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MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical storm "Ambo" continued to move away from the country, leaving at least three people dead with five more still missing.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the fatalities were all children. One of the fatalities was identified as Richard Atulan, 7, who slipped and fell into the Cainta River. His body was recovered last June 3. Two fatalities were reported in Palawan, identified as siblings Princess, 2, and Shawn Abrera, 4, who both drowned in Kiwit River.
Five more people were missing in the provinces of Camarines Sur and Catanduanes, most of whom were fishermen, the NDRRMC said.
Even as Ambo (international code name: Mawar) continues to move away from the country, rains are still expected in some parts of Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tuesday.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin, Pagasa said Ambo was now 740 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes with maximum winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. Ambo is moving northeast at 24 kph and is expected to be 790 kilometers east northeast of Taiwan by Tuesday afternoon.
Ambo, however, will still continue to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring monsoon rains over the western part of Southern Luzon. The rest of Luzon and Visayas, meanwhile, will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms. Mindanao will have cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.
Pagasa said another active Low Pressure Area (LPA) has been spotted 450 kilometers east of Mindanao.
Fishing boats and other small boats are still advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. Coastal waters throughout the country will be moderate to rough.