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Caraga church stands up to ‘Pablo’

January 7, 2013

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Caraga, Davao Oriental—For 128 years, the old church here has been standing like a sentinel near a promontory facing the Pacific Ocean, as if guarding this seaside town from intruders from the sea. But the old stone and wooden structure, which started as a mission station of Recollect priests in this part of the country […]

Hole found in ferry’s bottom

January 6, 2013

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A hole at the bottom of the MV Zamboanga Ferry is preventing retrieval teams from the Coast Guard and the ship owner from towing the vessel back to Cebu City. This was uncovered in an underwater inspection done yesterday at 9:10 a.m. by Uni-Orient Pearl Ventures Inc., a Cebu-based salvage firm hired by George and […]

Marina suspends ferry stranded by waves in Dumaguete

January 5, 2013

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THE Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) suspended the safety certificate of MV Zamboanga Ferry a day after it failed to dock at the Dumaguete City port due to strong waves. Marina-7 legal officer Jose Cabatingan said the suspension will be lifted only after there are satisfactory results in an inspection of the vessel’s […]

Tropical depression Auring hits Visayas, Northern Mindanao

January 3, 2013

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A low pressure area spotted over Northern Mindanao has intensified into a tropical depression now named “Auring” by the state weather bureau Pagasa. Sea vessels bound for Bohol in Pier 1, 3 and 4 and ships in Naga City, north of Cebu that were bound for east and south are grounded, said Cebu Coast Guard […]

LPA may develop into storm, says Pagasa

January 3, 2013

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A low pressure area was spotted east of Mindanao. If it develops into a tropical depression, it would be the first storm of 2013 and would be named Auring once it enters the Philippines, said the state weather bureau. According to Oscar Tabada, chief of the Pagasa Mactan weather station, there’s a 30 percen to […]

Low Pressure Area coming in PAR

January 2, 2013

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A low pressure area is coming into the Philippine Area of Responsibility and will possibly turn into a tropical depression which will be named Auring. Oscar Tabada in a radio dyAB interview said that there is a 30 to 50 percent possibility that this LPA would turn to be the first tropical depression in our […]

P2.8M storm damage in Camotes

December 28, 2012

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THE northern town of San Francisco in Camotes Island was the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Quinta which made landfall in the island Wednesday dawn. The town incurred P2.8 million damage in agriculture and less than P175,000 in houses and livestock, said Neil Balaba, operations officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 7. One […]

Law to penalize errant fisherfolk sought

December 27, 2012

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AN ordinance penalizing fisherfolk and vessels that insist on sailing despite storm warnings by the Coast Guard and state weather agency Pagasa is needed to discourage trips during bad weather, a top Coast Guard official said yesterday. Cebu Coast Guard commander Capt. Rolando Punzalan requested the passage of this ordinance during a meeting of the […]

Quinta slows, causes little damage to Cebu

December 27, 2012

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There was only slight damage in north Cebu, mostly flattened banana plants, and no deaths reported when tropical storm “Quinta” , the last typhoon of the year, weakened at noon yesterday. “We were ready for it,” said Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale, who convened the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council at the […]

No typhoon, only rains on Christmas Day: Pagasa

December 23, 2012

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There won’t be any typhoon that would enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the holiday season since the low pressure area dissolved, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said. Pagasa Mactan senior weather specialist Al Quiblat said the low pressure area was unable to maintain the temperature of 26 degrees […]