Welcome to Pandan, the Jewel of Panay!

Kruhay!!! Mayad nga pag-abot sa banwa it Pandan, probinsya it Antique!!!

Hon. Jonathan D. Tan

In behalf of Pandan, I am very proud to welcome you all to the official website of the Municipality of Pandan, Antique, Philippines.

Pandan boasts of its eco-tourist attractions like Malumpati Health Spring and Tourist Resort, and Bugang River, which won the national award “Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran” as the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines.

Come and see the beauty of Pandan!

We will deeply appreciate it!

Municipal Mayor

News and Updates

Opening of Tugbong Festival “Sportsfest 2015″

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Tugbong Festival 2015 is coming…Liga ng mga Barangay starts with the Opening of Inter-Barangay Basketball (Senior & Junior) & Volleyball (Men & Women) Tournament.

Typhoon “Ruby” Updates



PAGASA: 34 areas under storm signals as Typhoon Ruby gains more strength

December 5, 2014 5:00am
At least 34 areas were under storm signals early Friday as Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) intensified further and continued to move toward Eastern Visayas, state weather agency PAGASA said.

PAGASA said Ruby was estimated at 500 km east of Borongan, Eastern Samar as of 4 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.
“(Maaring) Linggo ng umaga siya ay magla-landfall sa Samar area,” PAGASA forecaster Manny Mendoza told dzBB radio, citing the agency’s latest data.
He said there is a chance Ruby may make landfall on Borongan, then affect Samar.
PAGASA said Typhoon Ruby is


to move west-northwest at 13 kph and is expected to be 230 km east of Borongan, Eastern Samar by Saturday morning.

By Sunday morning it is expected to be 85 km southeast of Catarman in Northern Samar. By Monday morning, it is expected to be in the vicinity of Romblon, Romblon.
Storm signals
Under Storm Signal No. 2 are (18 areas):
  1. Sorsogon
  2. Ticao Island
  3. Masbate
  4. Northern Samar
  5. Eastern Samar
  6. Samar
  7. Biliran
  8. Leyte
  9. Southern Leyte
  10. Northern Cebu
  11. Cebu City
  12. Bantayan Island
  13. Camotes Island
  14. Surigao del Sur
  15. Agusan del Norte
  16. Surigao del Norte
  17. Dinagat Island
  18. Siargao Island
Under Signal No. 1 are (16 areas):
  1. Catanduanes
  2. Albay
  3. Camarines Norte
  4. Camarines Sur
  5. Burias Island
  6. Romblon
  7. Capiz
  8. Iloilo
  9. Negros Oriental
  10. Negros Occidental
  11. Rest of Cebu
  12. Siquijor
  13. Bohol
  14. Misamis Oriental
  15. Agusan del Sur
  16. Camiguin Island
PAGASA said Ruby may bring an estimated rainfall of 7.5 to 20 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within its 700-km diameter.
It added Ruby and the Northeast Monsoon will bring rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, over the seaboards of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.
“Fisherfolks and those using small seacraft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards,” it said.
It also warned those living near coastal areas to be alert against possible storm surges.

Forecast tracks

The US Naval Observatory’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center still has a forecast track for Hagupit different from that of PAGASA.
PAGASA projects Ruby moving across the Visayas, striking Samar Island then cutting through to the northern tip of Masbate and then moving toward southern Mindoro.

In its latest advisory, JTWC said “expect the system to shift slightly to the northwest into a small weakness in the subtropical ridge and continue to weaken as the system tracks along the Bicol peninsula.”

“In the extended forecast, the bulk of the dynamic models have come into closer agreement on a generally westward track over the Philippines. While there is still some disagreement in the exact placement of the system, ranging between the Cagayn Valley in norther Luzon to just north of Cebu, there is better confidence in the JTWC forecast track, which lays close to the multi-model consensus,” the US Navy address.   Joel Locsin/ELR, GMA News

from Local Pulse.Net “Typhoon Hagupit to pack 240 kph winds by Dec. 6, 2014″

Published On: Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit to pack 240 kph winds by Dec. 6, 2014

The JTWC forecasts Typhoon Hagupit to pack 240 kph winds by December 6 (Saturday), 8 a.m., when it is nearer the Philippines’ landmass.

Typhoon Hagupit Update

According to state weather bureau PAGASA, Tropical Storm Ruby with international name “Hagupit” is set to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) between Thursday and Friday.

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Hagupit was headed towards the eastern portion of the country, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 125 kph as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Hagupit, which means lash in Filipino, was moving west-northwest at 35 kph as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Rene Paciente, senior weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said Hagupit is likely to intensify into a typhoon before entering the PAR.

Paciente said the weather bureau is still looking at two scenarios for Hagupit: make landfall over eastern Visayas on Sunday or recurve toward Japan.

Typhoon Hagupit Track (Dec. 2, 2014)

PAGASA forecaster Buddy Javier said the more likely scenario for Hagupit is for the storm to skirt the Philippines and move towards Japan due to the presence of the high pressure area (anti-cyclone) northeast of the Philippines and the strengthening of the northeast monsoon (amihan), which brings cold winds that are unfavorable for the development or intensification of a weather disturbance.

- See more at: http://www.localpulse.net/weather-update/typhoon-hagupit-pack-240-kph-winds-dec-6-2014-4186/#sthash.qfADDWxz.dpuf