Typhoon Noru: 5 Dead, 74,000 Abandon Homes, Millions Left Without Power In Philippines
Philippines’ main Luzon island has become the worst hit region of Typhoon Noru, as millions have been left without electricity. The Typhoon also claimed the lives of five rescuers. Reportedly, electricity has been entirely cut in the provinces of Nueva, Ecija and Aurora, were around 2.5 million people reside. Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla said that generators will be sent to the areas. Meanwhile, over 74,000 residents fled their homes.
Tags: Typhoon Noru, Philippines, Nueva, Luzon Island, environment
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Earthquake Of 6.1 Magnitude Jolts Moro Gulf In Philippines
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the richter scale hit Moro Gulf in Philippines, on August 13. Notably, Moro Gulf is situated in Mindanao region. According to the European Mediterranean Seismology Centre (EMSC), the earthquake was at a depth of 10 kms, which is around 6.21 miles. Further details on the matter is awaited from local media reports.
Tags: Philippines, Moro Gulf, Earthquake, EMSC, Mindanao
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Earthquake Of 7.1 Magnitude Jolts Northern Philippines; 4 Dead & 60 Injured
An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on the richter scale struck the central Luzon island in the Philippines, on July 27. According to Interior and Local government secretary Benhur Abalos, at least four persons were killed and 60 others were injured. Abalos then stated that at least 60 landslides were triggered because of the quake. Furthermore, the quake affected 15 provinces, 15 cities, 218 municipalities and 6,756 villages.
Tags: Earthquake, Philippines, Luzon Island, Behnur Abalos, Norther. Philippines
Retired Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao To Return For Exhibition Bout Against YouTuber DK Yoo
Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion, is set to make a comeback to face South Korean YouTube star DK Yoo in an exhibition match. The match is scheduled to take place on December 10, and DK Yoo announced it on his social media handles. Pacquiao retired from professional boxing in September 2021 to pursue his dream of becoming the president of Philippines.
Tags: Manny Pacquiao, Philippines, DK Yoo, PacMan, Boxing News
Taal Volcano In Philippines At Level 3 Alert; Planes Restricted From Flying Over
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology has increased the alert level for Taal Volcano to level 3 (out of 5). The move has come after the volcano spewed fumes and created earth tremors at around 7:22 am (local time). The institute has also warned locals to stay out of the volcano island and advised planes to not fly over it. Taal Volcano erupted in January, 2022, displacing 380,000 villagers.
Tags: Taal Volcano, Philippines, Earthquake, volcano, Natural Calamity
Philippines Reopens Its Borders To Fully COVID Vaccinated Travelers
The Philippines government has reopened its border for fully vaccinated International tourists. However, since February 10, the Island has started welcoming the US travelers. Considering the COVID safety, the travelers will have to provide a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test result. Moreover, Bali and Thailand have also reopened their borders. "We are also aware that there is no room for complacency... Of the virus," said Tourism… read-more
Tags: Philippines, Covid-19, Fully Vaccinated, Travelers, Us embassy
Courtesy: The Times of India
S Jaishankar Meets Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary, Holds Bilateral Talks
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on February 14, held bilateral talks with Philippines foreign ministry secretary. The Philippines Ministry took to Twitter and shared about the meeting with Teodoro Locsin Jr. The tweet highlighted about the diplomat's meeting to strengthen bilateral relations of India-Philippines, focusing on health and security, along with post-pandemic recovery. Notably, S Jaishankar is on a six-day tour to… read-more
Tags: S Jaishankar, Union Foreign Ministry, Philippines, philippines goverment, Union government
Courtesy: United News Of India
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar To Visit Australia & Philippines On 6 Day Tour
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will begin his six-day tours to Philippines and Australia, from February 10. This is the first visit of Jaishankar as the External Affairs Minister, especially after India signed a deal of $375 million with Philippines. The Union Minister will also participate in the fourth Quad Foreign Minister's meeting on February 11, in Melbourne.
Tags: Ministry of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, Australia, Philippines, Quad Meeting
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Philippines To Reopen For Fully Jabbed Travellers On Feb 10
The Philippines will lift a ban on the entry of fully vaccinated tourists, from February 10. The country had initially planned to reopen in December 2021, but that was aborted due to a surge Omicron infections. The country will accept tourists from 157 visa-free countries, including the UK and Ireland. The Travellers will have to provide proof of full vaccination and negative RT-PCR test result undertaken no more than 48 hours.
Tags: Philippines, Travel, Tourism, Covid-19, vaccinated
Earthquake Of 6.1 Magnitude Strikes Southern Philippines
The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit the southern Philippines' Davao Occidental province on December 5 at 7:48 AM. Reportedly, the epicentre of the earthquake was about 285 km southeast of Sarangani island and occurred at a depth of 156 km from the surface. However, no reports of death and damage to property have been reported so far.
Tags: Earthquake, Philippines, Davao Occidental province, Cateel town, Richter Scale