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LPA intensifies, becomes ‘Falcon,’ could make landfall in Cagayan tomorrow

(UPDATED) The low-pressure area off the Philippine Sea has intensified into tropical depression “Falcon,” the first tropical cyclone in the country this month, and could make landfall over extreme Northern Luzon tomorrow. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Chris Perez said tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 may be raised over some […]

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Angat needs 4 tropical cyclones storms to reach normal operating level

Angat Dam needs at least 350 millimeters of one-time rainfall occurrence to reach its 180-meter minimum operating level, the State weather bureau said yesterday. Since the past week, the water level at Angat Dam continues to decline and remains below its 160-meter critical level. As of yesterday morning, Angat Dam’s water level was 158.75 meters, […]

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‘Habagat’ to fill up Angat Dam

Rains have remained elusive for Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan for more than a week, but a re-enhanced southwest monsoon or “habagat” could help the water reservoir in its gradual recovery. As of yesterday morning, Angat Dam’s water level was 159.15 meters, further down from 159.45 meters last Saturday. The low-level outlet of Angat Dam […]

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LPA east of Mindanao to enhance ‘habagat’

The low-pressure area east of Mindanao will likely intensify into a tropical cyclone Tuesday and may enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” this week. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the LPA was estimated 1,380 kilometers east of Mindanao yesterday morning. Mendoza said the LPA will likely enter the […]

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School bandits fall in Mindoro

Two of three men tagged in a series of robberies against public schools in Oriental Mindoro have been arrested. Brig. Gen. Tomas Apolinario, director of the MIMAROPA (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), identified the group leader as Christopher Saurin who was nabbed on July 7 at the Tropical Lodge in Barangay Dangay […]

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Magnitude-5.5 quake rattles Surigao del Sur; 28 injured

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck Surigao del Sur on Saturday morning which injured at least 28 persons and damaged several infrastructures and private establishments, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) reported. The Surigao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) said the quake occured at 4:42 a.m. with its epicenter recorded in Carrascal town. […]

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