PH Navy extends aid to ‘Ramon’ victims in Northern Luzon

Robie de Guzman   •   November 21, 2019   •   914

MANILA – The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces in Northern Luzon is currently conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation for families affected by Typhoon Ramon (international name: Kalmaegi) this week.

In a statement, the Philippine Navy said members of its unit based at Naval Base Camilo Osias had provided assistance to residents prior to the landfall of ‘Ramon.’

The Navy said it conducted disaster mitigation efforts such as the distribution of relief goods to 52 affected families at Barangay Kapanikian; while residents who evacuated their homes in Casambalangan, Limbus, and Dumasag were brought designated evacuation areas like Tangatan gymnasium and Sta. Ana gymnasium.

According to initial reports received by the navy, at least 5,000 people have fled their homes in the northern part of the country ahead of the onslaught of Typhoon Ramon on Tuesday.

It also dispatched two teams that acted as a support agency to Barangay Casagan.

Other troops, meanwhile, were sent to the municipal gymnasium to provide logistics and resources, observe and maintain security in the area, as well as help in the delivery of relief goods in the affected areas. The Philippine Navy said its unit in northern Luzon continues to monitor the situation in Cagayan. as well as in nearby provinces such as Isabela, Batanes, and Ilocos region for possible deployment and search and rescue operations.

“As emphasized by Naval Forces Northern Luzon Commander, Commodore Caesar Bernard N Valencia AFP, ‘let us continuously provide all necessary assistance to all Cagayanos who are affected by Typhoon Ramon and let us assure that people affected are all in a safe area,’” it added.

Typhoon Kiko expected to maintain strength as it moves towards Cagayan, Isabela

Marje Pelayo   •   September 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several parts of Cagayan and Isabela may experience heavy to intense with at times torrential rains due to Typhoon Kiko.

According to the latest bulletin from PAGASA, these conditions may begin Friday (September 10) afternoon and may specifically affect the areas of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Batanes, and northern Isabela.

Meanwhile, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains may be experienced over the rest of Isabela.

PAGASA warned that widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 remains hoisted over the areas of Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, the northeastern portion of Apayao and the northeastern portion of Isabela where strong winds are expected within 36 hours.

PAGASA warns, however, that as the typhoon progresses towards extreme Northern Luzon, higher wind signals will be hoisted in some localities within Northern Luzon.

Based on the latest track and intensity forecast, TCWS No.4 remains the highest wind signal that will be hoisted for Typhoon Kiko.

The typhoon is forecast to pass very close to northeastern Cagayan and cross the vicinity of Babuyan Islands and Batanes between tomorrow afternoon and Saturday afternoon.

The state weather agency sees the possible landfall of Typhoon Kiko over the northeastern portion of Cagayan.

Thus, the public is advised to continue monitoring for possible changes in the track forecast in the succeeding bulletins.

Typhoon Kiko is forecast to maintain its strength in the next 24 hours while passing close to mainland northern Luzon.

Weakening is forecast to begin by Saturday morning while the typhoon is traversing the Babuyan Islands and Luzon Strait.

Portions of Cagayan, Isabela under Signal No. 1 due to Typhoon Kiko

Marje Pelayo   •   September 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Kiko has joined tropical storm Jolina inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) affecting several areas in extreme Northern Luzon.

As of 5:00 AM Thursday (September 9), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hoisted tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 over the eastern portion of Cagayan and the northeastern portion of Isabela.

These areas will experience strong breezes to near gale-force winds with occasional gusts within 36 hours which may result in damage to vegetation.

PAGASA stressed that as the typhoon progresses towards extreme Northern Luzon, higher wind signals will be hoisted in some localities within Northern Luzon.

As for the volume of rains, the areas of Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, and northern Isabela will have heavy to intense with at times torrential rains due to the typhoon beginning tomorrow evening.

Meanwhile, mariners are warned that due to the strength of this typhoon, coastal inundation associated with high waves near the coast and storm surge may affect several coastal municipalities in Northern Luzon.

The public and disaster managers, especially those in localities of Northern Luzon are advised to monitor for updates and take precautionary measures ahead of the potential hazards.

Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado named new PH Navy chief

Robie de Guzman   •   June 8, 2021

Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado PN; 39th Flag Officer in-Command, Philippine Navy | Photo credit: NPAO

 

MANILA, Philippines — Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado has been designated as the next chief of the Philippine Navy, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday.

In a statement, AFP chief of staff General Cirilito Sobejana welcomed Bordado’s appointment as the 39th Flag Officer in-Command of the Philippine Navy.

“His designation came at the time that the Philippine Navy is vigorously pursuing its modernization program that includes acquisition programs for surface and sub-surface assets,” AFP chief said.

He said Bordado’s wealth of experience, well-rounded education and training locally and abroad and personal attributes “make him an excellent choice to lead the Philippine Navy at this time that the AFP faces various internal and external security challenges.”

“Bordado is an accomplished naval officer who rose to the hierarchy of the 123 years old Philippine Navy passing through the different command, leadership, management, and staff positions —not only in the Philippine Navy but in the AFP as well,” Sobejana said.

“He particularly distinguished himself in the fields of operations, intelligence, information technology, budget, planning, and education and training,” he added.

Bordado will replace outgoing navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo.

The change of command ceremony will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the Philippine Navy Headquarters.

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