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Typhoon Rammasun, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Glenda, is the ninth officially named storm and the third typhoon of the annual typhoon season. It is also the seventh storm of the season to be named by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). It is the first typhoon to directly impact the Philippines in 2014.

Rammasun entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was given a local name, Glenda on July 13. Glenda is expected to be the first typhoon to impact the Philippines in over eight months, the last being Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Preparations for Typhoon Glenda started early on July 14.

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On 15 October 2013, a devastating earthquake of tectonic origin with magnitude of 7.2 hit Bohol and nearby provinces in Region VII (Central Visayas) at 8:12 a.m. Based on preliminary intensity reports, the strongest ground shaking at PEIS VII was felt at Tagbilaran City and several cities in the province of Cebu. Neighboring island provinces of Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Camiguin, Panay, Leyte, and several areas in northeastern Mindanao felt the earthquake at varying intensities of PEIS I-VI.

On January 17, 2014, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) in Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "Agaton" with international name "Lingling" with maximum sustained winds of 55kph near the center causing widespread flooding. TD Agaton maintained its strength as it continued to move. At 10 a.m. of January 20, it weakened into an LPA at 400 km east Southeast of Davao City or 455 km East of General Santos City.

After the catastrophic Bohol earthquake of magnitude 7.2, another disaster struck the Philippines. This time, Super Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, devastated the Eastern Visayas islands on 8 November 2013. Its classification as a Super Typhoon was based on a strong Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Scale. This was one of the deadliest typhoon events in the Philippines' history. Thousands of individuals have been reported dead and missing. In addition, a wide area of destruction was observed in the Eastern Visayas, on Samar and Leyte Islands.

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