PAGASA hits 1M Facebook likes as 'Ruby' hits the Philippines

Typhoon 'Ruby' ('Hagupit') has already made two (2) landfalls, according to PAGASA. The powerful Typhoon 'Ruby' still continues to threaten other parts of the country, such as Masbate, Mindoro and even Metro Manila, which is now under Signal #2.

Bagyong Ruby's first landfall was recorded 9:15AM last night, December 6, and then it made 2nd landfall in Cataingan, Masbate today, December 7. Two (2) more landfalls are expected after this.

PAGASA said in its latest weather update and forecast for Bagyong 'Ruby' at 11 this evening, next landfall could happen tomorrow evening, Dec. 8, between 8 to 10, at Northern Mindoro. At this point, the typhoon's effects might also be felt in Metro Manila.

Expect storm surge, strong winds and heavy to torrential rainfall when it makes landfall, the weather bureau said.

The location of 'RUBY' 5PM today is at 70km northwest of Masbate City, Masbate and is forecast to move west northwest at 10 kph. It still has a maximum sustained winds of 140kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170kph.

By tomorrow evening, location could be at of 45km northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

SIGNAL NO. 3: Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands, Romblon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Southern Quezon

SIGNAL NO. 2: Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Rest of Quezon, Calamian Group of Island, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Semirara Island, Biliran, Aklan, Capiz, Bantayan Island

SIGNAL NO. 1: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Northern Cebu including Cebu City, Camotes Island, Polilio Island, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Northern Palawan including Puyo, Pampanga,Tarlac, Catanduanes

I'm asking everyone to continue to pray for everyone's safety. Have faith in God.

Meanwhile, on the bright side of this, as PAGASA makes forecast on 'Ruby', doing the best they can in providing us with information and hourly updates about the typhoon, their Facebook Page has already hit 1 million

The exact day of hitting that mark was last Friday, a day after 'Ruby' entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and a day before its landfall.

They're being criticized by some for the sudden change in forecast of Ruby's landfall yesterday, when at 11AM they said 'Ruby' will make landfall Sunday, but at 5PM, they changed it back to Saturday evening as the expected time of landfall. Despite that, PAGASA is still doing a very good job.

I would like to commend them for their updates in social media, which are of great helpful to us, particularly in their Facebook page where most of us have been relying much to get updated with the typhoon. -

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