typhoons in the Philippines - updates

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Typhoon Ursula death toll rises to 50

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Nearly 85,000 Filipinos displaced by the storm will spend New Year's Eve in temporary shelters

URSULA AFTERMATH. The Biliran provincial government declared a state of calamity on Friday, December 27, following the trail of destruction that Typhoon Ursula left in the province. Photo by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

Typhoon Ursula death toll climbs to 47

Dec 29, 2019 - 4:36 PM

(UPDATED) Among the fatalities are fishermen caught at sea when the storm hit on Christmas Day

CAUGHT AT SEA. Some of the fatalities from Typhoon Ursula were fishermen whose boats capsized in the waters off Mindoro. Photo of the storm's aftermath in Biliran by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

Ursula leaves PAR as tropical storm

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The deadly Ursula (Phanfone) exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 9:50 am on Saturday, December 28

Ursula inching away, but tail-end of a cold front affecting Northern Luzon

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Moderate to heavy rain is expected in Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, and Apayao on Friday, December 27, due to the tail-end of a cold front

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Typhoon Ursula

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Communities affected by Typhoon Ursula need your support. This page shows how you can help.

No more areas under wind signals due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The trough or extension of Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone), however, will continue to bring rain to parts of Luzon

At least 16 people dead due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:06 PM

(4th UPDATE) The fatalities are from Iloilo, Capiz, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Biliran, where the storm caused heavy floods and destruction

DEADLY STORM. Typhoon Ursula hit the central islands of the Philippines as the country celebrated Christmas. Photo courtesy of Tacloban City Vice Mayor Jerry Sambo Yaokasin

Typhoon Ursula slightly weakens as it begins to move away from PH

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Signal No. 1 is raised only in the northwestern part of Occidental Mindoro and the Calamian Islands as of 11 am on Thursday, December 26. There may still be some rain in parts of Luzon.

Typhoon Ursula now over West PH Sea

Dec 26, 2019 - 7:20 AM

There will still be rain in parts of Luzon on Thursday, December 26, but weather is later expected to gradually improve

Signal No. 3 lifted as Typhoon Ursula off to West PH Sea

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:10 AM

There are still areas under Signal Nos. 1 and 2 due to Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) as of 11 pm on Christmas Day

Typhoon Ursula batters Calamian Islands

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Rain from Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) persists in parts of Luzon and the Visayas early Wednesday evening, December 25

Typhoon Ursula makes 7th landfall in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) brings very destructive winds and intense rainfall to the southern parts of Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro on the afternoon of Christmas Day

Typhoon Ursula heads for Mindoro after 6 Visayas landfalls

Dec 25, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula's 6th landfall is in Caluya Island, Antique, at 1 pm on Christmas Day

Typhoon Ursula crosses northern tip of Aklan-Antique

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) makes its 5th landfall in Ibajay, Aklan, at 8:40 am on Christmas Day

Typhoon Ursula lashes parts of Visayas, Mimaropa on Christmas

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) is 30 kilometers northwest of Roxas City, Capiz, or 95 kilometers south southeast of Romblon town, Romblon, early Christmas morning

Typhoon Ursula slightly intensifies off Capiz

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:35 AM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) moves over the Jintotolo Channel off Capiz, after making its 4th landfall in Gigantes Islands, Carles, Iloilo

Typhoon Ursula off to Masbate-Panay after 3 landfalls

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:20 AM

PAGASA says Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) has made landfall thrice, so far – in Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Biliran

Typhoon Ursula even stronger as it heads for Tacloban-Palo

Dec 24, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) has maximum winds of 130 km/h and gustiness of up to 180 km/h early Tuesday evening, December 24

Typhoon Ursula makes landfall in Eastern Samar

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) hits Salcedo, Eastern Samar, at 4:45 pm on Christmas Eve

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:55 PM

On Christmas eve, local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) by evacuating residents and preparing equipment ahead of its landfall

Ahead of Typhoon Ursula's landfall, the local government unit of Naval, Biliran deployed evacuation tents with some tents dedicated for senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women. Photos courtesy of @biliranisland on Twitter

Ursula now a typhoon 'endangering' Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Signal No. 3 is raised for the first time as Ursula (Phanfone) intensifies into a typhoon early Tuesday afternoon, December 24, shortly before its looming landfall

Ursula may become typhoon before Eastern Samar landfall

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Hours before its expected landfall on Christmas Eve, Severe Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is still gaining strength

Severe Tropical Storm Ursula gains more strength as it nears Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Ursula (Phanfone) is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon or evening, December 24, either as a severe tropical storm or as a typhoon

Ursula intensifies into severe tropical storm

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:50 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 are raised in even more areas as of 5 am on Tuesday, December 24. Metro Manila is now under Signal No. 1.

Tropical Storm Ursula strengthens again en route to Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) has maximum winds of 85 km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h late Monday evening, December 23

More areas under Signal Nos. 1, 2 due to Tropical Storm Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is 625 kilometers east of Surigao City early Monday evening, December 23. It maintains its strength.

Signal No. 2 in Guiuan as Tropical Storm Ursula slightly intensifies

Dec 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The municipality of Guiuan in the province of Eastern Samar is the first area to be placed under Signal No. 2 due to Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone)

2 days before Christmas, sea travel suspended in Visayas areas threatened by Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) Over 2,600 passengers across the region are stranded due to the suspension of sea travel

STRANDED. Passengers headed home to surrounding provinces for Christmas are stranded at the Port of Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

PAGASA: Be vigilant, Tropical Storm Ursula may hit Christmas Eve

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'Maaari pong tayo'y magno-noche buena pagdaan ng bagyo.... Maging vigilant po tayo,' says PAGASA official Esperanza Cayanan

Tropical Storm Ursula enters PAR

Dec 23, 2019 - 6:20 AM

(UPDATED) Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is the Philippines' 21st tropical cyclone for 2019, exceeding the yearly average of 20

Tropical depression outside PAR now Tropical Storm Phanfone

Dec 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Tropical Storm Phanfone is already 1,265 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Sunday afternoon, December 22, set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical cyclone might enter PAR by December 22 or 23

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:30 PM

The tropical depression will be given the local name Ursula when it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, possibly as early as Sunday night, December 22

Tropical cyclone threatens to ruin Christmas for parts of PH

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

A tropical cyclone might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility and affect parts of the country just as Filipinos are celebrating Christmas

Robredo’s Angat Buhay donates P4.58-million relief to Tisoy victims in Bicol

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Angat Buhay and its partner organizations donate sacks of rice, hygiene kits, and an undisclosed amount of financial assistance to typhoon-hit areas in the region

HELP AFTER TISOY. Vice President Leni Robredo hands out the hygiene kits in communities in Albay and Sorsogon, where her office extended relief assistance to families affected by the typhoon. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Tisoy weakens into tropical depression as it leaves PAR

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Though Tisoy (Kammuri) is no longer inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, there may still be heavy rain due to the surge of the northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a cold front

Tisoy weakens into tropical storm, but PAGASA warns of northeast monsoon

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Tisoy (Kammuri) is no longer directly affecting the Philippines, but the northeast monsoon is seen to bring heavy rain to Northern Luzon until Thursday, December 5

Duterte to visit Bicol as Typhoon Tisoy leaves agriculture, housing damage

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The damage to fisheries and livestock in Sorsogon province alone is estimated at nearly P700 million

ALBAY HIT. Strong winds and heavy rain toppled electrical posts, trees, and debris in Legazpi, Albay, blocking roads in some areas across Bicol after Typhoon Tisoy battered the region for nearly 8 hours. Photos from Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Robredo to visit, give aid to Typhoon Tisoy victims in Bicol

Dec 04, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says her anti-poverty program Angat Buhay will help provide housing materials and potable drinking water to typhoon victims

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Tisoy causes flooding at Barangay Basud in Polangui, Albay on December 3, 2019. File photo by Sheyla Agawa

Tisoy moving away, no more areas under wind signals

Dec 04, 2019 - 12:50 PM

But the northeast monsoon is still affecting parts of Luzon, so there could be some rain and gusty conditions on Wednesday, December 4

Tisoy weakens into severe tropical storm

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) is downgraded to a severe tropical storm while making its way out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility early Wednesday, December 4

Typhoon Tisoy over West PH Sea, weather seen to improve December 4

Dec 04, 2019 - 12:40 AM

PAGASA says conditions are expected to improve beginning Wednesday, December 4, as Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) is moving away from the Philippines

Typhoon Tisoy maintains strength over Mindoro Strait

Dec 03, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Only the northern part of Occidental Mindoro remains under Signal No. 3 as of 8 pm on Tuesday, December 3. Metro Manila is still under Signal No. 2.

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy causes floods, damage in parts of Samar Island

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Netizens share photos of the aftermath of #TisoyPH in Samar and Northern Samar provinces

LOOK: Brgy Cagogobngan in Catubig, Northern Samar is experiencing severe flooding due to Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, December 3. #TisoyPH Photo by Jerry James D. Acdang

Typhoon Tisoy leaves 600 families homeless in Albay

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Albay remains powerless while communication lines are were also affected by typhoon

AFTERMATH. Residents of coastal villages in Legazpi City are left homeless by Typhoon Tisoy after barreling for province of Albay for 8 hours from Monday, December 2, until Tuesday morning, December 3, 2019. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Isolated Occidental Mindoro island fears storm surge, appeals for help

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Lubang Municipal Administrator Willy Bleza says their food packs will last only until Wednesday morning, December 4

EVACUATION. Families on Lubang Island start evacuation the night of December 2, 2019, before Typhoon Tisoy's landfall. Photo courtesy of Lubang Municipal Administrator Willy Blez

Typhoon Tisoy exits landmass via Occidental Mindoro

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) is already 110 kilometers northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, or 135 kilometers north of Coron, Palawan, as of late Tuesday afternoon, December 3

#WeSwimAsOne trends as Filipino workers brave Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Workers who have to be on duty share funny tweets and memes about their situation while others give words of encouragement and some safety reminders

Typhoon Tisoy makes 4th landfall in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) further weakens as it begins to cross the northern parts of the Mindoro provinces early Tuesday afternoon, December 3

Kalamidad at social media

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Kailangan lang mai-channel ang ating pagkahumaling sa social media for the greater good, lalo na para sa mga nasalanta at naapektuhan ng bagyo. Puwedeng mag-fundraising, puwedeng makibalita sa relief operations.

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy leaves trail of destruction across Bicol

Dec 03, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Several buildings, trees, and electrical posts across the Bicol region are damaged after Typhoon Tisoy lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain

DAMAGE. Several areas in Guinobatan, Albay face damage due to Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, December 3. Photo by Guinobatan Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco