More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.
(UPDATED) 'We can be with the Lord by extending all we can – our help and assistance to these people,' says Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Romulo Valles
(UPDATED) A majority of the fatalities and the missing people are fishermen
Cities of Davao and Tagum, and provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley will receive aid from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
The DPWH will implement a 24/7 construction schedule to fast-track repair of damaged infrastructure caused by Typhoon Vinta
(UPDATED) Nearly 140,000 Vinta victims are expected to welcome the new year homeless
Agriculture officials note that rice has the largest share of losses at P609.29 million, affecting some 31,749 farmers
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The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.
'Japan stands with the Philippines in overcoming this time of difficulties. Japan is ready to provide assistance needed by your country,' says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Rescuers are still looking for 107 people. Many are feared killed by mudslides and flash floods that buried or swept away hundreds of houses last weekend.
Tropical storm Vinta kills at least 200. It's an unusually high number that has not been seen since the calamitous Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), when the government doubled down on disaster preparedness.
In the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Filipinos to remember people suffering from calamities, including typhoon victims
'I wish to assure my prayers for the population of Mindanao in the Philippines,' Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve
Typhoon Vinta damages tents of some Marawi evacuees, forcing them to take shelter in other structures
The DSWD gives assurances that its personnel in affected areas are working round the clock, even on Christmas, to attend to needs of evacuees
'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen
The Social Weather Stations survey is conducted December 8-16, before floods, landslides, fire, and the extension of martial law happen
(UPDATED) Police say 144 people remain missing while more than 40,000 have fled to evacuation camps due to the tropical storm
Vinta (Tembin), the Philippines' 22nd tropical cyclone for 2017, exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility a day before Christmas
Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) has maximum winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h. Southern Palawan is under signal no. 1.
Vinta (Tembin) slightly strengthens as it hits Balabac, Palawan, with maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h
Vinta (Tembin) now has maximum winds of 100 km/h and gustiness of up to 135 km/h
Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) could make landfall in southern Palawan on Saturday evening, December 23
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According to agriculture officials, the affected commodities are rice, corn, high value crops, livestock or poultry, and agri-fishery facilities
(UPDATED) Police, soldiers, and volunteers are digging through the rubble of Dalama, a farming village of about 2,000 people, in search of more bodies
This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created
The town of Sibuco apparently is no stranger to deadly floods brought by typhoons as their shores face the open Sulu Sea
(5th UPDATE) Northern Mindanao police say 135 people have died in the region alone. Around 50 others in the Zamboanga Peninsula and 18 in Lanao del Sur are also reported dead.
Moderate to heavy rain is expected in the province of Palawan, while light to heavy rain will persist in Mindanao, the Visayas, Bicol, and the rest of Mimaropa
Signal no. 2 is raised over southern Palawan while signal no. 1 is up in northern Palawan. Warning signals are lifted in Mindanao.
Now back to being a tropical storm, Vinta (Tembin) is heading for southern Palawan
The City Information Office urges donors to either drop their donations at the City Hall or directly give them to victims in coordination with evacuation center managers to ensure orderly distribution of relief goods
Moderate to heavy rain will persist in southern Palawan, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay
Signal no. 1 is now raised in southern Palawan, where Vinta (Tembin) will pass through after the Sulu Sea
There are no more areas under signal no. 2, while a dozen areas are under signal no. 1 due to Vinta (Tembin)
(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
(UPDATED) The town of Tugaya in Lanao del Sur reported landslides and massive flooding
After Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, Vinta (Tembin) will cross the Misamis Occidental-Zamboanga del Norte area
In the photos taken by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong, residents are seen staying on top of their submerged houses
Vinta (Tembin) is back to being a tropical storm from a severe tropical storm, though moderate to heavy rain is still expected in parts of Mindanao and the Visayas
(UPDATED) The Philippine Coast Guard says the biggest number of stranded passengers was in Central Visayas, at 2,461
Over two dozen areas in Mindanao and the Visayas are under signal numbers 1 and 2 early Friday morning, December 22
As of 6 am on Friday, December 22, Vinta (Tembin) is already in the vicinity of Monkayo, Compostela Valley
In Cateel town, where the severe tropical storm made landfall on Friday, over 1,000 people seek shelter in evacuation centers
Vinta (Tembin) makes landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental at 1:45 am on Friday, December 22
Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) is set to make landfall in Surigao del Sur early Friday, December 22
Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)