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'Bagyong Egay' lingers over Luzon, Signal No. 2 up in 7 areas



MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on its latest weather bulletin released on Monday morning, July 6, 2015 said that 'Bagyong Egay' has remained almost stationary over Luzon Sea. Public storm warning signal (PSWS) Signal No. 2 also up in more than 7 areas.



At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “Egay” was estimated based on all available data at 135 km Southwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (17.8°N, 119.4°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center, gustiness of up to 100 kph and forecast to move North at 7 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 180 km North Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • 48 hour (Wednesday morning): 190 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes
  • 72 hour (Thursday morning): 310 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes
  • 96 hour (Friday morning): outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or at 605 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes

track of storm egay PAGASA

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL

PSWS #2 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs.)
Luzon: Batanes, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra.

Open Sea Wave Height: 4.1-14.0m Storm surge possible at coastal areas

Impacts of the wind
  • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
  • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
  • No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
  • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
  • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
  • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
  • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
  • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
  • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken
  • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
  • Rice and corn may be adversely affected
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.

PSWS #1(30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.)

Luzon: Pangasinan, Isabela, Benguet, La Union, Mt. Province and Ifugao.
Open Sea Wave Height: 1.25-4.0 meters

Impacts of the wind
  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
  • Light damage to medium to low risk structures
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Fisher folks and small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Residents in mountainous and low lying areas of the provinces under PSWS #1 &2 as well as the rest of Northern and Central Luzon, Metro Manila, MIMAROPA and CALABARZON are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Tropical storm “Egay” is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday evening (July 9).




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UPDATED LIST: Class suspensions for Monday, July 6, 2015 | #WalangPasok



MANILA, Philippines - Some local government units (LGUs) and schools announced class suspensions for today, July 6, 2015 (Monday) due to inclement weather situation as Typhoon 'Egay' is almost stationary over Luzon areas. The advisories were released through social media since Sunday.

UPDATED LIST: Class suspensions for Monday, July 6, 2015

State weather bureau PAGASA on Moday raised public storm warning signal (PSWS) No. 2 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs.) over Luzon: Batanes, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra.

PSWS No. 1(30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.) is expected on these areas: Pangasinan, Isabela, Benguet, La Union, Mt. Province and Ifugao.

READ: 'Bagyong Egay' lingers over Luzon, Signal No. 2 up in 7 areas

Tropical storm “Egay” is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday evening (July 9).

track of tropical storm Egay


(As of 10:40 am, July 6) Here's the updated list of class suspensions for Monday, July 6, 2015 due to Typhoon Egay #EgayPH (refresh page for the updates):

METRO MANILA
  • Malabon City - preschool to high school
  • Pateros - all levels, public and private schools
  • Valenzuela City – Afternoon classes in preschool to high school, public and private
  • Navotas City – Afternoon classes in all levels
  • Abra – preschool to high school 
  • Benguet – all levels
  • Baguio City – all levels
  • Cavite – all levels
  • Lemery,Batangas  – preschool to high school
  • Calatagan, Batangas – preschool to high school
  • Calaca, Batangas – preschool to high school
  • Balayan, Batangas – preschool to high school
  • Ilocos Sur – all levels
  • Ilocos Norte – preschool to high school
  • Alaminos, Pangasinan - preschool and elementary
  • Bauang, La Union – all levels
  • San Fernando, La Union – all levels
  • Agoo, La Union – all levels
  • Tarlac - preschool and elementary classes in Moncada and San Miguel
  • Rizal - preschool to high school classes in Rodriguez, Rizal

SCHOOLS/UNIVERSITIES
  • University of the Philippines-Manila
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sta.Mesa
  • St. Therese Private School in Mandaluyong City – afternoon classes in all levels

The list above is based on online monitoring. We will update this list as soon as new announcements are made or reported. For areas and schools not on the list, it means there is no announcement yet.

It is reminded that the local government unit (LGU) has the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

automatic class suspension July 6, 2015




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LIST: Top 10 most expensive colleges, universities in the Philippines 2015



MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has released the detailed status of tuition fee and other school fees for academic year 2015 - 2016. Across all regions, the list of top 10 most expensive colleges and universities and actual figures were also revealed today.

2015 Top 10 most expensive colleges, universities in the Philippines


Private non-sectarian institution Enderun Colleges, which is located in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) topped the list for the most expensive undergraduate education the Philippines. Enderun is known for the degree and non-degree programs in International Hospitality Management, Business Administration and Information Systems and Entrepreneurship.

De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) placed second and third respectively according to the collected data.

Meanwhile, CHED said it has approved the applications of 313 private higher education institutions (HEIs) comprising 6.48% nationwide average increase in tuition fee and miscellaneous fees.

The 283 HEIs or 16% of total private HEIs will increase tuition fees while 212 or 12.60% will increase other school fees.

For tuition, there is an average increase of 6.17% or the equivalent of PhP29.86 per unit while for other school fees the increase is 6.55% or the equivalent of PhP135.60. These figures are down from last year’s PhP35.66 or 8.13% for tuition and PhP141.55 or 7.97% for other school fees.

In the regions with the highest number of HEIs, the average per unit increase in tuition is PhP32.34 or 4.52% for NCR, PhP37.36 or 5.26% for Region IV-A, and PhP35.60 or 6.87% for Region III. For other school fees the increases are PhP34.79 or 4.01% for NCR, PhP501.67 or 5.26% for Region IV-A and PhP556.13 or 6.65% for Region III. There were no applications for increase in other school fees in Regions II, V, VII and X.

There were no approved increases in Yolanda affected Region VIII.

Here's the top 10 list of most expensive colleges, universities in the Philippines this 2015 ( data courtesy of ABS-CBN News/CHED)

1. Enderun Colleges - PHP 231,000 to 300,000 per year
Basic Tuition: PHP 115,116.30 for local students
Basic Tuition: PHP 149,729.30 for foreign students

2. De La Salle University (DLSU) - PHP 196,000 to 230,000
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 65,148 per term (College of Education - Lowest) to 76,233 per term (College of Engineering - Highest)

3. University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) - PHP 190,000 to 200,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 93,291 (18 UNITS)

4. iAcademy - PHP 181,000 to 211,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 60,230 to 70,000 per term x 3 terms

5. De La Salle College of Saint Benilde (DLS- CSB) - PHP 180,000 to 240,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 60,000 to 80,000 per term x 3 terms

6. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) - PHP 180,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 89,120.40 per semester

7. San Beda College - PHP 146,000 to 155,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 73,000 to 77,000 per semester

8. Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) - PHP 130,000 to 140,000
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 35,000 per quarter x 4 quarters

9. Miriam College (MC) - PHP 120,000 to 160,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 60,000 to 80,000 per semester

10. Far Eastern University (FEU) - PHP 80,000 to 155,000 per year
Tuition and other Fees Per Term:
PHP 37,000 to 69,000 x 2 semesters for local students
PHP 66,000 to 78,000 x 2 semesters for foreign students




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VIDEO: Kid rapper Jhoas Sumatra sings "Help" on 'The Voice'



MANILA, Philippines - Twelve year-old kid rapper Jhoas Sumatra from Zamboanga Sibugay and now living in Taguig impressed Coach Bamboo and Coach Lea in the fifth week of the Blind Auditions of ABS-CBN's popular singing competition "The Voice Kids" Philippines Season 2 on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Kid rapper Jhoas Sumatra sings "Help" on 'The Voice'


Jhoas sang Beatles hit "Help" and after few lines, the two coaches turned their chairs at the same time.

"Ang nagustuhan ko, yung puso. Pangalawa yung rap. Well, ginagawa ko na yan eh," Coach Bamboo told Jhoas.

"Matapang na tao ako! at alam yan ng buong Pilipinas!," Coach Lea said as he tried to win heart of Jhoas.

Jhoas picked Team Lea.

WATCH: The Voice Kids Philippines Blind Audition "Help" by Jhoas Sumatra (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


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VIDEO: Cute kid Kate Campo wows Coach Bamboo on 'The Voice'



MANILA, Philippines - Eight-year old kid from Cardona, Rizal Kate Campo wowed Coach Bamboo in the second season of 'The Voice Kids' as shown in the fifth week of blind auditions on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Cute kid Kate Campo wows Coach Bamboo on 'The Voice'


Kate was able to turn red chair of the rock icon as she sang "Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin."

"Akala ko mga 10 ka na yung kulay ng boses mo, may quality na magandang pakinggan talaga," Coach Bamboo commented.

WATCH: The Voice Kids Philippines Blind Audition "Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin" by Kate Campo (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)



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Same with the first season, each coach must complete 18 kiddie artists for their teams by the end of the Blind Auditions.

'The Voice Kids' Season 2 dominates online conversations on Saturday with ' #WatchingTVK2' among the trending topics nationwide and worldwide.

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