Typhoon Rosita - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Typhoon Rosita


DSWD to help cover funeral expenses for Natonin landslide victims

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development also says over 400 people remain in evacuation centers in the aftermath of Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

ASSESSMENT. Staff from DSWD Field Office in Cordillera Administrative Region are at the ground zero of the landslide incident in Natonin, Mountain Province to conduct interviews and assessments of the survivors and bereaved families of the victims. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Agricultural damage from Typhoon Rosita hits P1.85 billion

Nov 04, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol will visit typhoon-hit Isabela after President Rodrigo Duterte scolded him for being unable to attend the recent command conference

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

At least 12 bodies recovered from buried DPWH building

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:18 PM

More bodies are recovered at the landslide site in Natonin, Mountain Province, on Friday, November 2, bringing the total to 12

RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS. The second day of retrieval operations in Sitio Ha'rang, Banawel, Natonin, Mountain Province. Photo courtesy of the Natonin Municipal Police Station

3 more bodies recovered from DPWH Bldg in Mountain Province

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Twenty remain unaccounted for, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

RETRIEVAL. Rescuers say 20 more persons are unaccounted for in a landslide that buried the DPWH building in Natonin, Mountain Province, on the second day of retrieval operation on November 1, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Duterte spends All Saints' Day attending to Rosita damage

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is satisfied with the government's efforts to address the effects of Typhoon Rosita

Rescuer dies in Ifugao landslide

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Eugene Gallangi Nahhog, 25, was driving a backhoe clearing the road along Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue town

TRAGEDY. Another landslide pushes the backhoe being driven by the victim down a 30-meter-deep ravine in Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue, Ifugao. Photo from Ifugao Police

Cauayan Airport to reopen on November 2

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Repairs and construction work will continue, however, as the airport sustained heavy damage due to Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

REPAIR. Fixing the damage sustained by the Passenger Terminal Building will take two to 3 weeks, says CAAP. Photo from the DOTr Facebook page

Duterte urges Filipinos to follow 'virtuous example' of saints

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:17 PM

On All Saints' Day, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit Benguet in relation to the deadly Mountain Province landslide

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Malacañan Photo

MISLEADING: Photo of Duterte 'monitoring' Typhoon Rosita

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The photo is actually the president monitoring Typhoon Ompong in September. Nonetheless, Duterte was reportedly briefed on Typhoon Rosita

Rosita weakens into tropical storm as it leaves PAR

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Though Rosita (Yutu) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, its trough or extension will still trigger light to moderate rain in some parts of Luzon

Magat Dam breaches spilling level

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:40 PM

With the continuous release of water from the Magat Dam as of Wednesday, October 31, authorities advise evacuees not to return home just yet

SUBMERGED. Several buildings in low-lying areas in Tuguegarao City are submerged by floodwaters from the swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo from the Tuguegarao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

8 bodies recovered from DPWH building buried in landslide

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Mountain Province disaster risk reduction and management office says rescue operations would be tedious because the area had become isolated due to road cuts and landslides


Rosita weakens further on its way out of PAR

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:45 AM

But western parts of Northern Luzon and Central Luzon will still have light to moderate rain due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita (Yutu)

No more areas under warning signals due to Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:20 AM

But there will still be light to moderate rain in parts of Luzon, as Severe Tropical Storm Rosita (Yutu) is hardly moving over the West Philippine Sea

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

Swollen rivers threaten Isabela, Cagayan with flash floods

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Magat Dam continues to release water from its reservoir, triggering floods

Rescuers look for trapped residents in Barangay Nuesa in Roxas, Isabela as the river continues to rise. Photo courtesy of Boyet Dalog II

6 areas left under Signal No. 1 due to Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Rosita (Yutu) is moving over the West Philippine Sea, away from land

4 dead as landslide buries DPWH office in Mountain Province

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:35 PM

About 30 evacuees as well as DPWH employees are in the building, and 4 persons are confirmed dead, says the mayor of Natonin town

Typhoon Rosita weakens into severe tropical storm

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:35 PM

There are no more areas under Signal No. 3 as Rosita (Yutu) weakens. But Signal Nos. 1 and 2 are still up in several areas.

Girl dies in Kalinga landslide

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:52 PM

More than 800 residents are evacuated in the town of Lubuagan due to the heavy rains and landslide brought by Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

Typhoon Rosita exits land, off to West PH Sea

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Signal No. 3 remains raised in Pangasinan and La Union, while over two dozen other areas are still under Signal Nos. 1 and 2

Clearing operations ongoing in typhoon-hit Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Clearing roads of debris is a priority so relief operations will not be delayed, says the provincial government

Residence of Santiago, Isabela Provine experience the Typhoon Yuki Local name “Rosita” when it landfall on early morning of 30 October 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Typhoon Rosita crosses Benguet, heads for La Union

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Rosita (Yutu) maintains its strength early Tuesday afternoon, October 30, as it passes through provinces in the north

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Rosita's onslaught in Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Fierce winds and intense rain from Rosita (Yutu) cause severe damage in the province

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, October 31

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:45 AM

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

Typhoon Rosita crosses Nueva Vizcaya; Benguet next

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Signal No. 3 remains up in Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, Mountain Province, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, and La Union as of late Tuesday morning, October 30

Typhoon Rosita heads for Ifugao after Isabela landfall

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Aside from Isabela and Ifugao, Rosita's path after landfall includes Benguet and La Union. It might exit landmass on Tuesday afternoon, October 30.

Isabela bears brunt of Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:15 AM

More than 12,000 residents flee their homes in Isabela, where Rosita (Yutu) made landfall

BATTERED. Strong winds pound Ilagan City, Isabela, as Typhoon Rosita makes landfall on October 30, 2018. Screenshot from Jasmine Bumagat's Facebook video

Over 2,200 stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Rosita (Yutu) forces the cancellation of ferry trips in parts of Luzon and the Visayas

Power lines affected by Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:40 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of transmission lines and facilities affected by Rosita (Yutu)

Electricity meters in Barangay Bagumbayan South in Navotas City on August 2, 2017

Typhoon Rosita makes landfall in Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:05 AM

Rosita (Yutu) hits Dinapigue, Isabela, at 4 am on Tuesday, October 30

Typhoon Rosita a few hours away from landfall in Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:15 AM

Rosita (Yutu) is projected to make landfall in the southern part of Isabela between 5 am and 7 am on Tuesday, October 30

Typhoon Rosita 'poses serious threat' to Isabela, Aurora

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Rosita is already 190 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, as of late Monday evening, October 29

Typhoon Rosita: Free overnight parking at Megaworld malls on October 30

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Stranded commuters can also use the restrooms and charge their phones at Megaworld malls

Itogon braces for Typhoon Rosita, aims to prevent repeat of tragedy

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan orders preemptive evacuation, particularly in barangays previously hit by deadly landslides

ON ALERT. Officials hold a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in Itogon, Benguet, on October 27, 2018, to prepare for Typhoon Rosita. Photo from Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan's Facebook page

Signal No. 3 in 10 areas as Typhoon Rosita nears

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Rosita (Yutu) is threatening the southern Isabela-northern Aurora area

Will Typhoon Rosita be like Typhoon Ompong?

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:35 PM

What can people expect when Rosita makes landfall? We take a look back at Ompong to get an idea of what to expect.

Flooding in Baguio City on September 15, 2018, due to Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Typhoon Rosita's heavy rain to begin evening of October 29

Oct 29, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Isabela, Quirino, the northern part of Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, and Ifugao are under Signal No. 3 as of late Monday afternoon, October 29

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, October 30

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, October 30

Isabela, Cagayan residents evacuate ahead of Typhoon Rosita arrival

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Local authorities are closely monitoring barangays which usually experience floods, landslides, and storm surges

TYPHOON BRIEFING. Emergency personnel are briefed in Isabela ahead of Typhoon Rosita's arrival. Photo from the Isabela Provincial Information Office

Signal No. 3 in Isabela, Quirino, northern Aurora due to Rosita

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Typhoon Rosita (Yutu) remains a threat though it weakened late Monday morning, October 29

Signal No. 2 in 10 areas as Typhoon Rosita heads for Isabela-Aurora

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Moderate to heavy rain and strong to very strong winds are expected to begin hitting Northern Luzon and Central Luzon on Monday, October 29

5 areas under Signal No. 2 due to Typhoon Rosita

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, and Polillo Island are under Signal No. 2. Metro Manila and 25 other areas are also under Signal No. 1.

Signal No. 1 up in 23 areas due to Typhoon Rosita

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:35 PM

Rosita (Yutu) is already 645 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, as of Sunday evening, October 28

Typhoon Rosita may make landfall in Isabela-Aurora

Oct 28, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Rosita (Yutu) slightly shifts downward, so the area of its projected landfall is no longer Isabela-Cagayan

Cagayan braces for Typhoon Rosita a month after Ompong

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Rosita (Yutu) is similar in path and strength to the destructive Ompong (Mangkhut)

PREPARATIONS. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba (2nd from R) convenes the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on October 28, 2018, ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Rosita. Photo from the Cagayan Provincial Information Office

Typhoon Rosita heads for Northern Luzon

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:40 AM

PAGASA warns that flash floods, landslides, and storm surges are possible due to Rosita (Yutu)

Typhoon Rosita maintains strength on its way to Luzon

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:50 AM

Rosita (Yutu) continues to have maximum winds of 200 km/h and gustiness of up to 245 km/h

Typhoon Rosita warning signals may be up starting October 28

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:35 PM

PAGASA says tropical cyclone warning signals may be raised in parts of Northern Luzon and Central Luzon as early as Sunday evening, October 28