JAGNA, Bohol – Downpour for hours on Monday has triggered a landslide along the national highway in barangay Naatang of this town, reports reaching Bohol News Today said. The landslide debris struck and scratched the Southern Star bus’ side, P01 Alfie Auxtero said in interview last night, adding no one was hurt. Report received by Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla said that there were landslides in mountain barangays, one was reprotedly in barangay Malbog. But this could not be confirmed as of presstime last night.
Mayor Abrenilla said in separate interview that he was in Manila when called last night to attend the Liberal Party event where the anointed former DILG secretary Mar Roxas is the party’s standard bearer in the forthcoming May 2016 general elections. Municipal librarian Onil Berro’s facebook account said that it rained so hard between past 12 to one in the morning that resulted flood.
Mayor Abrenilla lately has ordered the clearing of the two esteros of shanties and dredging for smooth waterways and prevent of overflowing into the populous area of the town proper. Political will drove him to do such a hard thing following growing complaints against the residents in makeshifts that made noise on videoke bars.
Meanwhile, another super typhoon (international name Soudelor) is said to be the world’s strongest cyclone for 2015, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration yesterday said.
It will be called “Hanna” when it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but it’s predicted it will spare the Philippines. Trhe worse things is that will enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat,” PAGASA said.
“The super typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour near center and gusts of up to 250 kph. It is moving west northwest at 20 kph,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
But it’s still some 1,720 kilometers east of Luzon, PAGASA said.
“Monsoon rain, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides, will be experienced over Mindanao on Wednesday, Pagasa said in its afternoon bulletin. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over Visayas and the province of Palawan while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.” (rvo)