Typhoon Hagupit began battering the Philippines late Saturday, with strong winds and rain expected to strike a central belt of the island nation for days as the storm churns westward.
In Luzon Island’s southern Bicol region, the storm toppled trees, triggered landslides and sent waves spraying across seaside roadways. The storm continued to weaken Sunday morning, with sustained winds of 100 m.p.h., as it drove west to Masbate Island, Philippine government meteorologists said.
The worst of the storm appears likely to pass to the north of Tacloban City and other parts of the province that were devastated last year by Typhoon Haiyan, according to maps produced by Philippine meteorologists. Fears there have been heightened because many people are still living in temporary shelters there, and emergency shelters have not been fully rebuilt.
Meanwhile netizens react to Korina Sanchez controversial comment right after their news cast on their evening news program, TV Patrol. Korina Together with co-news casters Ted Failon and Noli De Castro are expressing their views about the coming Typhoon Ruby (International name: Typhoon Hagupit). Typhoon Ruby is expected to landfall on Philippine area on Saturday. According to NASA, The said typhoon has nearly the same path that Super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) took last November,2013. However, Korina Sanchez has an additional suggestion regarding on the coming landfall of Ruby. According to her, Filipinos can still pray to God to spare the Philippines by changing it’s route and hit Japan instead.
Check out the conversation between Sanchez and co-anchor Noli de Castro went:
Korina: Kaya pa natin idasal yan para lumihis.
(We can still pray so that the typhoon will veer away)
Noli de Castro: Sana ay hati na lang tayo. Kalahati sa Pilipinas, kalahati sa Japan.
(Hopefully, only half the typhoon will hit us and the other half will hit Japan)
Korina: Puwede bang sa kanilang lahat?
(Is it possible for the entire typhoon to just hit Japan?)
Noli: Huwag naman.
Korina: Sa kanila na lang lahat. Parang mas kaya nila.
(Let Japan have it all. Looks like they’re more capable)