Manila: Typhoon Rosita, international name “Yutu” has intensified as it entered the country Saturday morning, weather officials said, the typhoon now has maximum sustained winds of 200 kph, up from 185 kph, near the center and gustiness of up to 245 kph from 225 kph, It is currently at 1,345 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan moving west at 20 kph, The typhoon comes as Filipinos prepared to honour their dead during All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day on November 1 and November 2.
In U.S. territory in the Pacific Northern Mariana Islands, the typhoon smashed cars and fallen utility poles two days after the deadly storm.
Jazan: A Filipino who went berserk yesterday stabbed to death a Saudi manager and Pakistani employee working at the Farsan Island unit of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) in the southern Jazan province.
5 others including a Filipino were injured in the attack, The attacker who was seriously injured when security forces fired at him, He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the island.
According to information, the Filipino chased the Pakistani worker Arbab Ahmed with a knife and fire extinguisher following a dispute between them at their accommodation.
When the Pakistani fled to the nearby SEC office and took shelter at the office of manager Naseebi who in turn tried to pacify the attacker.
However, the Filipino stabbed Naseebi, aged 56, at least seven times, mainly on his chest and throat. The attacker released the liquid of fire extinguisher to prevent those who attempted to overpower him during his rampage. This prompted the security officials to fire at him, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Manila: At least 5 people have died after a massive storm brought destruction to the northern Philippines, Typhoon Ompong “Mangkhut ripped through the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, and is now moving west towards China, Almost all buildings in the city of Tuguegarao sustained some damage, a government official said, and communications were down in places, More than four million people were in the path of the storm, which packed winds of 185km/h. Thousands were evacuated amid warnings of 6m storm surges.
A super typhoon is intensifying in the Pacific and is forecast to barrel through the Philippines and Taiwan this week before heading to Hong Kong and south China. Mangkhut, classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, is forecast to pack maximum winds of 230 kilometers per hour by Friday before gradually weakening. The typhoon, expected to be closer to south China by the weekend, will bring heavy rains and storm surges on its trail.
Manila: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will extend all possible assistance to a Filipina domestic helper in Kuwait being held by authorities there for allegedly stabbing her employer.
In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is assisting the distressed household service worker from Maguindanao and is in touch with Kuwaiti authorities investigating her case.
“Our Embassy in Kuwait continues to look after our kababayan Ulambai Singgayan and is coordinating with authorities to ensure that her rights are protected,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said.
“Ulambai and her family here in the Philippines have our assurance that the DFA will provide her with legal and other assistance that she may require,” Undersecretary Arriola said.
The Undersecretary said that as soon as the Embassy learned about the incident, it dispatched a team to the hospital where Ulambai was being treated for injuries inflicted on her by members of her employer’s family.
According to the initial information gathered by the Embassy, Singgayan was beaten up after she allegedly stabbed her employer who had allegedly threatened to have her visa revoked and move her to another house where she would be killed.
Chargé d’Affaires Charleson C. Hermosura said Singgayan had visible bruises in her face, chest, and arms. An x-ray conducted in the hospital also showed internal bleeding in her abdomen
Chargé d’Affaires Hermosura said it was not immediately clear if Singgayan had been maltreated by her employer prior to the stabbing incident. He said Singgayan was deployed to Kuwait as a household service worker in February 2017.
Chargé d’Affaires Hermosura said Singgayan is facing felony charges and is currently under hospital arrest.