THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday said typhoon “Ambo” made its seventh landfall in Catanuan, Quezon.
“Pwede pong magpatumba ng mga puno, poste ng kuryente at makakasira po ng mga lumang bahay na gawa nga sa kahoy at yung mga bahay na talagang gawa sa mga weak to light materials [The strong winds of the typhoon] may fell trees, electricity posts and damage old wooden houses that were made by weak to light materials),” Pagasa weather specialist Chris Perez said in a press briefing.
As of 11 a.m., “Ambo” was in the vicinity of Catanauan town in Quezon, moving northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (kph).
The typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of up to 125 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 165 kph.
The typhoon hit land in San Andres, Quezon before it made landfall in Catanuan town.
Pagasa said the eyewall region of the typhoon would bring destructive winds and heavy to intense rains over the northern portion Bondoc Peninsula in southern Quezon.
Signal No. 3 was raised in Quezon including Polillo Island, Rizal, Laguna, the southern portion of Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan), the southern portion of Nueva Ecija (Licab, Quezon, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Llanera, Rizal,Bongabon, General Mamerto Natividad, Aliaga, Zaragoza, San Antonio, Jaen, Santa Rosa, Cabanatuan, Palayan, Laur, Gabaldon, Peñaranda, San Leonardo, Cabiao, San Isidro, Gapan, General Tinio), the eastern portion of Bulacan (San Miguel, San Ildefonso, Dona Remedios Trinidad, San Rafael, Angat, Norzagaray, San Jose Del Monte), the western portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Paracale, Labo), the extreme western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao, Pasacao, Pamplona), and Marinduque.
Signal No. 2 was raised in Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Tarlac, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, the rest of Aurora, the rest of Camarines Norte, the rest of Nueva Ecija, the rest of Bulacan, Burias Island, the eastern portion of Pangasinan (San Nicolas, Natividad, San Quintin, Umingan, Balungao, Sta. Maria, Tayug, Asingan, San Manuel, Binalonan, Laoac, Urdaneta, Villasis, Rosales, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, Sta. Barbara, Manaoag, Mapandan, San Jacinto, San Fabian, Pozorrubio, Sison, Mangaldan, Dagupan, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, San Carlos, Mangatarem), and the western portion of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Tinambac, Calabanga, Bombon, Naga, Magarao, Canaman, Camaligan, Gainza, Milaor, San Fernando, Minalabac, Pili).
The weather bureau placed under Signal No. 1 Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Pangasinan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Zambales, Bataan, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, the rest of Camarines Sur, the northern portion of mainland Masbate (Aroroy, Mandaon, Balud, Milagros, Baleno, Masbate City, Mobo), and Ticao Island.