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LPA now Tropical Depression Dodong

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Tropical Depression Dodong, the Philippines' 4th tropical cyclone for 2019, is enhancing the southwest monsoon

Southwest monsoon to affect parts of PH on June 25

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will hit parts of the Philippines, including Metro Manila, on Tuesday, June 25

PAGASA spots low pressure area outside PAR

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The low pressure area is 1,380 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Thursday, June 20, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

'Record-low' number of Filipino families who consider themselves poor in Q1 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Based on the results of the March 2019 SWS survey, 9.5 million families consider themselves poor, down from 11.6 million families in December 2018

URBAN POOR. An elder brother cooks food for his siblings near their shelter along NIA Road in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

Typhoons ahead as Philippines' rainy season begins

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) State weather bureau PAGASA declares the start of the rainy season on Friday, June 14

Passengers stranded along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, due to sudden downpour cause by southwest monsoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Southwest monsoon begins, but not yet rainy season

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:40 PM

PAGASA announces the onset of the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat in the Philippines on Tuesday, June 11

LPA affecting Mindanao seen to dissipate within hours

May 12, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The low pressure area is in the vicinity of San Luis, Agusan del Sur, as of Sunday afternoon, May 12

LPA off Surigao del Sur bringing rain to Caraga, Davao

May 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The good thing: this low pressure area could dissipate before the elections on Monday, May 13

Duterte gov’t hits record-high satisfaction rating in Q1 – poll

May 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

(UPDATED) Filipinos are most satisfied with the government’s efforts to help the poor and least satisfied with its fight against inflation, according to the First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey of Social Weather Stations

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacanang Palace on April 1, 2019. Presidential Photo

Robredo’s net satisfaction rating soars in March – SWS

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating jumps to a 'good' +42 in March from a 'moderate' +27 in December 2018

RATING UP. Vice President Leni Robredo shows a 15-point increase in her net satisfaction rating, according to a SWS survey released on her 54th birthday on April 23, 2019. Photo by OVP

Trust in China 'neutral' as U.S. keeps 'very good' rating

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Japan and Australia maintain their 'good' net trust ratings in a recent survey by polling firm Social Weather Stations

UNPOPULAR COUNTRY. One of hundreds of protesters wears a 'China out' hat at a Day of Valor rally in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City on April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: 'Kimi no Na wa' director releases trailer and poster for new anime movie

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You' is directed by Makoto Shinkai, the man behind anime masterpiece 'Kimi no Na wa'

Duterte's satisfaction rating bounces back to personal high – SWS

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating returns to its high level recorded in June 2017, buoyed by the approval of Mindanaoans

SATISFACTION RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st Annual Convention of the Prosecutor's League of the Philippines at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

'Ang init!': The heat index, explained

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:15 PM

The heat index isn't just about the temperature. Here's what it means, how it affects people, and what people can do to protect themselves.

Low pressure area out of PAR, but rain still seen in Mindanao

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The low pressure area is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but its trough or extension will continue to affect Mindanao

PAGASA spots low pressure area

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The trough or extension of the low pressure area is expected to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms to Caraga

Only 2 in 10 Filipinos believe China has good intentions for PH

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Respondents of the Social Weather Stations survey are asked whether they agree or disagree with the statement, 'Most of what the Chinese government wants to happen in the Philippines is good for the Filipinos'

XI AND DUTERTE. Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte on November 20, 2018. Screengrab from RTVM

First 3 films announced for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:19 PM

'Cuddle Weather,' 'The Panti Sisters,' and 'LSS' are officially announced as the first 3 films for the film festival in September

25% of Filipinos want candidates who 'will not be corrupt' – SWS

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Other top qualities that Filipinos are looking for in senatorial candidates include concern for the poor and trustworthiness, says a Social Weather Stations survey

NO TO CORRUPTION. A December 2018 survey from the Social Weather Stations showed the top quality Filipinos wanted in a senatorial candidate was they "will not be corrupt."

PAGASA declares start of dry season

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The state weather bureau advises everyone to 'take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress' and also 'optimize the daily use of water'

Chedeng makes landfall in Davao Occidental, becomes LPA

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Tropical Depression Chedeng weakens into a low pressure area after hitting Davao Occidental on Tuesday, March 19

Tropical Depression Chedeng shifts toward Davao Occidental

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Chedeng might make landfall in the eastern coast of Davao Occidental between 2 am and 6 am on Tuesday, March 19

Tropical Depression Chedeng slows down en route to Davao Oriental

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Moderate to heavy rain will persist in the regions of Caraga and Davao on Monday, March 18

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, March 19

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, March 19

Tropical Depression Chedeng to affect Davao, Caraga

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:45 AM

There are 10 areas in Mindanao under Signal No. 1 as of Monday morning, March 18

Rain from Tropical Depression Chedeng to begin on March 18

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:25 AM

The Davao Region is expected to have rain and gusty winds which may trigger flash floods and landslides

Signal No. 1 in 6 areas due to Tropical Depression Chedeng

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Chedeng is already 725 kilometers east of Davao City as of Sunday evening, March 17

Tropical Depression Chedeng enters PAR

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Signal No. 1 is raised in Davao Oriental as of Sunday afternoon, March 17, with Chedeng inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

'Happy' Filipinos at record low since 2014 – SWS

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:51 PM

A recent Social Weather Stations survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos feel happy and satisfied with their lives

HAPPY AND SATISFIED. The Social Weather Stations says at least 80% of Filipinos said they were happy and satisfied in December 2018. Photo from Shutterstock

Tropical depression to enter PAR on March 16 or 17

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The tropical depression is 1,505 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Saturday morning, March 16, still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Public satisfaction with Duterte gov't rises in last quarter of 2018

Mar 12, 2019 - 9:27 AM

The Duterte administration experiences marked improvements in the subject of 'promoting women's rights,' according to the results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in December 2018

SWS reminder: 'Rely only' on official website for survey results

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'SWS again reminds the public that false reportage about SWS surveys is very common in the period leading up to an election,' the pollster says

Filipinos afraid of EJK? SWS did survey wrong, says PNP

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

'There is something amiss with how the questions are framed,' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says

WRONG QUESTIONS? PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the SWS should have rephrased their questions and provided a briefer on EJK definition. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 out of 5 Filipinos worry over extrajudicial killings – SWS

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings

Members of different human rights organizations hold an indignation rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on January 30, 2019 calling for justice in the killing of NDF peace consultant Randy Malayao who was gunned down aboard a bus while on his way home to Isabela Province. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tropical Depression Betty weakens into low pressure area

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:35 AM

The low pressure area is expected to dissipate and does not pose a threat

Tropical Depression Betty enters PAR, but poses no threat

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:25 PM

Tropical Depression Betty (Wutip) is now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It will likely weaken into a low pressure area.

Wutip weakens into tropical storm outside PAR

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Tropical Storm Wutip is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the good news is that it will continue to weaken

Typhoon Wutip might enter PAR as tropical storm

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Wutip is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday, February 28

Typhoon Wutip might enter PAR on February 27 or 28

Feb 24, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Wutip is 1,940 kilometers east of Southern Luzon on Sunday afternoon, February 24, still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

What's the weather like on Uranus and Neptune? New images give important clues

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:16 AM

New images from the Hubble Space Telescope show a variety of intriguing weather patterns in the atmospheres of both Neptune and Uranus

PLANETS. Uranus (left) and Neptune (right) seen by Hubble. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)

Wutip now a typhoon outside PAR

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Typhoon Wutip remains unlikely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but PAGASA advises the public to monitor updates in case of any changes

PAGASA monitors Tropical Storm Wutip outside PAR

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Wutip seems unlikely to affect the Philippines, says PAGASA on Wednesday, February 20

PAGASA warns of 'full-blown' El Niño in 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Weak El Niño conditions are already present in the tropical Pacific, says the state weather bureau

A woman walks under the dried trees at the Quezon City Memorial Circle in Quezon City on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The state weather bureau recently warned of a possible dry spell or drought conditions in Luzon and the Visayas due to El Niño in the coming months. The chance of El Niño developing by early 2019 has increased to more than 90 percent based on latest forecasts of international climate monitoring agencies, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) said. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Light rain expected in parts of PH on February 1

Jan 31, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The northeast monsoon is affecting the Philippines, says PAGASA

Tail-end of a cold front bringing rain to parts of Mindanao

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Northern Mindanao, Caraga, the Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Maguindanao, and Lanao del Sur should watch out for possible flash floods and landslides

LPA trough to trigger rain in parts of Mindanao

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Davao Occidental will have rain due to the trough or extension of a low pressure area which formed on Tuesday, January 29

Majority of Filipinos want 15 as minimum age of criminal liability – SWS survey

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:38 PM

An SWS survey shows majority of those who disagree with jailing minors say minors should be instead placed under the custody of the social welfare department or its local counterparts

Children’s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. They are protesting on the lowering of age of criminal liabilities from 15 years old to 9 or 12 years old. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Northeast monsoon to bring light rain on January 29

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Parts of the Philippines will have light rain on Tuesday, January 29

Tail-end of cold front, northeast monsoon to bring rain on January 27

Jan 26, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Mindanao will experience scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, while many parts of the country will have light rain

Satellite image as of January 26, 7:30 pm from PAGASA website

Senate gets highest satisfaction rating in nearly 7 years

Jan 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

The House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet all get higher ratings in the last quarter of 2018, according to the SWS December 2018 survey

INVESTIGATIONS. With a little over a month left before adjournment, the Senate has yet to probe China's militarization in the South China Sea. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler