'Tisoy' further weakens after 3rd landfall

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Typhoon Tisoy has further weakened after it made landfall over Naujan, Oriental Mindoro Tuesday, December 3.

Tisoy made its third landfall at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, while traversing the northern portions of Mindoro provinces.

It first made landfall in Gubat, Sorsogon around 11 p.m. Monday, December 2, while its second landfall was in Marinduque at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Number 3 is still hoisted over the southern portion of Quezon (Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucena, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, and San Antonio), Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

TCWS Number 2 is up in Burias Island, Romblon, the northern portion of Camarines Sur (Cabugao, Libmanan, Pamplona, Pasacao, Sipocot, Lupi, Ragay, and Del Gallego), Camarines Norte, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, and Dingalan), Rizal, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Calamian Islands (Coron, Busuanga, Culion, and Linapacan), Zambales, Pangasinan, Northen Aklan (Malay, Buruanga, Nabas, and Ibajay) and northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, and Pandan).

Areas under TCWS Number 1 are southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapigue, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Mateo, Cauayan City, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Cordon, Santiago City, Jones, and San Agustin), Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, La Union, Quirino, the rest of Aurora, the northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, and Dumaran), the rest of Camarines Sur, Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, and Agutaya), Masbate including Ticao Island, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, the western portion of Northern Samar (Capal, San Antonio, and San Vicente), Lavezares, Allen, Biri, Rosario, Victoria, San Jose, San Isidro, Bobon, Catarman, and Lope de Vega), the northwestern portion of Samar (Calbayog, Tagapul-am, Almagro, and Sto. Niño), Capiz, Iloilo and the rest of Aklan and Antique.

Pagasa said as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the eye of Typhoon Tisoy was located in the vicinity of Baco, Oriental Mindoro, packing maximum winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gusts up to 195 km/h.

The typhoon is still moving west at 25 km/h. (EZN/SunStar Philippines)