(UPDATE 6, October 12, 1:46 p.m.) The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that tropical depression “Ramon” is maintaining its strength as it heads to southern Mindoro and the Calamian Group of Islands. “Ramon,” which was recently downgraded from tropical storm status, has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph as it moves west northwest at 19 kph.
Public Storm Signals in different areas have been lowered. However, Public Storm Signal No. 1 is still up in Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, southern Quezon, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Albay, Burias Island, Ticao Island, Masbate, northern Palawan, Calamian Group of Islands, Panay Island, Guimaras Island and northern Negros Occidental.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau warned against sea travel for small vessels and fishing boats. It also alerted people living in low lying and mountainous areas against possible flashfloods and landslides. As of 10 a.m., the center of “Ramon” was estimated at 30 km northeast of Roxas City. The tropical depression is expected to be 190 km west of Calapan City by tomorrow morning and 560 km west of Laoag City by Friday evening.