Luzon/luːˈzɒn/ is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines and the 15th largest in the world. Located in the northern region of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of the nation, being home to the country's capital city, Manila, as well as Quezon City, the country's most populous. With a population of 48 million as of 2010, it is the fourth most populous island in the world, containing about 53% of the Philippines' total population.
Meanwhile, in the eastern hemisphere, Typhoon Noru, known in the Philippines as Karding, hit the northeastern part of the Philippines on 25 September as a "super typhoon" with sustained winds of 195 121 mph before tracking across the main island of Luzon on 25 September.
“We honor such heroic deeds by rescuers who go out of their way to save the lives of fellow Filipinos”. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the five rescuers who perished while performing their duties at the height of the typhoon Karding in Luzon on Monday.
The SierraMadre mountain range is currently the toast of the country after it once again tempered a strong typhoon, thereby saving Filipinos–particularly those living in Luzon–from disaster ... Its watershed supports the water system of Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley and Metro Manila.”.
Deemed to be the strongest typhoon to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year, Noru caused gusts of up to 240 kph on the main island of Luzon, where more than half of the country's 110 million population live, reports the BBC.
Typhoon Noru has caused gusts of up to 240kph (149mph) on the main island Luzon, where more than half of the country's 110 million population live. Forecasters say the storm experienced an "explosive intensification" as it made landfall west of Luzon ... On Luzon - the most populous ...
SuperTyphoon “Karding” was on its way out of the Philippines on Monday morning after its “explosive intensification” on Sunday gave way to its weakening to typhoon level as it crossed and exited the Luzon landmass overnight, the state weather bureau said ... “People living near the coast have been told to evacuate.
The 69th Infantry Battalion, 70th Infantry Battalion, 71st InfantryBattalion, and 84th Infantry Battalion of 7th Infantry Division marshalled disaster response teams that will be deployed to save lives in CentralLuzon, the region that is expected to bear the brunt of Karding, ...
... in Luzon area ... We are truly grateful to have ICTSIFoundation as our first partner in our Luzon expansion as we continue to work forward, impacting not only the environment but also the communities that live within,” said Anthony Dignadice, Program Director of Rafi One To Tree.
In Davao City, all live domestic and captured wild birds and their products coming from Luzon and other areas with cases of avian influenza H5N1 strain or bird flu are banned from entry ... Under the said EO, the temporary ban covers all live domestic and captured wild birds from ...