Category Archives: PAGASA

LPA off Mindanao intensifies into tropical depression

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – The low pressure area off Mindanao has become a tropical depression and given the local name Domeng, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In a bulletin issued 11 am on Tuesday, Pagsasa said the tropical depression is located 675 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern […]

LPA to bring rains over Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – A low pressure area (LPA) will bring moderate to heavy rains over Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Davao regions, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tuesday morning. In its 4 am advisory, Pagasa said the LPA embedded in the Intertropical Convergent Zone (ITCZ) was spotted […]

‘Basyang’ weakens into tropical depression upon landfall in Cortes, Surigao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 February) — Tropical storm ‘Basyang’ (Sanba) has weakened into a tropical depression upon landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur, the state weather bureau said in its latest advisory. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its Severe Weather Bulletin No. 13 issued at 11 a.m. Tuesday, said […]

‘Basyang’ speeds up; Signal 2 over 2 Surigaos, 2 Agusans; Signal 1 over 12 other Mindanao provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February) — Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 2 has been raised over the two Agusans and two Surigaos, while Signal 1 has been raised over 12 other Mindanao provinces and 11 provinces in the Visayas as tropical storm ‘Basyang’ slightly accelerated as it moved closer to Eastern Mindanao, the state weather […]

‘Basyang’ update: 12 Mindanao provinces under storm Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February) — Twelve of 27 Mindanao provinces have been placed under storm Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 as of 5 a.m. Monday as Tropical Storm ‘Basyang’ slightly slowed down while moving west northwest. ‘Basyang’ (international name: Sanba) is expected to make landfall in Caraga region Tuesday morning, according to Severe […]

11 of 27 Mindanao provinces under Signal No. 1 due to ‘Basyang’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – Eleven of Mindanao’s 27 provinces have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 as a tropical storm ‘Basyang’ entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility Sunday night. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its Severe Bulletin Weather #2 issued at 11 p.m. Sunday said  the center of […]

‘Agaton’ makes landfall over Dinagat-Siargao; over southern Negros Oriental as of 8 a.m.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 January) — Tropical depression ‘Agaton’ made landfall over Dinagat-Siargao islands in Mindanao before 1 a.m. on Tuesday and was monitored over southern Negros Oriental in the Visayas as of 8 a.m. Storm signal 1 over Mindanao has been lifted as of 8 a.m. As ‘Agaton’ was approaching Monday, Signal 1 […]

‘Agaton’ landfall over Caraga expected Monday night or Tuesday morn

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) —  The possible development of the low pressure area into tropical depression ‘Agaton’ is expected before it makes landfall over Caraga region Monday night or early Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau’s weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said in an advisory issued  shortly before noon. At 4 p.m, the Philppine […]

Vinta aftermath: 214 dead, 101 missing in 2 Lanaos and Zambo Norte

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews / 27 December) —  At least 214 persons were killed mostly due to flash floods while 101 remain missing in the two Lanao provinces and Zamboanga del Norte in the wake of severe tropical storm Vinta, consolidated reports from disaster response officials and the Provincial Police Office said. This, as a low […]

ARMM prepares for New Year weather disturbance  

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/ 30 December)— The Autonomous Region in  Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) disaster management team has stepped up its disaster risk mitigation and preparations amid reports of a low pressure area developing into a tropical depression. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman on Friday held an emergency meeting with his Cabinet officials to discuss the details of the […]

‘Vinta’ makes landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental; no major damages, no casualties

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 December) — Severe tropical storm ‘Vinta’ made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental at 1:45 a.m. but there has been no report of major damages and casualties and all roads and bridges remain passable, Lt. Col. Jake Obligado, commander of the 67th Infantry Battalion based in neighboring Baganga town, said. “Di […]

LPA spotted east of Hinatuan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) — A low pressure area was spotted 575 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 4 a.m. on Good Friday,  April 14, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmsospheric, Geophysical and Astronocmical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its daily weather forecast issued at 5 a.m. today said […]

Project NOAH scientists, researchers to continue working with DOST – Sec. De la Peña

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Feb) – The Department of Science and Technology said that scientists and researchers manning Project NOAH will remain working in DOST and related projects following an announcement that the disaster management platform will be “shut down” after February 28. In a phone interview, Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña […]

Caraga on red alert due to heavy rains

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Caraga Region has been placed under red alert status because of the incessant heavy rains, flooding several communities, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. RDRRMC Chairperson Rosauro Arnel Gonzales Jr., who is regional director of the Office of Civil Defense, said the rains are […]


Satellite image of “Auring” moving closer to Surigao provinces as of 9 a.m. Sunday, January 8. Storm signal number 1 has been raised over 15 provinces in Mindanao and six in the Visayas. “Auring” is expected to make landfall over Surigao provinces Sunday evening or early Monday morning. Courtesy of PAGASA      READ STORY 

15 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces, 6 in Visayas under Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 January) — Fifteen of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and six in the Visayas have been placed under storm signal 1 as “Auring” continues to move closer to the Surigao provinces, according to the Severe Weather Bulletin 5 issued at 5 a.m. Sunday. At 4 a.m., SWB 5 of the Philippine Atmospheric, […]

Surigao City braces for Tropical Depression Marce

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 November) — As Tropical Depression Marce approached Mindanao on Wednesday, the city began a close monitoring of the rainfall mount and water level to avoid a repeat of the traffic jam caused by a flashflood early this month. The city had been experiencing slow to moderate rains since Tuesday evening. “We are […]