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Super Typhoon Rolly: Weather updates, latest news in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Rolly: Weather updates, latest news in the Philippines


The world’s most powerful tropical cyclone yet in 2020 battered parts of the Philippines with destructive winds and torrential rain.

Rolly (Goni) was a super typhoon as it made landfall in the region of Bicol twice on Sunday, November 1. It went on to hit land two more times in the region of Calabarzon as a typhoon, before rapidly weakening into a tropical storm over the West Philippine Sea.

Bookmark this page for PAGASA forecasts, updates in the wake of Rolly’s onslaught, and the latest news on the government’s response to the disaster.


LOOK: Robredo visits parts of Albay hit by Super Typhoon Rolly

Super Typhoon Rolly death toll in Bicol, Calabarzon and Mimaropa now at 20

Portion of Virac, Catanduanes, now has telecom signal from Smart

Storm surge victims in Albay appeal for help after Rolly destroyed homes

Storm surge victims in Barangay Sogod, Tiwi town in Albay are appealing for help after Super Typhoon Rolly destroyed their homes.

Residents are seeking donations of clothes, roof materials, water, food, school materials, and livelihood assistance to help them cope with the recent disaster.

A temporary shelter in Barangay Sogod, Tiwi, Albay after Typhoon Rolly struck Bicol region and other parts of the Philippines. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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After leaving trail of destruction, Rolly exits PAR as tropical storm

Acor Arceo

Rolly (Goni) is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), making its exit as a tropical storm at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 3.

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Food, housing materials ‘most needed’ in Catanduanes – Robredo

Mara Cepeda

Vice President Leni Robredo said the island province of Catanduanes is in dire need of food supply and housing materials in the wake of the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni).

The Vice President made this assessment after visiting Catanduanes on Tuesday, November 3, the second day of her visit to typhoon-hit Bicol to check on the damage and provide relief goods to affect residents.

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Pangilinan urges gov’t: Top up DSWD emergency fund for Bicol, Calabarzon

JC Gotinga

The social welfare department had no emergency funds left for the Bicol and Calabarzon regions as of Tuesday morning, November 3, and Senator Francis Pangilinan urged the government to immediately replenish these funds.

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Quinta, Rolly wipe out P4.6 billion in agricultural goods

Ralf Rivas

Around P4.6 billion worth of agricultural goods were damaged by Typhoon Quinta (Molave) and Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni), initial data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed.

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