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Parañaque mayor cries sabotage as cause of waist-high floods

Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez has ordered an investigation into the alleged connivance between informal settlers and tricycle drivers to clog the drainage system in some areas in the city, allowing the latter to charge high fares. According to Olivarez, a group of informal settlers near Gatchalian Subdivision in Barangay San Dionisio “dumped bags of sand […]

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LIST: Flooded areas in Metro Manila due to ‘Maring’

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and several local government units (LGUs) reported flooded areas in Metro Manila due to the inclement weather brought by tropical depression “Maring” on Tuesday. Here are the following areas with flooding as of 3:00 p.m.: EDSA Corinthian Northbound (NB) – gutter deep Rizal R. Papa – waist deep, not passable to […]

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Intense rains, flooding expected in Metro Manila and nearby provinces due to Maring

The state weather bureau early Tuesday warned of possible flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces due to rains spawned by Tropical Depression Maring. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration issued the heavy rainfall warning (Orange) over Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan and Rizal at 5 a.m. Flooding is a definite threat in communities […]

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LOOK: Flooding in Metro Manila

Heavy rainshowers caused by the southwest monsoon or habagat flooded parts of Metro Manila Thursday morning. The state weather bureau Pagasa, in its 4:00 a.m forecast, said Luzon as well as Metro Manila, Visayas, and Northern Mindanao will experience light to moderate raind and thunderstorms. –By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas, CBB UN Avenue Area: Ilang lugar sa […]

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Metro traffic part of ‘Shake Drill’ challenge

Staging it on a “payday Friday” was part of the test. The third annual “Shake Drill” kicked off on Friday with rescuers and volunteers simulating emergency scenarios in the aftermath of a major earthquake and testing whether they could act fast enough through the daily calamity that is Metro Manila traffic. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […]

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MMDA, Pasig shake drills to test public’s disaster preparedness, patience

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) appealed to the public for understanding as it holds on Friday afternoon its third metro-wide quake drill that is expected to ground traffic to a near standstill. At exactly 4 p.m. today, cellular signal, power as well as the operations of the train lines would halt for 45 seconds to simulate the effects […]

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Rains damage roads, bridges to Cordillera tourist towns

BAGUIO CITY—Torrential rains since last week have crippled roads leading to tourist towns like Sagada in Mt. Province. On May 27, strong river currents washed out the makeshift detour bridge that links the Baguio-Bontoc section of the national highway at Barangay Nacagang in Sabangan town, also in Mt. Province. Delivery and freight trucks from this […]

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Rains, floods, landslide seen in Luzon, Visayas as LPA forms

MANILA — Monsoon rains over Luzon and parts of Visayas will continue this week as a low pressure area developed close to Luzon on Thursday. The state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) spotted the low pressure area about 635 kilometers east of Cagayan province as of  Thursday morning. PAGASA meteorologist […]

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Metro Manila, 8 provinces flooded

THE ONSLAUGHT of “habagat” (southwest monsoon) in the country that began on Aug. 8 has left at least five people dead and more than 20,000 people in evacuation centers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said rains would continue in the next […]

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Makati closes streets, reroutes traffic for MMDA Shake Drill

The city government of Makati announced that it will implement road closures and traffic rerouting on June 22, Wednesday, in line with its participation in the Metro Manila Shake Drill and 2nd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill, which will start at 9:00am.   According to Arch. Elmer Cabrera, officer-in-charge of the Makati Public Safety Department, […]

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Sep 20, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017

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