28 areas in Luzon were placed under Storm Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Juaning, and as of 11 a.m Tuesday advisory PAGASA said at least six areas were placed under Storm Signal No. 2 due to Juaning.
As of 10 a.m., PAGASA also said Juaning was estimated at 100 km northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Juaning was moving west northwest at 19 kph and is expected to be 60 km west of Dagupan City Wednesday morning; and 380 km west-northwest of Laoag City Thursday morning.
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Under Storm Signal No. 2 are:
The Republic of the Philippines or popularly known by many as the Philippines is one of the most spectacular tropical countries in Asia. An archipelago nation formed by an amazing count of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 307,055 sq. km is home to 68 million people. Spanning 1,840 km from north to south and 1,100 km from east to west, the Philippines offer a variety of places to visit with boundless treasures and unforgettable experiences.
Let us take you on a journey to the Philippines, to the country’s main islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Cebu City – it has a rich cultural history and landmarks; the downtown tourism opportunities that have amazed tourists and locales alike; and its thriving trade and industry through its various businesses. Cebu is one of the centers of trade, which actually is the most important one, in the southern Philippines. Both tourists and businessmen find their way south not only to take part of the trade but to enjoy the beautiful scenery also.
Baguio City, Benguet – baguio city is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Baguio City was designated by the Philippine Commission as the Summer Capital of the Philippines and known as one of the industrialized cities in the Northern part of the Philippines. Many people visit this city every summer because of its cold weather and attractive tourist spots like Session Road area, Mines View Park, Camp John Hay and Burnham Park.
Boracay, Island – Boracay Island, with its sugary white sand beaches and azure blue waters, is located on the northwestern tip of Panay, Western Visayas. There is a beautiful beach on the west coast with very fine white sand, particularly near Balabag. The best of the island is the 4 km. White Beach, touted as the “finest beach in the world.” The water surrounding the island is shallow and the sand is finer and brighter than most beaches in the archipelago.
Pagudpud – In the Northern part of the Philippines is a beach reputed to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds that can compare to Hawaii. Wind and wave surfing are the outstanding activities that Pagudpud beach offers its very discriminating clientele. Not to mention the inviting views, clear blue waters, and white sand. Pagudpud promises its visitors a magnificent experience in a secluded paradise.
Honda Bay, Palawan – Framing the rugged and intriguing coastline of the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City is Honda Bay. Its blue cool waters are dotted with islets that assure one of a pure-pleasure experience. From snorkeling in its clear waters to the more adventurous island hopping within its enclaves to simply having a picnic in the fine sand of its beach areas, Honda Bay is sure to leave a lasting impression on the visitor.
Pearl Farm, Davao – Pearl Farm is located in the Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, Southern Philippines. The premier beach resort, which lies in the pristine island of Samal, used to be a pearl farm. There thousands of white-lipped oysters, transported form the Sulu Sea, were once cultivated for their pink, white, and gold pearls. Today, beach lovers all over the world visit this world-class beach resort for its white sand and panoramic landscape and seascape – a relaxing private retreat in a tropical paradise.
Camiguin Island – Camiguin, which rhymes with “come again,” has been regarded as the most beautiful island in the country. As such, it is also referred to as the Philippines’ “Garden of Eden.” The presence of a number of majestic waterfalls that create both hot and cold springs is only one of the many attractions of this island-paradise. The topography is unmistakably tropical but the ambience is uniquely occidental. A study in contrast, Camiguin is sure to mesmerize anyone who visits with the itch to be back again soon.
Banawe Rice Terraces – Banaue rice terraces has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Among the world heritage sites in the Philippines, the Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras have such a powerful presence that makes them one of the most outstanding places in the country. Lying high in the Cordillera mountain range, their setting cannot be replicated anywhere in the lowland tropical landscape of the Philippines.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan – formerly known as the St. Paul Subterranean National Park. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is one of the few in the world that flow out into the sea from an inland source. It has been the focus of much curiosity and scientific investigation. The level of the freshwater river rises and falls with the tide up to a point of 4.3 kilometers.
Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, South Sulu Sea, Palawan – The country’s first inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993 was the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park in Palawan, a distinction so appropriate for an island nation that traditionally looks towards the sea as a life-giving force, the traditional center of people’s lives. It is nominated at the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Chocolate Hills – Chocolate Hills is a series of 1,268 perfectly symmetrical, haycock-shaped hills that rise some 30 meters above the ground. A National Geologic Monument, these unique, rock formations were cast after million years of evolution. Spread out in the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan, the hills are so-called because they resemble chocolate bonbons when their grass cover turns to brown at the onset of summer.
City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur – the architecture of Vigan relates the story of the Filipino, of how his constant exposure to foreign influences endowed him with the ability to adapt foreign ideas and combine them into a style that is uniquely his own. Vigan survives as a unique representation of the adaptation process that the multi-cultural Filipino is so good at.