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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 00:44:00 05/16/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Two tropical depressions were in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Thursday evening, with more rains forecast in Luzon and the Western Visayas, the state weather bureau said.

At the same time, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised public storm signal number 1 (30 to 60 kilometers per hour winds) over northern Palawan, Occidental Mindoro and Lubang Island due to tropical depression “Cosme.”

At 10 p.m., “Cosme” was located 390 kilometers west of Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro province. Its maximum sustained winds picked up to 60 kilometers per hour near the center, PAGASA said in its 11 p.m. weather bulletin.

Moving north at seven kilometers per hour, the storm was expected to be at 420 kilometers west northwest of Calapan City by Friday evening, 230 kilometers northwest of Iba town, Zambales province by Saturday evening, and 80 kilometers north northwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte province by Sunday evening.

Meanwhile the low pressure area off the eastern coast of Luzon has developed into a tropical depression that was named “Dindo,” PAGASA weather forecaster Rene Paciente said in a phone interview.

At 10 p.m., “Dindo” was located 540 kilometers east northeast of Basco town, the capital of the northernmost Batanes province. The storm was moving northeast at 30 kilometers per hour, Paciente said.

PAGASA alerted residents in low-lying areas against flash floods while those in coastal areas were warned against big waves.

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