July - updates

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Tropical Depression Carina heads for Luzon Strait, landfall still possible

Jul 13, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Tropical Depression Carina is 165 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, as of Monday afternoon, July 13

Tropical Depression Carina triggers rain in parts of Luzon

Jul 13, 2020 - 11:55 AM

Cagayan Valley, the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, parts of Mimaropa, and Camarines Norte have varying degrees of rainfall on Monday, July 13

LPA off Cagayan now Tropical Depression Carina

Jul 13, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Tropical Depression Carina is the Philippines' 3rd tropical cyclone for 2020

Amal Clooney, Julie K. Brown among RCFP’s Freedom of the Press awardees

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:51 PM

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press announces the 2020 awardees, who are accomplished leaders in the news media and legal fields, and whose works embody the values of the First Amendment

Boutrous photo Charley Gallay/Getty Images for IWMF/AFP; Amal photo from Wikipedia; Brown photo from Twitter; Mayer photo from Wikipedia

Cyclist who flipped off U.S. president wins local election

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Juli Briskman lost her job after the snapshot of her gesture spread across media and the internet in 2017, but she says getting fired also opened 'a lot of doors'

ELECTED. In this file photo taken on October 29, 2017 Juli Briskman gestures with her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Julie Andrews honored with Venice lifetime achievement award

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'I'm still amazed, I've been a lucky girl who got to play beautiful roles,' says the actress known for her roles in 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'

British actress Julie Andrews acknowledges receiving on September 2, 2019 a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement during a ceremony at the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

US to China: Stop 'dangerous' media reports on diplomat in HK

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:37 PM

'Official Chinese media reports on our diplomat in Hong Kong have gone from irresponsible to dangerous. This must stop,' says State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus

Protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in support of protesters detained with the charge of rioting during recent clashes in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019.  ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

Low pressure area forms off Catanduanes

Jul 31, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The trough or extension of the low pressure area, as well as the southwest monsoon, will bring rain to parts of the Philippines

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan face monsoon rain on July 30

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The southwest monsoon is bringing moderate to heavy rain to Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan on Tuesday, July 30

LPA leaves PAR, monsoon rain seen in parts of Luzon

Jul 29, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The low pressure area is no longer inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the southwest monsoon will still bring some rain

LPA forms over West Philippine Sea

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The low pressure area will most probably move away from the Philippines, but it is enhancing the southwest monsoon

Southwest monsoon bringing rain to most parts of PH

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao are feeling the effects of the southwest monsoon

Relief goods ready for Batanes earthquake victims – DSWD

Jul 27, 2019 - 8:51 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is ready to airlift additional relief supplies to Itbayat, the hardest-hit town

EVACUEES. Residents of Santa Maria in Itbayat, Batanes have evacuated to the plaza after the series of earthquakes on July 27, 2019. Photo by Analyn Dita Nico

At least 8 dead in Batanes earthquakes

Jul 27, 2019 - 8:22 AM

(8th UPDATE) Aftershocks are felt in Batanes, as well as a stronger magnitude 5.9 earthquake 3 hours after the tremor that caused more structures to be damaged

RUBBLE. Itbayat residents gather around a quake-wrecked house where a lifelfess man was pulled out. Photo from PIA Region 2

PRC results: July 2019 optometrist licensure examination

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:54 PM

260 out of 295 passed the Optometrist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Optometry in Manila this July 2019

Tropical Depression Goring weakens into LPA, leaves PAR

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:40 AM

Tropical Depression Goring weakens into a low pressure area and leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the same day that it formed

Tropical Depression Goring maintains strength on way out of PAR

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Tropical Depression Goring is 380 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes, as of Friday afternoon, July 19

Negros Occidental rice farmland damage rises to P7.18 million

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist says the monsoon rain has ruined a total of 1,092 hectares of rice fields so far

Planting Rice - Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The global fight for media freedom: Why it matters

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:46 PM

It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.

A day after Falcon's exit, LPA becomes Goring

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Signal No. 1 is raised in Batanes due to Tropical Depression Goring, the Philippines' 7th tropical cyclone for 2019

Monsoon rain destroys P4.15 million worth of rice in Negros Occidental

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Some 433 farmers were affected by rain from the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas), says the Department of Agriculture

Tropical Storm Falcon leaves PAR

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the southwest monsoon is still affecting Luzon

Tropical Storm Falcon slightly intensifies, more monsoon rain seen

Jul 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) now has maximum winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h as it enhances the southwest monsoon

Quezon City suspends classes for Duterte SONA on July 22

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:45 AM

The Quezon City government's order covers all levels in public and private schools

'NEW'. Students of the Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City receive their books.

Heavy rain hits Luzon as monsoon enhanced by Falcon, LPA

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:50 AM

The early hours of Thursday, July 18, are rainy in parts of Luzon, as Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and a low pressure area enhance the southwest monsoon

Tropical Storm Falcon speeds up as it boosts monsoon

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Only two areas are under Signal Nos. 1 and 2, but the southwest monsoon – enhanced by both Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and a low pressure area – is still bringing rain

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tropical Storm Falcon, LPA enhancing southwest monsoon

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Aside from areas under Signal Nos. 1 and 2 due to Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas), other areas in Luzon and the Visayas will have rain until Thursday, July 18

Rain from Falcon, monsoon to persist in parts of Luzon, Visayas

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:55 AM

There are fewer areas under Signal Nos. 1 and 2 as of late Wednesday morning, July 17, but heavy rain from Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) and the enhanced southwest monsoon will continue

Tropical Storm Falcon loops, new LPA forms

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) is back over the sea east of Cagayan after crossing land, while a low pressure area is spotted west of Ilocos Norte

Tropical Storm Falcon makes landfall in Cagayan

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:35 AM

After hitting Gattaran, Cagayan, Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) is moving toward the Babuyan Group of Islands before dawn on Wednesday, July 17

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) as of July 17, 2019, 4:30 am. Image from NOAA

Tropical Storm Falcon maintains strength, nears Northern Luzon

Jul 16, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 remain up in several areas as Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) approaches Northern Luzon late Tuesday night, July 16

More areas under wind signals due to Tropical Storm Falcon

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) is 250 kilometers east southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, as of early Tuesday evening, July 16

Falcon intensifies into tropical storm

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Signal No. 2 is raised in the northeastern part of Cagayan and more areas are placed under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) on Tuesday afternoon, July 16

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Falcon might become tropical storm en route to Batanes area

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Tropical Depression Falcon has maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h as of late Tuesday morning, July 16

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, July 16

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:50 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, July 16

Falcon landfall less likely, but rain still expected

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Tropical Depression Falcon is generally heading for the Batanes-Babuyan area, but now moving west and not northwest as of early Tuesday, July 16

3 areas under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Falcon

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Signal No. 1 is raised in Cagayan, Batanes, and the northern part of Isabela on Monday night, July 15

Tropical Depression Falcon, enhanced monsoon to bring rain

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM

It will be rainy in parts of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao from Monday to Wednesday, July 15 to 17, due to Tropical Depression Falcon and the enhanced southwest monsoon

LPA develops into Tropical Depression Falcon

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:10 AM

Tropical Depression Falcon, located 990 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, is the Philippines' 6th tropical cyclone for 2019

Low pressure area enters PAR

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Bicol, Mimaropa, the Visayas, and Mindanao will have rain due to the low pressure area, which is now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Scattered rain on July 14 as LPA heads for PAR

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Though the low pressure area remains outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, its trough or extension will already affect much of the country

LPA trough affecting Palawan, Visayas, Mindanao

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The low pressure area is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but its trough or extension is already bringing some rain

51 injured as earthquake rocks Surigao del Sur

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes the northeast coast of Mindanao, sending terrified residents fleeing their homes

Low pressure area might enter PAR on July 14

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The trough or extension of the low pressure area is already affecting Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas

LPA trough bringing rain to parts of Mindanao

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:45 PM

There is a low pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility and its trough or extension will bring some rain to Mindanao

Rattled nerves, minor damage from second major Southern California earthquake

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The earthquake was the largest in California since 1992

EARTHQUAKE. Black smoke rises from an electrical fire in a mobile home park in Ridgecrest, California July 6, 2019 following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on July 5, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

L.A. fears of 'Big One' revived by major shocks

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:40 AM

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake causes minor damage in Los Angeles, but serves as a powerful reminder of the realities of living on an active tectonic zone

QUAKE. Highway workers repair a hole that opened in the road as a result of the July 5, 2019 earthquake, near Ridgecrest, California about 150 miles (241km) north of Los Angeles, early in the morning on July 6, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP