Rappler's latest stories on Tropical Storm Vinta
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) 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
'This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,' said EU's Christos Stylianides.
'Tingin ko hindi naging maganda iyong 2017 as far as pagkakaisa is concerned – masyadong polarized iyong mga Pilipino noong mga nakaraang buwan at nakaraang taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?
DSWD distributes cash aid to affected areas in the municipalities of Bacolod Kalawi, Madalum, Wato Balindong, and Tugaya in Lanao del Sur
China joins Japan in committing to aid Davao City after two tragedies affected its residents just before Christmas
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says they plan to distribute a second batch of food packs on December 30 to 31 in anticipation of New Year's Eve
Read this to know how you can help victims of Severe Tropical Storm Vinta through the Philippine Red Cross
The price freeze holds for 15 days on household LPG and kerosene as areas in the Visayas and Mindanao deal with the aftermath of two pre-holiday storms
Rappler is compiling a list of countries that have sent messages of sympathy or assistance after Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) in the Philippines
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
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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.
'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen
(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
Of the 4 road sections are closed to traffic, 3 are in Region X, while one is in Region XIII
The state of calamity authorizes Lanao del Norte 'to utilize all available funds for the year 2017' to immediately help victims of Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)
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
In its wake, the tropical storm inundates several villages, 'wipes out' communities, and displaces thousands of Filipinos a few days before Christmas
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
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
DSWD is calling for volunteers to repack relief goods at the National Resource Operations Center in Chapel Road, Pasay City
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
After Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, Vinta (Tembin) will cross the Misamis Occidental-Zamboanga del Norte area
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Located near the coastline and the Cugman river, the flooded area has been identified as an area highly susceptible to flooding even before Vinta's landfall
(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Vinta need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.
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