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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

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

[OPINION] Preparing for typhoon season in the middle of a pandemic

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:33 AM

'Disaster planning managers in the country should do their homework as early as now'

Typhoon Ambo causes P1.37 billion in damage to agriculture

May 26, 2020 - 8:55 PM

The Department of Agriculture says Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) affected 70,533 farmers and fisherfolk in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas

Residents brave rains and strong wind as they walk past uprooted trees along a highway 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)

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)

What LGUs can do to prepare for disasters amid coronavirus outbreak

May 22, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Here are some ways that local governments can prepare for disasters during the coronavirus outbreak

Northern Samar under state of calamity due to Typhoon Ambo aftermath

May 22, 2020 - 11:57 AM

The province reels from the damage brought by Typhoon Ambo's strong winds and rain, on top of the coronavirus outbreak

FLOOD. Typhoon Ambo floods Las Navas town in Northern Samar. Photo from Teacher FA Abuque and Northern Samar Provincial Information Office

#ReliefPH: Help badly-hit towns recover from Typhoon Ambo

May 21, 2020 - 2:49 PM

With their disaster funds already nearly depleted by coronavirus-related preparations, local governments and groups appeal to the public to help their towns recover from Typhoon Ambo

JIPAPAD TOWN. Muddy floodwaters in parts of the town on May 16, 2020. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Ben Evardone

Another typhoon-ravaged town in Eastern Samar pleads for help

May 20, 2020 - 6:34 PM

The municipality of Jipapad and 8 other towns in Eastern Samar are under a state of calamity

Reeling from Typhoon Ambo, Eastern Samar town appeals for help

May 19, 2020 - 10:33 AM

The municipal government of Oras is seeking donations to help its residents bounce back after Typhoon Ambo destroyed their homes and their livelihood. Here's how you can help.

FLOODED. Several barangays in the municipality of Oras, Eastern Samar, under water after Typhoon Ambo brought torrential rains on May 14, 2020. All photos from Oras Mayor Viviane Alvarez

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

How local governments observed physical distancing in evacuation centers

May 17, 2020 - 8:41 AM

To help LGUs prepare better as the country gears up for the typhoon season during a pandemic, MovePH collates a number of response practices observed when Ambo hit the country

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

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

Bicol’s lone COVID-19 testing machine destroyed by Typhoon Ambo

May 16, 2020 - 7:00 AM

DOH Bicol sends to the RITM in Metro Manila the 146 remaining samples from the region that were not tested due to the fluctuating current brought about by the typhoon

COVID TESTING CENTER. The Bicol Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory. Photo from the DOH Bicol Facebook page

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

In Eastern Visayas, Typhoon Yolanda was last time ABS-CBN went off air

May 14, 2020 - 8:49 PM

UP Tacloban mass communication instructor says removing ABS-CBN creates an information void and worsens the already dire lack of independent news in the region

WASHED AWAY. A single house stands in a once busy village in Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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

Albay needs to evacuate 300,000 residents as Typhoon Ambo nears

May 14, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Local disaster councils are advised to follow evacuation and health protocols the provincial government put in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease

TYPHOON PREPARATIONS. Residents in Barangay Maoyod, Legazpi City prepare their homes for Typhoon Ambo winds. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Social distancing 'per family' at Typhoon Ambo evacuation centers

May 14, 2020 - 3:15 PM

As the first typhoon hits the Philippines amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials say families should stay at least one meter apart from other families at evacuation centers

EVACUATION CENTER. In this file photo, families stay in tents inside an evacuation center in Tanauan City, Batangas, during the eruption of Taal Volcano in January 2020. File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

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

Bicol on red alert, prepares for tropical depression Ambo amid coronavirus

May 12, 2020 - 8:13 PM

Bicol prepares for a 'complex disaster' amid the coronavirus pandemic. Evacuation will need to follow strict protocols for COVID-19 prevention.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Ambo as of May 11, 2020, 11 pm. Image from NOAA

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