Category Archives: Vinta

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 […]

The morning after

Fisherman uses a vehicle’s battery and a metal rod to fish in a swampy area in Barangay Libertad in Butuan City on December 23, 2017, the morning after severe tropical storm Vinta made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental.  MjndaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO  

Heavy rains trigger preemptive evacuation in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – A preemptive evacuation in Marilog District was carried out Friday while residents in communities along Davao and Lasang Rivers were advised to evacuate after torrential rains brought by tropical storm “Vinta” caused both rivers to swell. In a phone interview on Friday, Lyndon Leovic Ancajas, administrative officer of Davao City […]

Bukidnon-Davao highway closed for 6 hours

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – The Bukidnon-Davao highway was reopened to vehicles around 3pm on Friday, six hours after it was closed due to a landslide along the highway in Quezon, Bukidnon, according to Fort Cabarde, reporter of Radio Kilat in Quezon town. Cabarde said four landslides blocked the highway, one of which was a […]

Rough waters

Philippine Coast Guard personnel monitor the Davao Gulf amid rough waters brought by Tropical Storm ‘Vinta’ on Thursday, December 21. The PCG has cancelled the trips of passenger vessels plying Davao City-Samal and Talicud Island routes.The advisory of the state weather bureau said sea travel remains risky. MINDANEWS PHOTO

Power outage hits Surigao Sur, Butuan; hundreds evacuate ahead of ‘Vinta’ landfall

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 December) – A power outage hit Tandag City and eight other towns in Surigao del Sur hours before tropical storm “Vinta” would make landfall in the province on Thursday night. Jennifer Bracamonte Pena of the Philippine Information Agency in Caraga region said Tandag and the towns of Lianga, […]

Davao increases financial aid for areas hit by ‘Urduja’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 December) – The city government has increased its financial assistance from P6 million to P8 million for areas in Eastern Visayas affected by Tropical Depression “Urduja”. In its special session on Thursday, the city council approved an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Sara Duterte to utilize a portion of the 30-percent Quick […]