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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #501
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Strong quake prompts landslide watch in Bicol

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Officials closed schools in the Bicol region Tuesday as a series of aftershocks to a powerful earthquake and heavy rains increased the risk of landslides.

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Legazpi City in Albay, site of the restive Mayon volcano, and Southern Leyte Monday night, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but brief power outages were reported in some areas.

Officials ordered elementary and high school classes suspended in the Bicol region due to flooding caused by heavy rains and the risk that landslides may be triggered by the rains and earthquake.

Some 126 villages in Albay alone are considered highly vulnerable to landslides, said Jukes Nunez, a provincial disaster response official.

The quake struck at 10:11 p.m. Monday with an epicenter in the ocean 184 kilometers northeast of Catarman, Northern Samar, at a depth of 56 kilometers, said Ishmael Narag, head of the seismology section of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

At least 130 aftershocks have been recorded, the institute said. One of the aftershocks Tuesday morning had a 5.9 magnitude, according to the US Geological Survey.

Edna Meregildo, a government social worker who lives in Catarman, said she was washing the dishes when the ground shook, followed by a power outage.

"It was quite strong. I exclaimed, ‘God, please stop this,’" Meregildo told the Associated Press by telephone on Monday.

Arvin Unay, a staffer of Northern Samar’s provincial disaster management unit, said the quake toppled a vase in his office but no damage was reported in his province.

Cedric Daep, an Albay provincial disaster response official, said he ordered his men to check for possible landslides triggered by the quake in mountainous areas and in villages at the foot of Mayon volcano, but had heard of no immediate problems.

The tremor was felt at Intensity 5 in Virac, Catanduanes, Catarman and Iriga City; Intensity 4 in Legazpi City, Sorsogon City and Daet (Camarines Sur); and Intensity 3 in Tacloban City and Palo in Leyte; Borongan and Can-avid, Eastern Samar; Roxas City and Iloilo.

It was also felt at Intensity 2 in Masbate, Cebu and Baguio City, and Intensity 1 in Taguig City.

The temblor was caused by a movement along the Philippine Trench, PHIVOLCS director Renato Solidum said.

Meanwhile, a magnitude 5.7 quake rocked Basco, Batanes at 9:49 p.m. Monday.

The quake was centered 123 kms southwest of Basco, where it was felt at Intensity 4.

It was also felt at Intensity 2 in Tuguegarao City and Sanchez Mira in Cagayan.

In Albay, floodwaters at least knee-deep swept through the first district towns of Tiwi, Malinao and Malilipot, and in Tabaco City.

Gov. Joey Salceda said 4,353 families or 22,034 people have been evacuated in these areas as well as in Bacacay, Daraga, Libon and Oas towns, where he ordered classes suspended. Helen Flores, Cet Dematera, Celso Amo and AP www.abs-cbnnews.com
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HS, elementary classes in Albay suspended

Classes in the high school and elementary levels in Albay province were suspended Tuesday due to fears of landslides and heavy flooding brought on by nonstop rains.

Albay Governor Joey Salceda, who was in Manila, was forced to declare the suspension of classes after receiving reports of three hours of nonstop rain in the province.

A radio dzMM report said weather forecasters in Bicol have yet to define what kind of phenomenon the province experienced. The report said a strong surge of rain battered the province for three straight hours, which caused rivers to overflow.

The report said eight fishermen in Barangay Sogod in Tiwi town have been reported missing after the heavy rains. A total of 1,500 families and 38 people have been evacuated from their homes in Tabaco City and Tiwi town, respectively, due to high floodwaters.

It added that 10 vilages in Malinao town were submerged by flood and a bridge in Malilipot town was submerged.

Meanwhile, the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol have reported that land travel in Camarines Sur and Catanduanes has been suspended because of heavy rains. www.abs-cbnnews.com
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54-KATAO PATAY SA FLASH FLOODS, LANDSLIDE
Nina Nilo Marasigan at Nonnie Ferriol



Umabot na sa 54-katao ang casualty ng pananalasa ng flash floods at landslides sa Southen Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao simula lamang nitong Pebrero.


Sa datos ng National Disaster Coordinating Council, may 9 pa ang patuloy na nawawala habang 37 naman ang naiulat na sugatan.


Lumobo naman sa may halos isang milyong katao o 202,000 pamilya ang naapektuhan ng pagbaha at landslides mula sa may 1,900 barangay sa may 141 bayan at 10 siyudad sa 16 lalawigan.


Dahil dito, inilagay sa state of calamity ang ba*hagi ng Eastern Samar; Albay, bayan ng Sigma sa Capiz at Magallanes sa Sorsogon, ang mga lugar na matinding hinagupit ng kalamidad.


Sa kasalukuyan, may 7,334 pang pamilya o 35,890 katao ang patuloy na nanunuluyan sa may 84 itinayong evacuation centers ng mga na-displace ng kalamidad.


Sa pagtaya ng NDCC, abot sa P1.4 bilyon ang ha*laga ng pinsala sa agrikultura at imprastraktura ng pananalasa ng walang patid na pagbuhos ng mala*kas na ulan sa mga nabanggit na lugar.


Samantala, sinabi ni Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza Cabral na patuloy pa rin sa pagpapadala ng tulong sa lahat ng mga pamilya na hanggang ngayon ay nasa mga eva*cuees center sa Eastern Samar na biktima ng flashflood sanhi ng patuloy na pag-ulan mula buwan ng Pebrero hanggang ngayon buwan ng Marso ng taong kasalukuyan. www.abante.com.ph
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Old March 7th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #504
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25 storms seen to hit Philippines this year

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has listed at least 25 typhoons that are expected to hit the country this year.

The names of the storms listed were Ambo, Butchoy, Cosme, Dindo, Enting, Frank, Gener, Helen, Igme, Julian and Karen.

Others were Lawin, Marce, Nina, Ofel, Pablo, Quinta, Rolly, Sonny, Tonio, Unding, Violeta, Winnie, Yoyong and Zosimo.

Pagasa Mactan weather specialist Mario Sarunda said that none so far has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility this year.

The Philippines is a country prone to natural calamities and it is for this reason that the government is set to institutionalize a nationwide disaster preparedness network to deal with various calamities that visit the country every year.

Meanwhile, President Gloria Arroyo has directed the National Disaster Coordinating Council to work closely with the LGUs in expanding appropriate disaster response drills and creating rescue teams in all the landslide and flashflood-prone barangays in the country, and with the Department of Education bringing more schools into the loop of preparedness.

The president is encouraged by the success of the national earthquake drills and wants the same level of community readiness in the case of landslides and flashfloods spawned by typhoons and heavy rains.

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Samar, niyanig ng lindol


Niyanig ng 5.1magnitude na lindol ang lalawigan ng Samar dakong alas-kuwatro ngayong hapon.

Ayon sa United States Geological Survey (USGS), tumama ang lindol sa layong 155 kilomtero ng hilagangsilangan ng Calbayog, Samar at may lalim na 10 kilometro.

Gayunman, wala namang naiulat na nasawi o nasagutan kaugnay ng pangyayari.

Matatandaang noong Martes ay niyanig rin ng lindol ang Samar, Bicol Region at Batanes.

Ang Pilipinas ay nasa Pacific Ring of Fire na isang zone kung saan nagkakabanggaan ang mga continental plates na nagiging dahilan naman upang magkaroon ng madalas na seismic at volcanic activities. www.bomboradyo.com
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Floods submerge parts of Surigao City

One full day of continuous rain have flooded parts of Surigao City, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group reported Thursday.

The flooding came as a result of a river overflowing due to the rains.

Residents in affected areas had to be rescued by the Surigao City rescue team from their homes.

"Lumikas na kami... kasi sinabi na tataas pa ang tubig, kaya sumama na kami sa kanila," evacuee Marita Cabaya said.

"Doon hindi madali ang paglikas namin dahil tumaas na ang tubig hindi na makaya ng aming bangka, kaya nagpapasalamat kami na dumating na ang rescue [team]," said Janeth Cabaya, another evacuee.

According to the rescue team, the flooding is the worst the city has seen so far in years.

"Patuloy ang aming rescue operation hangga't hindi titigil ang ulan," said Surigao City's Quick Action Response Team head Isidro Elumba.

The city's medical team also said they are ready to respond in case evacuees become sick of colds and cough.

"We are preparing for anybody who comes here and complain [of]... cough and cold," said city health officer Dr. Lina Dumalig.

Surigao City Mayor Alfonso Casurra immediately raised an alarm to warn other residents in affected areas.

"Pinatunog namin ang siren indicating na kailangan nang lumikas ang mga naninirahan sa mga low-lying areas," Casurra told ABS-CBN Surigao correspondent May Diez.

Casurra also said that the flood damages amount to an estimated P10 million. www.abs-cbnnews.com
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PAGASA warns of landslides, floods in Visayas, Mindanao

Saturday, March 8, 2008 05:06 PM

The threat of landslides and flashfloods remain in Visayas and Mindanao as rains will continue to prevail over these areas due to wind convergence, the state weather bureau warned today.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) also warned against high waves in the seaboards of Luzon and the eastern Visayas due to the surge of the northeast monsoon (hanging amihan).

"Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over the eastern sections which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," Pagasa said in a statement.

Northern Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered light rains, while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers, it added.

The weather bureau said the northern and western seaboards of Luzon will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered light rains. Sea conditions will be rough to very rough with wave heights of 3.7 to 5.5 meters.

On the other hand, the eastern seaboard of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rains. The sea conditions will be rough with wave heights of five to 6.5 meters.

The eastern seaboard of Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. It will have rough seas with wave heights of five to 6.5 meters.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while bigger seacrafts are alerted against moderate to high waves," Pagasa said.
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baha sa Visayas?ngek kaya pala umuulan dito ngayon sa Iloilo eh,ang lamig lamig
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Landslides block roads in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines - Landslides in some areas in Negros Occidental province have blocked the routes of buses from San Carlos City to Bacolod City, Bombo Radyo Bacolod reported Saturday night.

The landslide that occurred at 5 p.m. Friday at Kilometer 76 in Tree Park in Rizal village in San Carlos City, affected particularly the operations of Ceres buses.

No one was reported injured in the landslides.

The local government has mobilized personnel and equipment to clear the roadblock. - GMANews.TV
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Floodwaters isolate 13 villages in Agusan Sur

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Philippines - Floods caused by continuous heavy rains have isolated at least 13 villages in San Miguel town in the province.

Bombo Radyo Butuan reported Saturday night that floodwaters prompted the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council under Task Force Tabang to start evacuating families from flooded areas.

Rendered impassable to vehicles were the villages of Poblacion, Libas Gua, Magroyong, Tina, Babaras, Libas Sud, Castillo, Bulhoon, Patong, Stagaso, Caromata, Mahayag, and Sagbayan.

According to the report, floodwaters in Poblacion village were two feet high.

Damage to crops and infrastructures were also reported. - GMANews.TV
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Pagasa: Floods, landslides loom over E Visayas
03/10/2008 | 01:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The diffused tail-end of a cold front may bring flash floods and landslides over Eastern Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned Sunday evening.

In its late Sunday advisory, Pagasa said the diffused tail end of a cold front is affecting southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas while moderate to strong northeasterly surface wind flow prevail over Luzon and Visayas.

"Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered light rains and isolated thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over Eastern Visayas, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," it said.

Pagasa said the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast with slight to moderate seas. - GMANews.TV
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Pagasa: Low-pressure area behind Bicol rains, winds
03/10/2008 | 08:26 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Strong winds and rains lashed several provinces in Bicol region early Monday morning as state weather forecasters traced the phenomenon to a budding low-pressure area off Mindanao.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) director Prisco Nilo said there is no storm affecting the region at this time.

"As of this morning may kaulapan 200-300 km east of Surigao, maaring low-pressure area ito, maaring ito ang nagpapaibayo ng amihan (As of this morning there is a formation 200 to 300 km east of Surigao. This may form into a low-pressure area and may be enhancing monsoon
winds)," Nilo said in an interview on dzRH radio.

He said this is aside from the tail end of a cold front at affecting mainly eastern Visayas, and the moderate to strong northeasterly windflow over Luzon and Visayas.

The weather pattern is also affecting eastern Visayas and northwestern Mindanao, he added.

Nilo admitted the weather patterns, including the strong winds now at Bicol, are unusual and are likely a result of the La Niña weather phenomenon.

"Siya talaga ang dahilan bakit medyo malakas ang pag-ulan na nararanasan natin. Napaka-abnormal yung dami ng ulan at halos linggo-linggo bumabaha Bicol at Eastern Visayas (La Niña is the reason for these unusual weather patterns. This is considered abnormal, especially with rains flooding Bicol and Eastern Visayas almost every week)," he said.

Pagasa's 5 a.m. advisory said Eastern Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast with slight to moderate seas. - GMANews.TV
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Magnitude 4.7 quake rocks North Cotabato
03/12/2008 | 09:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 4.7 quake rocked North Cotabato province but did not cause any casualty or damage, state seismologists said Wednesday night.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was recorded at 6:18 a.m., and traced the epicenter 7 kilometers southwest of Kidapawan City.

It said the quake was tectonic in origin and was felt at Intensity III in Kidapawan City and Makilala in North Cotabato.

Phivolcs said it did not expect damage or aftershocks from the quake. - GMANews.TV
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Floods hit Davao City villages


Raging floodwaters forced residents from nine villages to evacuate to safer ground Monday afternoon in Calinan District, Davao City.

Those living along riverbanks failed to save most of their personal belongings.

Some residents were trapped inside their homes as muddy brown floodwaters gushed from the overflowed river. They were later rescued by their neighbors.

The raging floodwaters submerged rice fields and schools and swept away animals as well as crops.

Marilyn Agonia, officer-in-charge of the city's social services department, said they have yet to establish the number of affected families. Rescue operations are ongoing, she added.

Meanwhile, police temporarily closed the Perya Bridge because its foundations might collapse.

The Davao City Disaster Coordinating Council said no casualty or missing person was reported.

Affected residents are temporarily staying at the Calinan Gymnasium.

According to the government's weather bureau, no typhoon is within the country's immediate area of responsibility.

The Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao, however, will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. This includes Metro Davao and other major cities in the island. www.abs-cbnnews.com
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Tornado wrecks havoc in South Cotabato

By RAMIL BAJO


Koronadal City – A strong tornado struck four farming villages in Tupi, South Cotabato at 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving two people injured and displacing 71 families with 426 dependents, a provincial official said.

Haydee Lacdoo, chief of the South Cotabato provincial welfare and development office, identified the injured victims as Evelyn Trigo and Virgie Sumangit of Barangay Palian of the said town.

Reports said falling trees hit the victims.

Lacdoo said the tornado, reportedly caused by continuous heavy rainfalls, partially damaged 69 houses and totally damaged two houses in Barangays Palian, Crossing Rubber, Lunen and Bolol Mala of the said town.

In Barangay Palian alone, a total of 58 houses were partially destroyed and damaged totally two houses there.

In Barangay Bolol Mala, nine houses were partially damaged. Only two houses were partially damaged in Barangay Crossing Rubber. In Barangay Lunen, no houses were destroyed.

Apart from the houses, agricultural crops such as corn, rice, banana, pineapple and coconuts were uprooted by the tornado when it struck the said barangays.

Several electrical and telephone posts were also damaged by the said tornado.

The tornado attack reportedly caused several hours of brownout in the affected farming villages.

Lacdoo could not yet give the exact amount of damage caused by the freak weather, citing the fact that her social workers assigned in the said town are still assessing the situation there.

But the Tupi Social Welfare and Development office initially pegged property and crops damage at more than P2-million, excluding the destroyed electrical and telephone posts.

Town officials are set to declare state of calamity to give more assistance to the victims.

Weather experts said a tornado is a violently rotating column of air rising up into a cloud. www.abs-cbnnews.com
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61 Mindoro barangays still flooded

Provincial gov’t declares state of calamity

Robert A. Evora

CALAPAN CITY – The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro has placed 61 barangays in three towns and this capital city under a state of calamity following complaints by farmers of continuous floodings of their farms.

The office of the provincial agriculturists said there was a significant decrease in palay harvest in the first quarter of this year in the three adjoining municipalities of Naujan, Baco, Victoria and Calapan City.

Their rice farms were badly damaged by almost five months of incessant floods that started in November last year, causing fears of a shortage of rice supply in the coming months.

Oriental Mindoro Gov. Arnan C. Panaligan immediately signed a Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) resolution declaring 61 barangays -- located in Naujan, 24; Baco, 16; Victoria, 12; and Calapan, nine -- under a state of calamity.

The resolution was authored by Board Member Ernesto E. Liwanag, chairman of the SP’s committee on environment and natural resources.

The Department of Agriculture recently picked the province as a major food supplier to the provinces of the Southern Tagalog region, including parts of Metro Manila, and the neighboring island provinces of Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.

But the farmers here had failed to produce palay in the first quarter of this year because their farms are still under water and heavily silted.

Governor Panaligan also approved the release of calamity funds for the immediate repair of damaged infrastructure and agricultural facilities and for use in relief and medical operations in the areas affected by floods.

Former Naujan Mayor Norberto L. Mendoza reported to the governor that the flood problem caused by the swelling of the river systems was aggravated by the siltation of the rivers which was, in turn, brought about by the continuous drilling operation being conducted by the Norway-based Intex Resources Philippines Inc., formerly Crew Minerals, Inc., owner of the Mindoro nickel project.

"Despite lack of social acceptability and the 25-year mining ban imposed by a provincial ordinance in the province, Crew Minerals Inc. is still operating," said SP Member Liwanag.

The "mining company must abide by the provisions of the anti-mining ordinance, unless challenged, overturned and declared unconstitutional by the High Court," Liwanag said.

"Mining is really disastrous, not only to the environment, tourism and agriculture, but also to roads as thousands of metric tons of ores will be transported by trucks using the public highways," Liwanag said, warning that the provincial board will resort to legal action, such as the filing of an injunction, against the mining company if it continues to defy the provincial ordinance on the 25-year mining moratorium.

Local government units (LGUs) in Oriental Mindoro have reiterated their appeal to the national government to cancel the exploration permit for the Mindoro Nickel Project as it is now causing damage to the environment, especially to agriculture.

The 14-man League of Municipalities of Oriental Mindoro, headed by Pinamalayan Mayor Fred Hernandez, has joined the call of Panaligan to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to exempt Oriental Mindoro from "three top priority areas for investment and development," which are agriculture, tourism, and mining.

The LGUs have termed as "irreconcilable and conflicting" the three priority areas for development being dictated by NEDA, saying that mining prejudices the position of Oriental Mindoro as rice granary of the Southern Tagalog, which is the ninth placer in the country’s top tourist destinations.

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Moderate quake shakes Davao Oriental

A moderate earthquake shook parts of Mindanao Thursday night.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said a quake with a 5.3 magnitude affected an area near Mati, Davao Oriental at 10:10 p.m., March 20.

PHIVOLCS said the quake was tectonic in origin, possibly caused by the movement of the Philippine trench.

It caused no damage.

The quake was strongest at Intensity 4 in Mati, the capital city of Davao Oriental with a population of over 100,000.

Based on PHIVOLCS' earthquake intensity scale, an Intensity 4 quake is "moderately strong". The "vibration is felt like a passing of a heavy truck."

The quake was Intensity 3 in General Santos City, South Cotobato as well as in Digos and Don Marcelino in Davao del Sur.

It was at Intensity 2 in Davao City; Bislig City; Makilala, North Cotobato; Bansalan, Matan-ao, Davao del Sur; Tagum City; Cateel, Davao Oriental.

An Intensity 3 earthquake is "weak" while Intensity 2 is only "slightly felt." www.abs-cbnnews.com
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Paslit, 3 pa tigok sa landslide
(Romeo Braceros Jr.)

DAVAO CITY --- Namatay ang 5-anyos na paslit kasama ang tatlong iba pa matapos matabunan ng lupa ang kanilang bahay sa naganap na landslide sa Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur.

Kinilala ng Sta. Cruz police ang paslit na si Bobong Ali, na agad na namatay matapos ang landslide noong Marso 22, kasama sina Criselda Ali, 21; Irish Daligasao, 21 at Cory Daligasao, 18.

Sa ulat ng pulisya, 10-katao rin ang malubhang nasugatan sa insidente na kinilalang sina Abong Ali, 23; Laurel Daligasao, 18; Damil Daligasao, 17; Jayjay Ali, 7; Jessie Daligasao, 22; Linda Ali, 48; Crisaire Ali, 5; Okoy Ali, 3; Ivy Ali, 1 at Paquito Daligasao, 62.

Ayon sa pulisya, ang walang habas na pag-ulan ang naging sanhi sa pagguho ng lupa na bumaon sa kabahayan ng mga biktima. www.abante.com.ph
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Mild quake felt in Batangas

An mild quake was felt in Batangas City Monday late evening according to a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

The report said the mild quake at 10:28 p.m. was measured at Magnitude 3.2 with the epicenter located at coordinates 13.63°N, 120.94°E - 19 kms. S 45°W of Batangas City.

The report said the quake’s depth was shallow, one kilometer, and was tectonic in origin.

It was felt at Intensity 3 in Batangas City, the report said.

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Batanes, Visayas nilindol
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Niyanig ng lindol ang lalawigan ng Basco, Batanes kahapon ng umaga sa lakas na magnitude 5.2.

Ayon sa United States Geological Service (USGS), ang lindol ay naganap dakong alas-6:41 ng umaga na ang epicenter ay nasa 30 km timog-timog-kanluran ng Basco, Batanes. Gayundin, naramdaman ang lindol sa layong 255 hilaga-hilagang-silangan ng Laoag, Ilocos Norte.

Bukod dito ay nilindol din ang ilang residente ng lalawigan ng Visayas kahapon, ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Alas-11:01 ng umaga nang maitala ang lindol na nairehistro sa lakas na magnitude 5.7. www.abante.com.ph
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