Tag Archives: FLOODS

FLOOD UPDATE: Flooding and rain-induced landslides expected

‘Habagat’ threatens parts of Luzon with flood, landslides

 July 27, 2021

MANILA–Due to the prevailing southwest monsoon (habagat), flooding and rain-induced landslides continue to threaten some areas in Luzon, the weather bureau said Tuesday. Moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains are forecast over Ilocos Region, Zambales, and Bataan until Wednesday. … Read More

FLOOD UPDATES: Thousands evacuated in Marikina

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned in a bulletin at 11 am that rain would persist in parts of Luzon in the next 24 hours, as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ordered preemptive evacuation of thousands of residents of Marikina City.

The weather bureau said that rain on Saturday, July 24, brought by the southwest monsoon was heaviest in Zambales and Bataan and in the regions of Metro Manila, Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa.

Palace monitoring situation in areas hit by heavy monsoon rains

 July 24, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang on Saturday said it is closely monitoring the situation in the country as heavy monsoon rains continue to drench parts of Luzon.“We are closely monitoring the weather situation, especially flood-prone and landslide-prone areas, where heavy rainfall warning… Read More

Forced evacuation as Marikina River water level rises

 July 24, 2021

MANILA – About 3,077 families living in communities near the Marikina River have been evacuated as its water level continued to rise due to the heavy monsoon rains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.In a message to reporters, Mark Cashean… Read More


Residents of Barangay Salvacion inSanto Tomas in Davao del Norte have received immediately their food packs from the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas through the auspices of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) after Mayor Ernesto Evangelista learned that a flooding occurred in three puroks of the said barangay.

Low-lying portions of Barangay Salvacion were among the affected areas after rainfall and water from the higher parts of the province trickled down and swelled the nearby river.

“Nihatag dayon kita og food assistance sa mga residenteng apektado diha sa Barangay Salvacion. Tungod aning ulan na atong nasinati sa tibuok probinsiya sa Davao del Norte.

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“Nisaka ang tubig sa pipila ka suba ug water tributaries apil na diha ang tubig gikan sa bukid. Mao kining ang hinungdan nganong pipila ka purok sa maong barangay ang nabahaan,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said.

He thanked Barangay Salvacion Punong Barangay Ronald Galo for the prompt response in preparing the list of the affected families who will be receiving the food assistance.

“Dako atong pasalamat kay Punong Barangay Ronald Galo kay paspas nakahatag og listahan sa mga apektadong residente. Kini timailhan na ang mismong Kapitan sa barangay nangulo mismo sa magmonitor ug paghatag og serbisyo para sa iyang mga residente sa maong barangay,” Evangelista said.

He added that flood victims from Barangay Salvacion were given immediate assistance because of Punong Barangay Ronald Galo’s leadership, saying Galo is a hands-on leader and pro-active in providing the needs of his constituents. Based on the list provided by MSWDO, there were 240 families have received food assistance from the Santo Tomas LGU.

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Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina likewise praised Galo for the fast coordination it had with the Santo Tomas LGU especially in the context of providing assistance to the families affected by the disasters and specifically to address the urgent needs of the affected communities.

Lapina said the Santo Tomas LGU is in constant coordination with the Barangay Local Government Units to deliver much-needed goods and services to the displaced.

They formed part of an assessment team to find out how many families are being affected by the massive flooding or any eventual disasters that may strike.

“Sa panahon kalamidad labi na sa hisgutanang baha, dako ang papel sa Barangay Kapitan para mailhan nato kinsa ang mga pamilya ang mahatagan og food assistance. Dako ilang papel sa pagmonitor sa ilahang komunidad para mahibal-an nato sa LGU kung kinsa ang mahatagan og hinabang,” Lapina said.


Heavy downpour caused the collapse on Tuesday of a vital bridge in a town in Davao del Norte , forcing authorities to temporarily close the area to ensure the safety of the motorists and banana plantation workers.

Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña inspected the portion of the bridge leading to TADECO banana plantation in Barangay Balagunan, Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte early Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Punong Barangay Allan Magallanes sought the assistance of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña for the repair of the collapsed bridge.

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In a statement, Lapiña said the Santo Tomas LGU coordinated already the situation to TADECO, adding that the banana firm has pledged to provide the materials needed while the Santo Tomas LGU would provide the manpower to fix the collapsed bridge

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Meanwhile, on the same day, Mayor Ernesto Evangelista led the distribution of food packs to the 500 Tomasino residents in Barangay San Jose, and Kimamon who sought the assistance of Dangpanan Ni Tomas, the town’s relief unit providing immediate assistance to residents in distress. .

WEATHER UPDATE: Possible floods, landslides in next 24 hours

NDRRMC warns of rains, floods due to 2 LPAs

 December 27, 2020

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is reminding the public to prepare for the rains and possible floods and landslides from the two low-pressure areas (LPAs) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility and the northeast monsoon affecting the Northern Luzon.As… Read More

AFP teams on standby during weather disturbances

 December 27, 2020

MANILA – Disaster response teams (DRTs) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are always ready to help with government efforts to mitigate the effects of low pressure areas (LPA), tropical depressions, typhoons, and other calamities.National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management… Read More

Public urged to brace for possible floods, landslides

 Malacañang on Sunday urged the public to brace for possible floods and landslides brought about by two low pressure areas (LPAs) and the northeast monsoon.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical… Read More

Cagayan placed under state of calamity

Massive rescue and relief operations intensified

 November 14, 2020

TUGUEGARAO CITY– Cagayan province was placed under state of calamity on Saturday as massive rescue and relief operations have been intensified. The floodwater level in many areas in the province remains high due to Typhoon Ulysses. Governor Manuel Mamba, in a telephone interview, said at least… Read More

PRRD orders Cimatu to probe illegal logging, mining in Region 2

 November 15, 2020

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to look into reports of illegal logging and mining after Cagayan Valley experienced massive flooding triggered by heavy rainfall due to Typhoon Ulysses and enhanced by the tail-end of a cold front.“I… Read More

Cagayan prepared but surprised by ‘unprecedented’ floods

 November 15, 2020

MANILA – Cagayan province prepared for the flooding but did not anticipate the enormous water that came ravaging communities during Typhoon Ulysses’ onslaught, Governor Manuel Mamba said.“Nakapaghanda kami, no question about that, we anticipated ito dahil nasanay na kami sa ganito,… Read More

Duterte vows to restore normalcy in Cagayan Valley

 November 15, 2020

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday vowed to restore normalcy in Cagayan Valley after the region experienced its worst flooding in 40 years due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses enhanced by the tail end of a cold front.In a situation briefing in Tuguegarao City, Duterte… Read More