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Super Typhoon HAGUPIT (RUBY) Update 1:30 AM PhT

  SUPER TYPHOON HAGUPIT (RUBY) UPDATE NUMBER 011 Issued at: 1:30 AM PhT (17:30 GMT) Saturday 06 December 2014 Next Update: Saturday Mid-Morning, 06 December 2014 HAGUPIT (RUBY) regains Super Typhoon classification while moving in a slow-westward track across the Philippine Sea. The potential landfall area of this cyclone is along the northern part of Eastern Samar between 8PM-10PM tonight. ... Read More »

Typhoon HAGUPIT (RUBY) 1:30 PM PhT

  TYPHOON HAGUPIT (RUBY) UPDATE NUMBER 009 Issued at: 1:30 PM PhT (05:30 GMT) Friday 05 December 2014 Next Update: Friday Evening, 05 December 2014 HAGUPIT (RUBY) has been downgraded into a Typhoon as it continues to weaken while tracking across the Philippine Sea…due to the initial effect of the Surge of the cold Northeast Monsoon on the cyclone. However, ... Read More »

QC unveils automatic trash rake system to combat floodings

The local government of Quezon City will be pilot testing an automatic trash rake system that is expected to ease floodings in many areas.   The Automatic Trash Rake project will be tested on Balingasa Creek along Araneta Avenue, corner Mauban Street. This will be the first such facility for Quezon City, and if proven successful, may be duplicated in ... Read More »

‘Ruby’ intensifies peak winds of 350 kph

Typhoon Ruby [Hagupit] is now packing maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h, nearing the category of super typhoon [220 km/h] as it continues to move towards landmass, according to the PAGASA weather bulletin at 5 AM, December 5. Typhoon Ruby satellite image on Friday, 5 amPhoto credit: Facebook-DOST/PAGASA Although the storm moved further to the north, the areas hit by ... Read More »

JTWC Declares Bagyong Hagupit (Ruby) as Super Typhoon

International weather agency, the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the United States (US) Navy has categorized tropical cyclone (Bagyong Ruby) into a super typhoon. The term “super typhoon” is utilized by the JTWC for typhoons that reach maximum sustained winds of at least 130 knots or 240 kph. This is equivalent to Category 4 or 5 hurricane in ... Read More »

Ruby intensifies, moves toward Eastern Visayas

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) has intensified as it moves toward Eastern Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Thursday afternoon, December 4. As of 4 pm Thursday, the center of Ruby was located at 720 km east of Surigao City with winds of up to 205 km/hour near the center, and gustiness of up to 240 ... Read More »

Car-shop owner gunned down inside garage in Antipolo village

A reader reports that H3 Autoworks co-owner Bong Hilario was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at a little past noon today inside his shop’s garage. H3 Autoworks is a car shop located in Bankers Village in Antipolo. Hilario co-owned the shop with his two brothers, hence the “H3” name. According to Christopher Joseph Misanes, who lives in the same ... Read More »

Hagupit’ will make landfall in Eastern Visayas

As Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) continues to move towards the Philippines, 56 provinces were declared ‘critical’ by both the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), reports GMA News. These provinces can be found across Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Northern Mindanao. Alert Level A Areas placed under Alert ... Read More »

Yolanda’-like typhoon threatens to hit PH by Friday

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is keeping track of Typhoon Hagupit (international name), a massive storm heading towards the Philippines. Once the storm enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday, it will be renamed as ‘Ruby’. The name ‘Hagupit’ is a contribution from the Philippines to the international pool of typhoon names. It is ... Read More »

Bureau of Customs activates online balikbayan box tracker

As deliveries of packages and parcels from overseas Filipinos surge in time for the Christmas season, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has launched an online tracker that will enable recipients of balikbayan boxes to check on the status of their packages. The tracker contains the list of all balikbayan box shipments lodged by local cargo forwarders with the BOC, the ... Read More »