(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 22 October 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 525 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.5°N, 130.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao. Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).



Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on tropical storm Maring

We assure everyone that the government remains on top of the situation having prepared early on for Tropical Storm Maring by making prior risk assessments and having pre-positioned various components for relief operations and disaster responses.

These were done particularly in Northern Luzon through our regional disaster risk reduction and management councils (RDRRMCs) and other regional offices of line departments.

Uniformed personnel from the AFP, PNP, and BFP have also been mobilized to provide assistance to our RDRRMCs on disaster response and to support other operations for affected Filipinos.

For our part, the Presidential Communications Operations Office and its attached agencies, through our Integrated News Team and Laging Handa program, continue to provide needed and timely information and updates regarding Tropical Storm Maring and its effects using all the government's media platforms.

We ask the public, in particular those in the affected regions, to follow all the directives of the national and local government units and to monitor all warnings and advisories to ensure their safety and welfare from the storm.

We also remind everyone, especially those in evacuation centers, to continue observing all health protocols as much as possible in order to minimize infection from COVID-19.

As we continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Maring, we ask everyone to subscribe to our information and communication programs and other platforms for more life-saving, timely, and accurate information.