GlendaPH - updates

Rappler's latest stories on GlendaPH


Meralco sales drop in Jan-Sept 2014

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In the first 9 months this year the Manila Electric Company posts a negative 3 1 growth in energy sales due to typhoons cooler temperature and frugal power consumers

‘Frugal’ energy consumers dampen Meralco sales

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Manila Electric Company posts 2 3 increase in electricity sales from January to September 2014 a slight improvement as many customers now find ways to lower their energy consumption

ENERGY EFFICIENCY. By installing energy efficient lightbulbs, the government stands to save P3.9 billion. Photo by AFP

'#ZeroCasualty during disasters not just about numbers'

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED Zero casualty means everybody must not only live but must also have equal chances during disasters says Albay Governor Joey Salceda

MORE THAN NUMBERS. NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama and Albay Governor Joey Salceda talk about pursuing zero casualty during disasters. Photos from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

Power interruptions to worsen due to right-of-way violators, NGCP warns

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Despite warnings residents intentionally plant trees along the power lines causing outages the National Grid of Corporation of the Philippines says

#GlendaPH: Rehab funds needed for country's arts high school

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:22 AM

Almost a month since Typhoon Glenda made landfall in the country the Philippine High School for the Arts PHSA is still running on generators

Salceda: Funds for climate mitigation hard to get

Aug 05, 2014 - 2:52 PM

He says finding funds for disaster response is easier

#DearPresident: Typhoon Glenda victims voice their concerns

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:52 PM

What are the concerns of Typhoon Glenda survivors from Quezon province that they want President Benigno Aquino III to know about?

Damaged classrooms in the Southern Luzon State University - Tiaong Campus. All photos by Venedie Atienza.

#GlendaPH damage at P10.46B, 98 deaths

Jul 23, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Based on the latest report 330 433 families or 1 600 298 persons are affected by the typhoon a third of them in evacuation centers

DepEd seeks P1B Quick Response Fund for 2015

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Quick Response Fund is a built in budgetary allocation for agencies responding to areas affected by catastrophes and crises

How to make power lines disaster-proof? Put them underground

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Thousands of power lines and facilities were knocked down by Typhoon Glenda thus the energy department is considering the idea of relocating them underground

World Vision begins relief operation amid typhoon Henry

Jul 22, 2014 - 6:11 PM

World Vision launches its relief response targeting children and families impacted by typhoon Glenda Rammasun

#GlendaPH: Bridging the gap in a PGH blackout

Jul 20, 2014 - 9:59 PM

We have limited resources but we make up for it with human resources

China typhoon death toll rises to 17 as more rain expected

Jul 20, 2014 - 5:04 PM

China state forecasters issue warnings of more extreme weather

RAMMASUN'S WRATH. A woman looks at a tree fallen during the hit by Typhoon Rammasun in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 19 July 2014. Hu Yan/EPA

#GlendaPH death toll nears 100, new storm brings rains

Jul 20, 2014 - 1:10 PM

The reports of fatalities came as authorities struggle to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of households

DESTRUCTION. A teen walks past a damaged house after strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Glanda (Rammasun) in Manila, 18 July 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Rammasun kills 8 in China

Jul 19, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The typhoon which had caused devastation in the Philippines is the strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years

RAMMASUN IN SOUTHERN CHINA. Residents make their way through a flooded street on a motorbike as typhoon Rammasun brings torrential rains and strong wind to the area in Beihai, south China's Guangxi province. Photo by AFP

Meralco: No more rotational brownouts for now

Jul 19, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Meralco says the power supply situation has improved but does not rule out implementing the scheme if necessary

#GlendaPH toll rises to 77 as new storm threatens

Jul 19, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Malacañang urges the public to prepare for Tropical Storm Henry which is expected to bring heavy rains over the weekend even if it is not forecast to hit Luzon

Super Typhoon Rammasun hits China

Jul 18, 2014 - 10:05 PM

The super typhoon is packing winds of up to 216 km

Luzon on red alert due to power supply deficiency

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:03 PM

While 84 of Glenda ravaged areas have been re energized power outage may still be experienced due to insufficient supply Meralco says

#GlendaPH's wrath in Laguna

Jul 18, 2014 - 5:00 PM

In Bay Laguna where residents experience regular flooding during the typhoon season it seems nothing has prepared them for this nightmare

Angat Dam water level rises, still critical

Jul 18, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The dam is still in need of 2 491 mm of rainfall to reach the minimum high of 210 meters above sea level

Glenda death toll rises to 64, more than P5B in damage

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Glenda Rammasun affects about 900 000 people of which half a million are displaced and moved to evacuation centers

EVACUEES. Families in Manila flee their homes following the heavy rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda on July 16, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | July 17, 2014

Jul 17, 2014 - 8:43 PM

82 of Metro Manila now has power A new Tropical Depression to enter the Philippines Friday Among Asians Filipinos are most worried about military conflict with China

Prepared Manila survives Typhoon Glenda

Jul 17, 2014 - 7:29 PM

How did the bayside city Manila survive typhoon Rammasun or Glenda?

Australia provides aid to typhoon Glenda survivors

Jul 17, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Australia will give up to P10 million in immediate aid

HK ship rescues 4 fishermen off Occidental Mindoro

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The 4 fishermen are all safe and will soon be back home

To the social media savvy: Help report school damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Education officials say the preemptive suspension of classes by local government units helped a lot during Typhoon Glenda

#GlendaPH causes P8.3B agri, fisheries damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Initial findings of the Department of Agriculture show that Bicol and Quezon suffered the most damage in crops and fisheries

Quezon under state of calamity

Jul 17, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Authorities say that among provinces Quezon appears to be hardest hit by Typhoon Glenda

#GlendaPH: Initial agri, infra damage at P1.2B

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED Transmission lines in the Bicol Region – composed of Albay Camarines Sur Camarines Norte Catanduanes Sorsogon and Masbate – are still down

‘Power fully restored in Metro Manila by Friday’

Jul 17, 2014 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED As of 9 am Thursday 82 of Metro Manila has power A 3 hour rotating brownout is being experienced in the main cities of Manila Makati and Quezon

RESTORATION EFFORTS. Meralco personnel repair power lines in Metro Manila in the wake of Typhoon Glenda. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/

Australia gives P10M-assistance to #GlendaPH victims

Jul 17, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The non food assistance includes family survival kits for 1 400 families in Albay and health and dignity kits for 2 000 women

LPA may develop into a tropical cyclone in 24 hours

Jul 17, 2014 - 2:39 AM

UPDATED State weather bureau PAGASA in its 5 am bulletin for Glenda said it has spotted a new low pressure area 940 kilometers east of northern Mindanao

LEAVING PHILIPPINES. Typhoon Glenda will be outside the Philippines Thursday tomorrow morning or at 750 km West  Northwest of Dagupan City. PAGASA satellite image as of 1:14 am

Stars take to social media during #GlendaPH

Jul 16, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Artists such as Jessie J Anne Curtis Angel Locsin and Kris Aquino took to their social media accounts to post prayers and precautions during GlendaPH

Power restored in only 24% of Meralco area

Jul 16, 2014 - 9:53 PM

The energy department had eyed to restore power in 60 of the Meralco franchise but it said this was difficult to achieve within the day

RESTORATION EFFORTS. Meralco personnel repair power lines in Metro Manila in the wake of Typhoon Glenda. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/

DPWH: After #GlendaPH most nat'l roads passable

Jul 16, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Some road sections in Central Luzon CALABARZON MIMAROPA and the Bicol region remain closed as of 3 pm Wednesday July 16

CLEARING. Rescue workers remove debris caused by a giant tree which crushed cars as Typhoon Glenda affected Makati City on July 16, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | July 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Typhoon Glenda leaves at least 9 dead Hints from Pope Francis on married priests causes confusion in the Vatican Undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas is arrested and set free

#GlendaPH: At least 40 dead, thousands without power

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:32 PM

4th UPDATE It appears Quezon province suffered the most damage

#WhereToGo in Typhoon Glenda's aftermath

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Here s a list of where to go for emergency supplies in the wake of Typhoon Glenda

#GlendaPH: What's happened and how to help

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:11 PM

As Typhoon Glenda exits the Philippines here s a recap of what s happened and what you can do to help

Globe, PLDT set up free calls in typhoon areas

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The power outage may cause telecommunications disruptions for areas affected by Typhoon Glenda

NO POWER, NO SIGNAL. A journalist inside the Manila Police Department Press Office during a power outage caused by Typhoon Glenda. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Price freeze up in areas under state of calamity

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:20 PM

UPDATED The Department of Trade and Industry imposes a 60 day price freeze in the aftermath of GlendaPH

PRICE FREEZE. The Department of Trade and Industry imposes a 60-day price freeze following #GlendaPH aftermath. File photo by AFP

A wake up call for the sheltered

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Typhoons used to mean a happy day off from school; but my perspective has changed a lot since those pampered days

#GlendaPH claims life of 11-month-old girl

Jul 16, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Cavite reports 3 casualties caused by Typhoon Glenda

FLOOD. Residents of Bacoor, Cavite wade through waist-deep flood in the aftermath of Typhoon Glenda. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Gov't priority: evacuees' health, power and communications

Jul 16, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Malacañang says its immediate priorities are the health and safety of evacuees and the restoration of power and communication lines in Typhoon Glenda affected areas

#GlendaPH haunts Haiyan survivors

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:38 PM

A mother and child in Tacloban City both Haiyan survivors relive sad memories with typhoon Glenda

#ReliefPH: Help #GlendaPH victims

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:09 PM

If you want to donate or need assistance let us know Use the hashtag ReliefPH or email us at move ph@rappler com

Cancelled flights: Wednesday, July 16

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED More flights are cancelled or rescheduled as Typhoon Glenda batters the country

CANCELLED. Flights are cancelled due to bad weather. File photo by AFP.

After #GlendaPH, more bad weather coming?

Jul 16, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Two new low pressure areas LPAs have been spotted in the northwestern Pacific Ocean but there is a low chance for development into stronger weather systems in the coming days

Visible loop image of System 93W as of 16 July 2014, 04:01 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

At least 338,000 displaced by #GlendaPH

Jul 16, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development reports a total of 321 houses damaged by Typhoon Glenda