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President Aquino monitors typhoon, volcano alerts while in North America May 12, 2015

From the Website of the President

President Aquino monitors typhoon, volcano alerts while in North America May 12, 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday that he was monitoring the development of Typhoon Dodong and Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon, while he was in North America.

“Kahit naman po nasa ibayong-dagat tayo, todo-bantay pa rin tayo sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas. Halimbawa lang po nito ang pagpasok ng Bagyong Dodong sa Philippine Area of Responsibility, at maging ang pagsumpong ng Mt. Bulusan,” the President said in his speech, shortly after arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Vancouver, Canada.

“Bagaman alam nating inaasikaso ng mga nakatalaga nating ahensya ang mga kababayan natin, di po tayo magiging kampante. Bago tayo makapagpahinga sa ano mang araw ay humihingi tayo ng direktang updates, at binabantayan ang sitwasyon,” he added.

According to news reports, Typhoon Dodong (international name Noul), which made landfall on Sunday in the province of Cagayan, has killed two people and forced more than 3,000 residents of Cagayan and Isabela to move to evacuation centers.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that the storm, which has maintained its strength, was crossing the Batanes group of islands, as of 11 a.m. on Monday, and is expected to exit on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised the alert level at Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon from 0 (normal) to 1 (abnormal), after a steam-driven explosion was recorded on Wednesday.

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