 individuals (403 families) as of posting time. Padua said that the barangays most affected by […]

Emergency hotlines

Department of Social Welfare and Development hotlines: 931-8101; 856-3665 and 852-8081 (Disaster Response Unit) MERALCO hotlines: 16211; 0920-97-16211; 0917-55-16211; 0925-77-16211. Philippine Coast Guard hotlines: 527-8481 to 89; 527-3877 (Action Center); 0917-724-3682; 0918-967-4697. PAGASA hotlines: (632) 434-2696 for general inquiries; (632) 926-4258 and (632) 927-1541 for weather updates Metro Manila Development Authority hotlines: 136, 374 (public safety), 320 (road emergency), 882-0925 (flood control). National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines: 911-5061 to 65, […]

EU to aid areas affected by ‘Glenda’

Manila, July 16 — The European Union (EU) delegation to the Philippines has assured its aid for areas affected by typhoon “Glenda”. “The European Union stands ready to assist families affected by typhoon ‘Glenda’,” EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux said in an advisory Wednesday (July 16) morning. Ledoux added that the EU delegation here is currently monitoring and will be assessing the aftermath and damages of typhoon “Glenda”. The EU envoy here also extends solidarity with […]

6,551 seagoing passengers stranded by ‘Glenda’

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) — While typhoon “Glenda” is wrecking havoc on a large part of the country, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), in its 11 a.m. update Wednesday, said that 6,551 seagoing passengers have been stranded in various ports nationwide. According to the Coast Guard, strong winds and big waves prompted the suspension of sailing of ships weighing less than 1,000 gross register tons, resulting in the immobilization of 614 rolling cargoes, 37 ships […]

Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines, cuts power, shuts Manila, heads for China

(Reuters) – A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, shutting financial markets, offices and schools, rescue officials said on Wednesday. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, passed to the south of Manila on Wednesday after cutting a path across the main island of Luzon, toppling trees and power […]

CAAP suspends NAIA runway operations

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) suspended Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway operation on Wednesday, as of 7 a.m.. According to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) via Twitter, runway operations will be suspended due to bad weather caused by typhoon “Glenda” until further notice. Passengers are advised to check with the airline or NAIA flight information about status of their flight. NAIA flight information number […]