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'Worst trend' in decades: Most Filipinos say quality of life got worse in past year

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:38 PM

In the 135 surveys the Social Weather Stations has run on the same issue over 37 years, the May 2020 probe has the highest percentage of respondents who believe their quality of life got worse

QUALITY OF LIFE. In this file photo, residents look out of windows at an informal settlers' community in Manila on March 18, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

9 in 10 Filipinos 'stressed' with coronavirus pandemic – SWS

Jun 13, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Stress is high among those who lost their jobs and have jobs but stopped receiving salaries

LOCKDOWN. The usually crowded streets of Tondo (District I) are empty on May 4, 2020, the 2nd day of the hard lock down implemented by the LGU. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Butchoy intensifies into tropical storm, leaves PAR

Jun 13, 2020 - 12:15 AM

Tropical Storm Butchoy (Nuri) leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday evening, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy moving away, but monsoon rain seen

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:40 PM

There are no more areas under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Butchoy as of 11 am on Friday, June 12

PAGASA declares start of rainy season in Philippines

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Thunderstorms, Tropical Depression Butchoy, and the southwest monsoon bring rain over a 5-day period, triggering PAGASA's declaration on Friday, June 12

Bicycle riders wade through floods along Taft Avenue in Manila after a heavy rainfall caused by Tropical Depression Butchoy on June 11, 2020. Motorists were also stuck in heavy traffic. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Tropical Depression Butchoy exits land, now over West Philippine Sea

Jun 12, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Tropical Depression Butchoy is already off the coast of Zambales on the morning of Philippine Independence Day, after crossing Central Luzon overnight

Tropical Depression Butchoy moves over Zambales

Jun 12, 2020 - 6:45 AM

After Zambales, Tropical Depression Butchoy will be over the West Philippine Sea by Friday morning, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy in Pampanga, moving toward Zambales

Jun 12, 2020 - 2:50 AM

Tropical Depression Butchoy is in the vicinity of Mabalacat, Pampanga, early Friday, June 12

Tropical Depression Butchoy crosses Bulacan, heads for Pampanga-Tarlac area

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:40 AM

Tropical Depression Butchoy maintains its strength as it makes its way through Central Luzon late Thursday evening, June 11

Tropical Depression Butchoy makes landfall twice in Quezon

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:05 PM

Tropical Depression Butchoy will continue to bring light to heavy rain after hitting Polillo and Infanta in Quezon province on Thursday, June 11

Low pressure area now Tropical Depression Butchoy

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are placed under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Butchoy on Thursday afternoon, June 11

PAGASA: LPA might become tropical depression on June 11

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:25 AM

If the low pressure area becomes a tropical depression, it would be given the local name Butchoy

LPA off Eastern Samar, winds from southwest causing rain

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The low pressure area is 30 kilometers east northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, as of Wednesday morning, June 10

LIST: Where to get official, reliable information during typhoons

May 25, 2020 - 6:44 PM

The wet season may be tougher to endure during a pandemic. Bookmark this page to know where to access key information in times of disasters.

A motorist braving rains and strong wind maneouvers along a highway littered with fallen coconut trees in Can-avid town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on May 14, 2020, as Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall. - A powerful typhoon hit the central Philippines on May 14, forcing a complicated and risky evacuation for tens of thousands already hunkered down at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the twin threat of the storm and the virus, evacuation centres in the central Philippines will only accept half their capacity and evacuees will have to wear facemasks. (Photo by Alren BERONIO / AFP)

Filipinos more worried over COVID-19 compared to previous viruses – SWS

May 24, 2020 - 4:12 PM

The survey shows Filipinos' concern that family members will be infected with the coronavirus disease is much greater than their past worries over acquiring other diseases like Ebola and SARS

COVID-19 TESTING. Residents of Barangay Culiat in Quezon City, observe physical distancing as they undergo the COVID-19 rapid testing on May 21, 2020, at the Vargas Lane Covered Court. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ambo weakens into low pressure area

May 17, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Signal No. 1 is lifted in Batanes, but PAGASA says there will still be rain in the province until Sunday evening, May 17

Tropical Depression Ambo barely moving over Luzon Strait

May 17, 2020 - 6:35 AM

Tropical Depression Ambo (Vongfong) is likely to weaken into a low pressure area in the next 12 to 24 hours, says PAGASA at 5 am on Sunday, May 17

Ambo weakens into tropical depression over Luzon Strait

May 16, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Signal No. 1 remains up in parts of Northern Luzon as of 8 pm on Saturday, May 16, even as Ambo (Vongfong) continues to weaken

Tropical Storm Ambo speeds up over West Philippine Sea

May 16, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is 110 kilometers north northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, as of late Saturday afternoon, May 16

Microsatellites could provide data useful for rainfall forecasting – study

May 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

A recently published study showcases how Diwata-1, the Philippines' first microsatellite, was able to measure cloud top height, helping enable more accurate rainfall forecasting

Tropical Storm Ambo maintains strength off Ilocos Sur

May 16, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, early Saturday morning, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo moves over Benguet

May 16, 2020 - 6:20 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) will continue crossing Northern Luzon before emerging over the coastal waters of the Ilocos Region on Saturday, May 16

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo crossing Bulacan, Nueva Ecija

May 16, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 remain raised in many parts of Luzon as of 11 pm on Friday, May 15, even as Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) continues to weaken

Ambo off to Bulacan after making 7th landfall in Quezon

May 15, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) makes its 7th landfall in Real, Quezon, then heads for Bulacan early Friday evening, May 15

Ambo weakens into severe tropical storm

May 15, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Though Ambo (Vongfong) is no longer a typhoon as of early Friday afternoon, May 15, it will continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to areas in its path

Typhoon Ambo heading for northern Quezon, Laguna

May 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) hits the southern part of Quezon on Friday morning, May 15. The next areas in its path are the northern part of Quezon and the neighboring province of Laguna.

Typhoon Ambo forces 140,000 from homes in virus-hit Philippines

May 15, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Many spaces normally used as storm shelters are currently in use as quarantine sites for people suspected of being infected with coronavirus

SHELTER. Residents in Barangay Maoyod, Legazpi City fix their houses before Typhoon Ambo hit Albay province May 15. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Typhoon Ambo makes 6th landfall in Quezon, rain begins in Metro Manila

May 15, 2020 - 9:20 AM

PAGASA warns of moderate to heavy rain – possibly intense at times – as Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) crosses more areas in Luzon on Friday, May 15

Typhoon Ambo makes 5th landfall in Burias Island

May 15, 2020 - 6:25 AM

After making landfall 5 times, Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) could hit land again in the Bondoc Peninsula in the southern part of Quezon on Friday morning, May 15

Typhoon Ambo bringing heavy rain to Sorsogon, Ticao Island

May 15, 2020 - 12:30 AM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is back over water late Thursday evening, May 14, but could soon make landfall again in Bicol

Typhoon Ambo maintains strength as it crosses Northern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Dozens of areas are under Signal Nos. 1, 2, and 3 as of 8 pm on Thursday, May 14, as Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) continues to barrel through the island of Samar

Typhoon Ambo lashes Samar after landfall

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

PAGASA says late Thursday afternoon, May 14, that Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is 'bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rain' while in the vicinity of San Jose de Buan, Samar

Typhoon Ambo makes landfall in Eastern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) hits the town of San Policarpo in the province of Eastern Samar on Thursday, May 14

Typhoon Ambo set to make landfall in Northern or Eastern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 12:00 PM

PAGASA says Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) could hit Northern Samar or Eastern Samar early Thursday afternoon, May 14

Stronger Typhoon Ambo threatens Eastern, Northern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 9:20 AM

More areas are placed under tropical cyclone wind signals as of 8 am on Thursday, May 14, including Metro Manila, which is now under Signal No. 1

Typhoon Ambo strengthens again, moves closer to Northern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 AM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is now expected to make landfall in Northern Samar on Thursday, May 14, in the afternoon or evening

Ambo rapidly intensifies into a typhoon

May 13, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) has maximum winds of 130 km/h and gustiness of up to 160 km/h as of Wednesday evening, May 13, still approaching Eastern Visayas and Bicol

Ambo strengthens into severe tropical storm

May 13, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Aside from areas in Eastern Visayas, parts of Bicol are also placed under Signal No. 1 due to Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) on Wednesday afternoon, May 13

Tropical Storm Ambo bringing rain to Eastern Visayas

May 13, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Parts of Eastern Visayas are under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) on Wednesday morning, May 13

Signal No. 1 up in parts of Eastern, Northern Samar due to Ambo

May 13, 2020 - 6:45 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) strengthens again over the Philippine Sea in the early hours of Wednesday, May 13

Ambo intensifies into tropical storm

May 12, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Ambo is given the international name Vongfong as it becomes a tropical storm on Tuesday evening, May 12

Tropical Depression Ambo seen to become tropical storm on May 12

May 12, 2020 - 12:15 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Depression Ambo is expected to intensify as it continues to move slowly over water

Tropical Depression Ambo likely to head for Luzon

May 11, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Tropical Depression Ambo remains east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, but its forecast track on Monday morning, May 11, shows a possible landfall in Bicol later in the week

Tropical Depression Ambo to trigger rain in Mindanao

May 10, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Tropical Depression Ambo is 405 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, as of late Sunday evening, May 10

LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2020

May 10, 2020 - 9:30 PM

Here are the names for tropical cyclones that will enter or form inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility in 2020

LPA off Mindanao develops into Tropical Depression Ambo

May 10, 2020 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) Tropical Depression Ambo is the Philippines' first tropical cyclone for 2020

Pandemic taking toll on weather and climate watch – U.N.

May 07, 2020 - 7:03 PM

Surface-based weather observations have also declined, especially in Africa and parts of Central and South America where many stations are run manually

WMO. A view of the building of the World Meteorological Organization on August 8, 2019 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

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PAGASA declares start of dry season in Philippines

Mar 20, 2020 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Expect hotter days ahead as the Philippines' dry season begins

LPA triggers rain in Palawan

Mar 08, 2020 - 12:05 PM

The low pressure area is 180 kilometers south southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, on Sunday morning, March 8