Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #6
FOR:Tropical Storm Basyang
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:2:00 PM, 12 February 2018
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL: #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)|affecting Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon, northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte. and northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur.

At 1:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “BASYANG” was estimated based on all available data at 570 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur(07.0 °N, 131.3 °E) with Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #4
FOR:Tropical Storm Basyang
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:8:00 AM, 12 February 2018
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL: #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) over Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, and Bukidnon. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Issued at:4:00 AM today, 12 February 2018

SYNOPSIS:At 3:00 am today, Tropical Storm “BASYANG” was estimated based on all available data at 720km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (7.4N,132.8E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 25 km/h.Northeast Monsoonaffecting Northern and Central Luzon.

FORECAST WEATHER CONDITIONS:

Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental,Bukidnon, Southern Leyte and Bohol: Rains with gusty winds, Possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains. Continue reading »

In line with the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program, two(2) landslide warning signages were installed in the Municipality of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.

One warning signage was installed at Barangay Taguitic, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.  At boundary to the west is Anonang, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.

The second landslide warning signage was installed at Barangay Balili, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, boundary with Barangay Sta. Cruz, Kapatagan to the east. Continue reading »

Geologists Brenz Ryan Bautista and Rogin Aron Montalan, and Maria Raniela Orteza, Engineer II, attended the Orientation on Freedom of Information (FOI) Systems in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources held at the Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases, Davao City on 2017. December 21 to 22.  The two-day orientation was conducted in line with the implementation of Executive Order No. 2, Series of 2016 which operationalizes the people’s constitutional right to information in the executive branch.  The activity was participated by resource speakers from DENR-Central Office and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) along with representatives from the Regional and Field Offices, EMB and MGB Regional Offices of Regions 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

DENR Assistant Secretary for Anti-Corruption, Atty. Daniel Darius Nicer, gave a presentation on Freedom of Information (FOI) and the Environment. This was followed by the introduction of the EnvironMentor Android application, a mobile application developed by the DENR that utilizes GPS technology to summon relevant data in the area like geohazard maps, land classification, land cover and others.  This was followed with a presentation and demonstration of the EnvironMentor Web.  This includes the distribution of accounts to the Regional Offices, CENROs, EMB and MGB that will allow the uploading of information to EnvironMentor Web to be integrated in the EnvironMentor smartphone application.

The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) held its 2017 Geological Convention (GEOCON) at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City on 2017. December 13-14.   The annual event aims to bring together geologists and other professionals with relation to the field for the purpose of sharing knowledge and ideas. The theme of GEOCON 2017 is Geologists: Partners for Common Good and Social Justice.

The event began with the welcome and opening remarks given by Atty. Fernando S. Penarroyo, the 2017 GSP President.  Atty. Penarroyo introduced the keynote speakers, which included Hon. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, Representative of the Lone District of Kalinga;  Undersecretary Atty. Bayani Agabin, Department of Finance; and Mr. Gerard H. Brimo,  Chairman, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, who talked on The Status of the Mining Industry.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gave the keynote presentation on the West Philippine Sea on 2017. December 14.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #5
FOR:Tropical Depression Agaton
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:5:00 AM, 02 January 2018

“AGATON” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED AND IS NOW TRAVERSING BOHOL SEA.

  • Scattered to widespead moderate to heavy rains is expected over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Lanao del Sur, Davao del norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Palawan within 24 hrs. Residents of these areas must undertake precauitionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management.
  • Sea travel is risky over the areas under TCWS #1 and seaboards of Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, and eastern and western seaboard of Visayas due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.
  • TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL: #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs), affecting  Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Dinagat Island, Northern Misamis Oriental, Camiguin and Zamboanga del Norte. Continue reading »

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