Typhoon Mangkhut
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Cimatu orders 'minahang bayan' review after Itogon tragedy

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to review all minahang bayan applications after the tragic landslide in Itogon, Benguet

44 bodies recovered from Benguet landslides

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:51 PM

There are 66 missing in the mining town with most of them in Ucab, with 60 missing

RECEOVERED. Rescuers retrieve a body buried from a landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet on September 17, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be 'worst-case scenario' losses of about P7.9 billion

NO HARVEST. La Paz rice fields turns into a lake after floods inundate fields. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong causes over P400M in damage to universities

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III says affected state universities are in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera Administrative Region

DAMAGE. Heavy damage is seen after strong winds from Typhoon Ompong uprooted trees and destroyed structures. Photo from Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Iglesia ni Cristo donates to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike

READY TO HELP. The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief goods in La Trinidad, Benguet, to help victims of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from Iglesia ni Cristo News and Updates on Facebook

Cagayan farmers on Ompong-hit crops: 'Like losing gamble vs nature'

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'Parang talo na lang sa sugal. Ganoon na lang ang iniisip natin kasi hindi naman natin hawak 'yung panahon,' says 48-year-old farmer Ricardo Rumbaua

Cagayan farmers on typhoon-damaged crops: 'Feels like losing to gambling'. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 74

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Majority of fatalities and the missing are in the Cordillera Administrative Region

LANDSLIDE. 5 bodies recovered from the Portal 070 Lower Gumok landslide in Ucab, Itogon. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong affects over 800,000

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Days after Ompong (Mangkhut) left the Philippines, the number of individuals affected by the typhoon continues to climb as reports come in

DESTRUCTION. Fallen trees, branches fill roads and houses are left destroyed in the wake of Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

In Itogon, sister volunteers to dig beneath the soil to look for brother

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Benylyn Gumuwang still believes her brother Harvey will come home alive, even if officials or other miners say he is most likely gone

STILL LOOKING. Benylyn Gumuwang, 45, volunteers to look for her missing brother who is a miner in Itogon, Benguet. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

‘Houses flew’ when Ompong came

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Hundreds of houses and plenty of crops in the farming town of Baggao in Cagayan Valley are lost to Typhoon Ompong. What do locals do? They rebuild and plant again.

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.8 billion in agricultural damage

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The government says around 171,932 farmers have been affected by Ompong (Mangkhut)

CRY ME A RIVER. Samuel Castro was just waiting for Monday. He has nothing to harvest now. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Agta leader from Typhoon Ompong's ground zero walks 6 hours to ask for aid

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Marlon Rosalem walked 6 hours hoping to bring home some help from the local government, as he said relief goods have yet to reach their community

Marlon Rosalem, an Agta leader, talks to municipal social workers to ask for aid for his typhoon-hit community. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Countries send condolences to Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

SEARCH OPERATIONS. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and retrieval operations for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte meets families of Ompong landslide victims

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte distributes financial aid and other types of assistance to 22 families in Benguet

Photo from Malacañang

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:16 PM

In the high-rise city of Hong Kong, the government describes the damage as 'severe and extensive' with more than 300 people injured in Mangkhut, which triggered the maximum T10 typhoon alert

HONG KONG CLEANUP. Workers clean a company office, in a harborside commercial building, whose windows were blown out the day before during Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Filipino farmers risk death to save crop from Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:37 PM

It's a 'kapit sa patalim' situation for the hardy Filipino farmer

Farmer Josephine Dayag shows us her corn plantation damaged by strong winds in Brgy Lingu, Solana, Cagayan Valley after super typhoon Mangkhut locally named "Ompong," made its landfall in the Northern Philippines, on September 16, 2018. Department of Agriculture says the Super Typhoon may damage 1.22 million hectares of rice and corn. Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Greenpeace

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, September 18

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, September 18

PNP SAF joins search mission for victims of Benguet landslides

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also says cops will now focus on maintaining law and order in affected areas, and supporting relief and rehabilitation efforts

Policemen lon September 17, 2017, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

2 Filipinas hurt, 41 rescued in Hong Kong due to Mangkhut

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:48 AM

A Filipina tourist in Hong Kong undergoes leg surgery after she is hit by flying debris, while another Filipina is also hit by debris due to Typhoon Mangkhut

TYPHOON MANGKHUT. People walk through a flooded shopping mall in Heng Fa Chuen district during Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 16, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

PNP: Typhoon Ompong death toll climbs to 66

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says 52 remain missing, nearly all of them in the Cordillera Administrative Region

CASUALTIES. Bodies retrived from the landslide in Portal 070 Lower Gumok, Ucab, Itogon on September 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tarlac rice fields turn into a lake

Sep 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Farmers are left with nothing to harvest after floods inundate their fields

GONE. Two days ago, this was a rice field with crops scheduled to be harvested next week. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte jokes: Push COA auditor in Ilocos Norte down the stairs

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos complains about the Commission on Audit to President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting on Typhoon Ompong's effects on the province

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the updates on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong' during a situation briefing with the members of his cabinet and local government officials held at the Provincial Capitol in Laoag, Ilocos Norte on September 16, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Power, communications restoration underway in Ompong-hit Cagayan

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Photo from Cagayan Provincial Information Office

NDRRMC sorry for saying 2 Ompong responders died in landslide

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Executive Director Ricardo Jalad says the two responders in the Cordillera Administrative Region, initially reported as dead, were actually accounted for

APOLOGIES. In this file photo, Ricardo Jalad, undersecretary of the Office of Civil Defense, speaks during the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparednesson July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a look at the condition of airports in typhoon-hit areas

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Sea trips resume in parts of Luzon, Visayas

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard gives the go signal after the exit of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Photo by Mauricio Victa

Areas under state of calamity due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Here is a list of areas placed under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Ompong

Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Baguio still has no electricity in major parts of the city. September 16, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte visits Cagayan, condoles with Ompong-hit families

Sep 16, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'I share the grief of those who lost their loved ones,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in Ompong-hit Cagayan

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte watches an aerial footage showing the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon 'Ompong' in some areas of Cagayan Valley during a situation briefing at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018. Joining the President are Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Macau shuts down casinos for first time as Mangkhut approaches

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Casino staff say that venues would be shut until further notice as the city raised its second highest storm warning

MACAU CASINOS. A general view shows Casino Lisboa (C) before the expected arrival of Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Macau on September 15, 2018. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

At least 250,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:10 AM

As of Sunday morning, September 16, over 133,000 persons are in evacuation centers

AFFECTED. Residents of Purok Bagong Sikat in San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac brave the flood caused by Typhoon Ompong on September 16, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

At least 59 dead in Philippines due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(5th UPDATE) Most of the fatalities are in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was badly hit by landslides

A massive landslide in Portal 07, Loacan, Itogon buried a number of bunkhouses killing 13 people. Forty more more remained missing. Photo courtesy of Lily Ann Rosal-Ullani

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 17

Sep 16, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Monday, September 17

Warning signals lifted as Ompong farther outside PAR

Sep 16, 2018 - 6:55 AM

But Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) is still enhancing the southwest monsoon even if it is no longer in the Philippine Area of Responsibility

P6.1-M medical aid given to Typhoon Ompong victims

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Health says 34 health emergency response teams have been stationed in affected regions

STRANDED. Typhoon Ompong strands passengers in Bicol while soldiers evacuate people. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Baggao town in Cagayan worst hit by Typhoon Ompong – DND

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the coastal town of Baggao was in the direct path of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) when it hit land at 1:40 am Saturday

'MOST DAMAGED'.Rescue workers clear a road of debris and toppled electric posts caused by strong winds due to super Typhoon Mangkhut as they try to reach Baggao town in Cagayan province, north of Manila September 15, 2018. Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines, with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

IN PHOTOS: The wrath of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:21 PM

(UPDATED) Ompong tears off roofs, uproots trees, and floods roads in Northern Luzon. Parts of Metro Manila also suffer some damage.

AFTER THE LANDFALL. A father carries his sick child as its being transferred to another car as their ambulance get stuck on a highway by toppled electric posts caused by strong winds after Typhoon Ompong made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan province on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Typhoon Ompong out of PAR, but still enhancing monsoon

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Ompong (Mangkhut) exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday evening, September 15, and heads for China

DFA tells Filipinos in Hong Kong: Prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs calls on Filipinos in Hong Kong to 'take precautions in view of the expected onslaught...of Typhoon Mangkhut'

Christian churches seek donations for Filipinos hit by Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and CBN Asia, producer of 'The 700 Club Asia,' call for donations for those hit by Typhoon Ompong

TYPHOON OMPONG. Residents of Barangay Banaba in San Mateo, Rizal, suffer flooding due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) on September 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong set to leave PAR

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union remain under Signal No. 3 even as Ompong (Mangkhut) is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility

LOOK: Father rushes sick child to hospital in Ompong-hit Cagayan

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:26 PM

An electric pole toppled by strong winds blocks an ambulance with a sick child in Baggao, Cagayan

A father carries his sick child as its being transferred to another car as their ambulance is stucked on a highway by toppled electric posts caused by strong winds after Typhoon Mangkhut hit Baggao town in Cagayan province, north of Manila September 15, 2018. Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines, with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

LOOK: 5 dead in Baguio City due to Typhoon Ompong flood

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:34 PM

At least 5 people have died and 5 are missing due to the typhoon, says Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan

FLOODS. Baguio Flood caused strong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PAGASA: Rain will continue even if Ompong leaves PAR

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility between 8 pm and 10 pm on Saturday, September 15

2,335 families in Pangasinan evacuated due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

About 9,507 individuals are temporarily seeking shelter in 104 evacuation centers across the province

2 responders, child dead due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police records at least 2 missing and 4 injured individuals

IN PHOTOS: Some areas in Baguio City were flooded part of City Camp Lagoon caused lStrong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Cedrick Victa Macadangdang

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:57 PM

People affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

1,605 families in 9 Zambales towns evacuate during Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Along with 9 other provinces, Zambales is still under Signal no. 2 as of Saturday afternoon, September 15

Caritas sends initial P1 million for areas hit by Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'Bukas ang ating mga simbahan para makatulong sa inyo,' says Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud

TYPHOON'S IMPACT. Tuguegarao is one of the areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in the Philippines. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

29 areas still under warning signals due to Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) maintains its strength and speed early Saturday afternoon, September 15, while located 85 kilometers west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Telco problems in Typhoon Ompong areas

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Smart and Globe offer free charging and calling stations in affected areas

IN PHOTOS: Some areas in Baguio City were flooded part of City Camp Lagoon caused lStrong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Cedrick Victa Macadangdang