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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

Duterte on CPP-NPA, Duterte visits Biliran, Facebook | Midday wRap

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

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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

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.

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Dec 18, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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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.

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Dec 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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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

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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

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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

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'

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Dec 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Thousands stranded in Bicol, Eastern Visayas ports due to Urduja

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Sea trips to and from at least 5 ports have been suspended by the Philippine Coast Guard

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Dec 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

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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

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Dec 13, 2017 - 5:35 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addresses the members of the Malacañang Press Corps during the Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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.

Tropical Depression Urduja maintains strength over Philippine Sea

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:15 PM

There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals, but the Visayas, Bicol, and Caraga should watch out for moderate to heavy rain

Low pressure area now Tropical Depression Urduja

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Urduja is 480 kilometers east northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving north northwest at a very slow 6 kilometers per hour