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TD “Queenie” Continues to Batter Visayas, Parts of Mindanao

Tropical Depression “Queenie” continues to sweep through the Central and Western Visayas regions and parts of Mindanao, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday morning.

In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said “Queenie” was last located in the vicinity of Tagbilaran City with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center.

PAGASA said Queenie brings rainfall of 7 to 15 mm per hour within its 300-km span.

Public storm signal number 1 is raised over the following areas:


  • Palawan including the Calamian Group of Islands


  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Southern Cebu including Cebu City
  • Negros Oriental
  • Southern Negros Occidental
  • Siquijor
  • Guimaras Island
  • Iloilo
  • Antique


  • Surigao del Norte
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Dinagat province
  • Camiguin
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Bukidnon
  • Zamboanga del Norte

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces under Storm Signal No. 1 as well as the rest of Mindanao were warned against possible flashfloods and landslides.

In Cagayan de Oro, a pre-emptive evacuation was enforced Wednesday while 1,507 people have been stranded in Central and Eastern Visayas and in Northern Mindanao due to the weather disturbance.

Meanwhile, several domestic flights and boat trips were canceled in areas affected by the tropical depression.

According to the Department of Transportation and Communications, canceled flights include:

5J-625 MNL-Dumaguete

5J-626 Dumaguete-MNL

5J-771 MNL-Pagadian

5J-772 Pagadian-MNL

2P-2545 MNL-Dumaguete

2P-2546 Dumaguete-MNL

DG-7902 MNL-Tagbilaran

DG-7903 Tagbilaran-MNL

2P-2773 MNL-Tagbilaran

2P-2774 Tagbilaran-MNL

5J-617 MNL-Tagbilaran

5J-618 Tagbilaran-MNL

Z2-350 MNL-Tagbilaran

Z2-351 Tagbilaran-MNL

In Western Visayas, fast craft trips between Iloilo and Bacolod were also suspended by the Philippine Coast Guard.

“Queenie” is forecast to move west-northwest at 24 kph and is expected to cross Southern Cebu and Negros Oriental Thursday morning and will be over southern Negros Occidental before noon.

It is expected to be at 100 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City by Friday morning and outside the Philippine area of responsibility by Saturday morning.