'Basyang' weakens into an LPA, exits PAR


Posted at Feb 02 2014 12:03 AM | Updated as of Feb 02 2014 07:42 PM

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MANILA - (UPDATED) Tropical depression "Basyang" has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), PAGASA said late Saturday.

The weather bureau, in its 11 p.m. bulletin, said all public storm warning signals have been lowered.

As of 8 p.m., the LPA was spotted 559 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan. PAGASA earlier said the weather disturbance is forecast to move west at 30 kph.

At this rate and track, it is expected to be at 764 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan or outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, three people died due to "Basyang."

Two casualties in Cebu were identified as Danny Tundag, who drowned in Daan Bantayan; and Jose Haji Aque, who was electrocuted in Brgy. Baliwagan, Balamban.

Another casualty, Dionisio Paler, drowned in Brgy. Tigbawan, Maasin in Southern Leyte.

An estimated 6,193 families or 28,892 individuals were affected by "Basyang" in seven provinces in Regions 6, 7, 8 and CARAGA.