1 October 2009
Even as the Philippines reels from the terrible onslaught of tropical storm Ondoy, another weather disturbance threatens the country. Near-super typhoon Pepeng which has maximum sustained winds twice the speed of Ondoy's has entered the Philippine area of responsibility.
Just before noon today, typhoon Pepeng was spotted 520 kms. east of Borongan, Eastern Samar packing sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness reaching 210 kph moving west northwest in the general direction of Northern Luzon.
The approach of Pepeng, with the international name Parma, has prompted Pagasa to raise storm signal no. 1 over the Bicol region specifically in Camarines, Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.
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