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'Basyang' makes landfall over Dumaguete City

TROPICAL Depression Basyang, which made landfall over Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on Tuesday night, is now moving towards Sulu Sea, the country's weather agency reported.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, the center of the tropical depression was at the vicinity of Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental.

Basyang, which has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph, is forecast to move west southwest at 26 kph, Pagasa said.

Pagasa said Basyang will be in the vicinity of Quezon, Palawan province, Wednesday night, February 14.

The state weather bureau placed Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Bohol, Cebu, Northern section of Misamis Occidental, and northern section of Zamboanga del Norte under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1, as these areas may experience 30-60 kph winds in the next 36 hours. (DDA/SunStar Philippines)