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Urduja, Vinta caused P1.24B in agricultural damage

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Agriculture officials note that rice has the largest share of losses at P609.29 million, affecting some 31,749 farmers

VINTA. Sibuco in Zamboanga del Norte was among the most affected towns by Typhoon Vinta. Photo from the Western Mindanao Command

Agriculture damage from Urduja reaches P1 billion

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:51 PM

According to agriculture officials, the affected commodities are rice, corn, high value crops, livestock or poultry, and agri-fishery facilities

URDUJA. Damage and losses to the agriculture sector due to Tropical Storm Urduja has reached P1 billion, according to the agriculture department. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

8 dead, several missing as storm hits southern Philippines

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'We forced hundreds of people to evacuate some villages, but the water rose swiftly and our rescuers cannot reach other areas,' says a civil defense officer from Lanao del Sur

FLOODING. Several low-lying areas along the track of Vinta have been submerged in floodwaters. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

China donates P5.1 million for Urduja-hit areas

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Counsellor Sun Yi of the Chinese embassy in the Philippines turns over the humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross

The Catmon Bridge in Biliran is impassable after it was destroyed when Typhoon Urduja ravaged some parts of Eastern and Western Visayas as it made its landfall on December 16, Saturday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte then visited the hard-hit areas on December 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tropical Depression Urduja leaves PAR; low pressure area to enter

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The low pressure area east of Mindanao could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday, December 20

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:01 AM

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Rain in Palawan to ease as Tropical Depression Urduja moves away

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Urduja (Kai-tak) continues to cross the West Philippine Sea on its way out

Globe sets up free call stations in Urduja-hit areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Free Wi-Fi services are also available in Tacloban City, says the telco

A volunteer watches over houses of his neighbors in coastal barangay 54-A Magallanes in Tacloban City. Heavy winds and rainfall pound the region as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16.

DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte vows speedy aid for Biliran, Urduja-affected areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days

Tropical Depression Urduja now over West PH Sea

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Palawan remains under signal no. 1 but Urduja (Kai-tak) is already moving away from the country

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.

31 dead, 49 missing due to Urduja

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran

Some residents stand guard with their houses in coastal barangay 54-A Magallanes in Tacloban City. Heavy winds and rainfall pound the region as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16.

Duterte to visit Urduja-affected Biliran

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and some Cabinet members are expected to visit Biliran where 26 died in landslides triggered by heavy rain

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 84th Anniversary Celebration at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos City on December 8, 2017, gives his assurance that he and his administration will strive hard to give a comfortable life for the Filipinos. Malacañan Photo

Urduja weakens; tail-end of a cold front brings rain

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Calabarzon, Bicol, Aurora, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Romblon are affected by the tail-end of a cold front

Tropical Depression Urduja makes landfall for 6th time

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:20 AM

Meanwhile, another tropical depression which is outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility has weakened into a low pressure area, says PAGASA

Only Palawan under signal no. 1 ahead of Urduja's 6th landfall

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:10 AM

Aside from Tropical Depression Urduja (Kai-tak), the tail-end of a cold front and the northeast monsoon are also bringing rain on Monday, December 18

Satellite image as of December 18, 5 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Tropical Depression Urduja heads for Cuyo Island in Palawan

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Only 3 areas remain under signal no. 1 – Palawan, Aklan, and northern Antique

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, December 18

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Monday, December 18

Tropical Depression Urduja makes 4th landfall in Aklan

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Only southern Occidental Mindoro, southern Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan, Aklan, and northern Antique remain under signal no. 1

#SchoolPatrolPH: DepEd seeks info on schools damaged by Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The public can send reports and photos via social media using #SchoolPatrolPH

26 dead in Biliran landslides after Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) Sofronio Dacillo, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, says the deaths occurred in 4 towns in Biliran at the weekend

Tropical Depression Urduja changes course toward Aklan

Dec 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

After making landfall in Eastern Samar, Masbate, and Sibuyan Island, there could be two more landfalls for Urduja (Kai-tak) in Aklan and Palawan

19 injured in Urduja's onslaught – NDRRMC

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The injuries are sustained mostly from falling debris, vehicular accidents, and landslides

​Businesses close and trees topple as heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City. Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Fewer areas under signal no. 1 as Urduja moves near Romblon

Dec 17, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Tropical Depression Urduja (Kai-tak) is now in the region of Mimaropa after earlier hitting Eastern Visayas

Travel advisory: Cancelled flights, December 17, 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest air and sea travel advisories related to Tropical Depression Urduja (Kai-tak)

Planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

Tropical Depression Urduja weakens again over Masbate

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Urduja (Kai-tak) is in the vicinity of Mobo, Masbate as of late Sunday morning, December 17. Its maximum winds are down to 55 km/h.

Urduja weakens into tropical depression

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

But PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio warns: 'Kahit humina 'yung bagyo, 'yung pag-ulan nandiyan pa rin....Andiyan 'yung banta ng pagbaha dahil alam po natin saturated na 'yung lupa sa Visayas'

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Urduja still over Samar

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Urduja (Kai-tak) is in the vicinity of Calbayog, Samar early Sunday, December 17, moving west at 13 kilometers per hour

LOOK: Passengers stranded in Tacloban transport terminal

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:08 AM

(UPDATED) Some 60 passengers headed to different parts of Eastern Visayas are waiting for the next available transit without any guarantees

Tropical Storm Urduja slightly weakens again over Samar

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:59 PM

But several areas remain under signal no. 2 due to Urduja (Kai-tak)

Tropical Storm Urduja slightly weakens after landfall

Dec 16, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Urduja (Kai-tak) is crossing San Jose de Buan, Samar as of late Saturday afternoon, December 16

Tropical Storm Urduja makes landfall in Eastern Samar

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Urduja (Kai-tak) is already in the vicinity of San Policarpo, Eastern Samar as of early Saturday afternoon, December 16

Urduja slightly speeds up as it threatens Samar-Sorsogon

Dec 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar or Northern Samar on Saturday afternoon, December 16

8 areas under signal no. 2 as Urduja moves closer to land

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) is still moving slowly, but it is now 125 kilometers east northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar

Eastern Visayas sees more heavy rain as Urduja lingers

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) is still unable to move away from the region due to its interaction with the northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a cold front

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Saturday, December 16

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Saturday, December 16

Urduja dumps nearly 2 months' worth of rain in Guiuan in 1 day

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

In just a 24-hour period, Guiuan in Eastern Samar gets 780 mm of rain. Its normal rainfall for an entire month is just 440 mm.

Eastern Visayas still 'in danger' due to Urduja

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) continues to linger in the region, dumping moderate to heavy rain there

Tropical Storm Urduja slightly intensifies off Samar

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:40 AM

Urduja (Kai-tak) now has maximum winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. Signal no. 2 remains raised in Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, and Biliran.

Slow-moving Urduja brings heavy rain to Eastern Visayas

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:59 PM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) is now expected to hit land between Friday evening, December 15 and Saturday morning, December 16

Tropical Storm Urduja barely moving off Eastern Visayas

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Urduja (Kai-tak) is almost stationary as it dumps moderate to heavy rain on the region

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Friday, December 15

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Friday, December 15

Urduja intensifies into tropical storm

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Eastern Samar, Samar, and Biliran are now under signal no. 2 due to Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)

Tropical Depression Urduja slightly intensifies as it threatens Samar

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Urduja also slows down to just 7 kilometers per hour. Its landfall in Eastern Samar is now expected on Friday morning, December 15.

16 areas under signal no. 1 as Urduja off to Eastern Samar

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Tropical Depression Urduja is expected to hit Eastern Samar between Thursday night, December 14 and Friday morning, December 15

10 areas under signal no. 1 due to Urduja

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:45 AM

Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte are under signal no. 1

Tropical Depression Urduja heads for Samar Island

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and Samar are under signal no. 1 due to Urduja

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, December 14

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Thursday, December 14

Tropical Depression Urduja moving slowly toward PH

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Urduja has a speed of just 7 kilometers per hour. There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals yet.