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More than 50 people are confirmed dead as Congo plane crashes

More than 50 people are confirmed dead as Congo plane crashes

Tweet As plane attempted to land in the Kinshasa, Congo last Friday, it crashed causing to kill at least 48 people and leaving a dozen or greater suppressed in the wreckage because of the thunderstorm occurred. Only 53 person along for the ride survived the tragedy. Stavros Papaioannou, the chairman and CEO of Hewa Bora [Continue reading]

“No work” in gov’t offices in Northern Luzon on Tuesday

“No work” in gov’t offices in Northern Luzon on Tuesday

Tweet Due to typhoon Juan,  Malacañang came to a decision to  suspend  work on Tuesday in all government offices in Regions 1, 2, and the Cordillera Administrative Region. Such move was a  recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC)  because of the continuing inclement weather [Continue reading]

A 5.8 magnitude tectonic quake shook Babuyan Islands

A 5.8 magnitude tectonic quake shook Babuyan Islands

Tweet     Phivolcs recorded a 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 9:28 this morning. Epicenter located 20kms wouthwest of Babuyan Island region, 210 km northeast of Laoag Luzon Philippines.  Tectonic in origin with a 10km depth of focus.     Intensity 4 was felt in Calayan Island and 3 in Camalaniugan, Cagayan Province.   [Continue reading]

Phivolcs reported a 5.0 magnitude earthquake in Samar this morning

Phivolcs reported a 5.0 magnitude earthquake in Samar this morning

Tweet   A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Northern Samar in Visayas at 10:19 this morning Philippine time. Phivolcs earthquake information record shows the epicenter at 43kms North west of Catarman, Northern Samar with no aftershock expected. No damage or casualty has been reported either. USGS however recorded a 4.8 magnitude of the same [Continue reading]

Tropical Storm Henry enters Northern Luzon

Tropical Storm Henry enters Northern Luzon

Tweet   According to the weather bureau, tropical storm Henry is moving closer to northern Philippines, strengthening the southwest monsoon that got Luzon all soaked in rain the past few days. Henry, had maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, is the eighth cyclone to enter the [Continue reading]

DOST Usec Yumul replaces Nilo as PAGASA chief

DOST Usec Yumul replaces Nilo as PAGASA chief

Tweet     An announcement was made by President Benigno Aquino III on Friday that Dr. Prisco D. Nilo was relieved as the director of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA. The reason given by President Aquino is that Nilo had some differences with his immediate superior in the [Continue reading]

Tropical Depression 'Domeng' threatens N. Luzon

Tropical Depression 'Domeng' threatens N. Luzon

Tweet PAGASA on Wednesday raised Storm Signal No. 1 in Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora as tropical depression "Domeng" persisted to move in the general direction of Northern Luzon. As of 10 a.m., the new weather disturbance was gathering 45 kph winds and was moving at a west northwest direction at 15 kph. It was approximately [Continue reading]