Pepeng moves away from RP

October 9, 2009 9:57 am 

MANILA. Oct. 9 — Tropical depression Pepeng (Parma)slightly accelerated as it moves away from the country.

Pepeng was spotted 130 kilometers west of Vigan City as of 4 p.m. today, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph).

It is moving westward at 13 kph, the Pagasa latest bulletin said.

It is seen to reach 429 kilometers west of Vigan City by Saturday afternoon.

Nathaniel Cruz, Pagasa weather branch chief, said Pepeng was forecast to leave the country Saturday afternoon.

Signal number 1 was hoisted over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and western Pangasinan. (PNA)

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