Metro Manila at a standstill

Pagasa says worst not over


RESCUE A Coast Guard member reaches out to rescue a man who had clung to a tree for hours after swirling floodwaters swept him away along E. Rodriguez Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Nonstop monsoon rains left 80 percent of Metro Manila flooded on Tuesday, forcing hundreds of thousands out of their homes and sparking recollections of the calamitous Tropical Storm “Ondoy” in 2009.

Pagasa Administrator Nathaniel Servando said “the worst is not over for Metro Manila,” as the weather bureau expects the rains to continue well until Wednesday.

“It may start to subside on Thursday,” he said.

All cities in Metro Manila declared yesterday that there would be no classes in all levels today. Classes are also suspended in the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna and Cavite and the towns of Rodriguez and Cainta in Rizal province.

Power was turned off in some parts of the metropolis as a precautionary measure as the waters seeped into electrical facilities, Manila Electric Co. said.

Yesterday, schools, financial markets and most government and private offices were shut as key roadways in the metropolis were submerged by waters that in some areas reached neck-deep level.

Police power

Malacañang invoked on Tuesday the “police power” of the state by suspending work in both the public and private sectors in Metro Manila and nine nearby provinces after torrential rains flooded many parts of Luzon.

Weather forecaster Bernie de Leon said that in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, 323 millimeters (13 inches) of rain fell on Metro Manila, compared with the average monthly rainfall of 504 mm for August.


Nine persons, including a month-old baby, were killed when a landslide buried their homes yesterday morning in Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City at the height of the heavy downpour.

Two were electrocuted, bringing the number of fatalities in the metropolis and nearby provinces to at least 15.

Before the latest deluge, the death toll from eight days of sustained rains brought on by Gener had reached 53 with more than 268,000 people forced to flee their homes across the country.

Despite the torrential rains, flight operations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport remained normal. However, dozens of air travelers were unable to make it to their respective flights due to flooded roads leading to the airport’s four terminals. Only two flights were canceled on Tuesday due to bad weather.

Metro Manila’s Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit train lines remained open to the public on Tuesday despite heavy rains that caused flooding in many parts of the capital.

Water world

Ramos said most of the submerged areas were in Camanava (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela).

But widespread flooding was also experienced in Muntinlupa, Makati, Parañaque, Quezon City, Marikina and Pasig, as well as in Calasiao in Pangasinan, Meycauyan and Obando in Bulacan, Cardona in Rizal, Noveleta and General Trias in Cavite, and 16 towns in Laguna.

“It was like water world,” Ramos said, describing the scene in the capital on Monday night. He said all cities in Metro Manila experienced flooding.

“If you’re going to tally the number of areas affected, then almost the entire metropolis was hit by floods,” said Corazon Jimenez, general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

Many towns and cities in nearby provinces were also flooded.

Perched on rooftops

In low-lying areas, two-story houses were submerged as people perched on rooftops awaited rescue or lay huddled in evacuation centers.

Rosario Brutas, a market vendor in Bacoor, Cavite, said she and her husband woke on Tuesday to discover their home already partly submerged.

“We woke up before dawn to find our bed afloat,” the 32-year-old said from a hospital courtyard where her family and their neighbors had taken refuge.

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson warned residents of several towns around Laguna de Bay to prepare for possible evacuation due to rising waters of the lake.

As of 11 p.m. on Monday, the NDRRMC said 808,697 people had been affected by the heavy downpours across Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.

Some 250,200 people, or 53,951 families, had been displaced from their homes, with 18,692 persons staying at 85 evacuation centers in the three regions, the NDRRMC said.

As if the flooding were not enough, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Occidental Mindoro province Tuesday

WATER TAXI Two women avoid the floodwaters with a smooth ride on an improvised raft along De la Rosa Street in Makati City on Tuesday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

afternoon. The temblor was felt all the way to Pampanga province and Olongapo City in Zambales province.

The quake occurred at 1:03 p.m. 25 kilometers southwest of Lubang, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Fortunately, no damage was reported and Phivolcs said no aftershocks were expected.

The deluge came despite the absence of storm signals following the departure of Typhoon “Gener” over the weekend.

Unlike three years ago when Ondoy swamped the metropolis in a span of six hours and killed 464 people, the rains since Monday had been virtually unceasing.

“With Ondoy, the rain was heavier. This one is less intense but continuous,” Executive Director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said, expressing fear of landslides should the rains keep up.

Ondoy Part 2

Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian described the extent of devastation in the city as “definitely Ondoy Part II.”

Throughout Tuesday, Gatchalian tweeted as he rode a six-wheel truck to inspect the flooding. Gatchalian, @stgatchalian on Twitter, posted that the flooded areas he passed—McArthur Highway, Maysan Road, T. Santiago Street, Lingunan Portion—were not passable.

When the truck passed by North Luzon Expressway’s stretch in Valenzuela, he tweeted a photo of the highway submerged in about waist-deep floods. “Baha sa NLEX… the highway is underwater,” he said.

Gatchalian later tweeted: “This is a disaster. A lot of people calling for rescue.”

It was the same picture across the northern cities of Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas, all of which had to deal with overflowing rivers such as the Tullahan and Tinajeros Rivers, the constant rain, and an incoming high tide.

“All rivers and creeks in Valenzuela overflowed. The city is 40 percent submerged,” he said.

In Navotas City, 13 out of its 14 barangays (villages) were flooded as of noon, with most areas either experiencing waist-or knee-deep floods.

Dams were at spilling level, or at least close to it, with Ipo Dam in Bulacan, Ambuklao and Binga Dams in Benguet, and San Roque Dam in Pangasinan, opening gates to release waters. Residents living near these dams were alerted to possible increase in downstream water levels.

Officials were also keeping watch over La Mesa Dam in Quezon City, Angat Dam in Bulacan, and Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija, which were registering increased water levels.

Ramos expressed concern about what might occur if the rains continued.

“The problem is the rains had already soaked the ground. The soil is saturated already, so there’s nowhere for the water to go. If the rains continue, there might be landslides and more flash floods,” he said.

House near cliff

Police named the youngest fatality as Jonica Castulo when loose soil from a small cliff collapsed atop her family’s house in Barangay Commonwealth.

The landslide happened at a community on Bayanihan Street near Litex Road in Barangay Bayanihan at around 7:30 a.m.

The victims’ houses were built near a small cliff, but soil from the cliff had softened overnight due to the continuous rains which pounded Metro Manila.

Watchman electrocuted

A security watchman wading through a flooded street in Quezon City at the height of Tuesday’s rains got the shock of his life.

Benjie Dumancil, 22, was electrocuted early Tuesday morning while walking through an inundated portion of flood-prone G. Araneta Avenue at Barangay Doña Imelda in Quezon City.

A man in Parañaque City was also electrocuted before dawn on Tuesday when he tried to disconnect a  sub-meter on an electric post.

When Jerwin Quijote, 32, a tricycle driver, fell from a water tank, he held on to the nearest thing in front of him: live wires.

Free calls

Some of the country’s largest corporations and conglomerates on Tuesday mobilized their resources in response to the massive flooding.

Smart Communications and Globe Telecom Inc. said they had begun to offer free call and text services in key areas and evacuation centers around the metropolis and surrounding areas.

The San Miguel group said its Philippine Airlines subsidiary had waived rebooking fees of passengers unable to take their flights Tuesday. Rebooking for affected passengers would be subject to fare and booking class seat availability.

The SM group said its malls would stay open, wherever possible, for customers “looking for basic necessities or simply seeking alternatives venue for home away from rains and floods.”—With reports from Niña Calleja, Leila B. Salaverria, Nathaniel R. Melican, Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jaymee T. Gamil, Michael Lim Ubac, Jerome Aning, Paolo G. Montecillo, Amy Remo, Jeanette Andrade, Kristine Alave, Cynthia Balana, Tarra Quismundo, Daxim L. Lucas and AFP

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  • spearheads

    Sa lahat ng masigasig na sumuporta sa RH Bill. basahin ninyo ulit ang bibliya, intindihin ng husto, at isapuso. Makailang ulit kong sinabi dito na huwag ninyong pangunahan ang Diyos. Siya lang ang nakakaalam at may karatan kung kailan at papaano babawasan ang sangkatauhan. Huwag na huwag ninyong pangunahan. Yang delubyo ay paraan para ipaaala Niya sa sangkatauhan na siya ang totoong “boss” natin. Remember the 8 Beatitudes thus, “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” Kaya madalas ang parusa sa langit ay tumatama sa mahihirap para ipaalala na rin na huwag kayong bumigay dahil kayo lang ang inaasahan Niyang magpatuloy na susunod sa kanyang mga pangaral. Sa mga nasalanta at namatay, yan ang paraan Niya para kunin kayo at tapusin na ang inyong paghihirap.

    Tandaan ninyo na salat man tayo sa yaman pero ang Pilipinas ang pinakamarubdob na naniniwala sa Diyos dahil tayo lang sa lahat bansa na pinakamaraming Katoliko tapos gusto pa ninyong bawasan? Kung kayo ang nasa katayuan niya, hindi kayo magagalit? HIndi ba kayo nagtataka na yang baha ay nangyari sa panahong nagkawatakwatak tayo dahil sa RH Bill?

    See the clear signs of times people and don’t be bullheaded or we will always suffer the Wrath of God.

    • Jason_Voorhees

      Kaya nga maraming makasalanan dahil maraming tao na walang trabaho! Nasa diyos ang awa nasa tao ang gawa! RH bill lang ang magagawa ng tao.

    • dodong1

      ni wala akong nakitang mga paring tumutulong sa labas o nag rescue ng mga tao..siguro nasa loob sila ng kanilang lungga dahil takot mabasa o maulanan…nasan na yung mga damasos nayan…palubuhin pa ang population para mas marami pa ang madamay sa sakunang ito.nasan ka rin kasama mo silang nagkakape at pinapanood ang mga naghihirap natin mga kababayan sa telebisyon?? by the way IPAGDASAL MO RIN NA MAIPASA ANG RH BILL NA ITO…HINDI NA KAILANGAN PANG BASAHIN ANG BIBLYA DAHIL  NAKIKITA NA MISMO NG MGA MATA NAMIN KUNG ANO ANG NANGYAYARI AT RESULTA NG OVER POPULATION….

    • Guest

      Isang hibang na panatikong bugok lang ang nagsasangkalan at nagmamagaling kung ano man ang pakay ng Diyos. Mas lalong dobleng bugok at maitim na budhi ang gumagamit ng isang librong sinulat ng mga panatikong bugok din ang gagawing katunayan sa kanyang pangsariling masamang hangarin sa kapwa. 

    • indiosbravos2002

      Yong ulan pinadala para di na magrally obispo. Sabi ng dyos lulunurin ko yong mga sinungaling pag nagrally pa uli sila sa Tuesday. Ayaw na daw nyang ginagamit pangalan nya. Wala lang ngang naginform kay Papa Jesus na inusog yong botohan ng Monday.

      • iamnobody

        @herculubus:disqus: Di nakakatulong yang pananakot nyo sa mga tao. Please don’t attribute to God a clearly man-made calamity. You think our God is as narrow-minded as you? Di naman siguro. Clearly, it’s nature’s way of telling us that “Hey, you guys forgot that you are just stewards of God’s creation.” But not that God wants to tell us to shy away from bills you think are opposed to your faith pending in Congress. Sana maging responsable din tayo sa ating mga kuro-kuro; wag yung puro pananakot nalang. Di nakakatuwa. :)

  • spearheads

    When the rally of the anti RH Bill was drenched with rain, the pro RH 
    bill was quick to contemptuously malign the CBCP and it’s faithfuls that 
    even God was against the rally. Little did they know that in fact, God 
    was sending a message thus, “Continue the fight because I will never 
    abandon you. In fact, I am here showing signs that I will do the rest.” 

    That little rain became a deluge, indeed.

    • Marlon


      don’t drag God’s name into this calamity because its not His fault.

      its the stupid politicians and the myopic Catholic leaders who are largely to blame for allowing poor people to multiply with abandon and live on the side of rivers and flood-prone areas because of poverty and overpopulation.

      leave God out of this because God was never on your side or in anyone else side.

      He just lets humans wallow and die in their stupidity and petty quarrels.

      • txtman









    • reddfrog

      Sino ka, spokesperson ni God? Who appointed you to such a high position?

      • spearheads

        Alam kong nagtatalon ka sa saya at kokak ng kokak dahil sa baha yellowwfrog. Sa kalooban mo, kung pwede lang araw araw baha para libre kang magkalat ng butete mo para dumami ang lahi mo, di ba? Sige magtampisaw ka na dyan sa baha, walang pumipigil sayo.

      • txtman




        KASI NGA








    • JunPyo123

      How did you know that, in fact, it was God who sent the message? And how did you able to accurately decipher his words?

      Are you some sort of a prophet? Because if not, may heavens struck me now, you are one blasphemous heretic.

    • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

      aba ! isa rin itong nagmamagaling na sugo kunwari ng Diyos.
      pagkatapos ni Ondoy meron bang ginawa para maiwasan ulit ang ganung pangyayari?
      idilat mo ang mata mo dahil WALANG GINAWA ANG GOBYERNO

      why do you expect different results year after year when there’s nothing concretely done to alleviate flooding?

      you can expect the same flooding in the years to come because the pnas continues to destroy it’s environment thru illegal logging, bad waste management, overpopulation and illegal settlements.

      • txtman






    • superpilipinas

      Yes. God’s will be done.

      It comes at a time when some people’s brain are being covered with condoms. At least now some are thinking…why should we spend 3 billions pesos for condoms when we should use the money to lessen the loss of more lives due to yearly calamities?

  • isalexus

    What a cruel god to send such a message!!!

    • Herbert David

      Ayan yan ang Rain Hard Bill niyo!

      • rozli

        lol .. what is the RH Bil got to do with the heavy rain.  Please lawakan nyo ang isipan nyo?

      • txtman




        OH YAH!

         CONDOMS PALA!


      • angie1875

        Matatalino na ang mga tao. Hindi na makuha ng pananakot and threats. Overpopulation, garbage, clogged waterways, global warming caused the floods and severe rains. Nananakot ka lang kasi mga ignorant ang target mo. Uneducated people will believe that everything is God’s fault.May Ondoy din naman nung panahon na walang RH bill a.May bagyo din at lindol nung 1990’s na wala na naman RH.

      • Nick Richardson

        It’s not just the rains;Its the killer floods!RH Bill is getting into the picture because our President is giving so much priority to it when in fact dapat sana pinagtuunan nya ng solusyon ang mga ganitong problema sa baha na kumikitil ng buhay.Di pa natuto sa Ondoy eh—deaths or damages could have been prevented.On this note,why not push infrastructures,anti-flood system,drainage solution,waste management technology rather than this bill na anti-life na,billions pa ang budget allocation.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. nice one.

    • txtman

      Bakit hindi?
      Hindi ba sina Noah lang ang nabuhay noon?
      What makes you think you are special people?
      If you did wrong, you deserve to be punish.

      PITIFUL, atheist!

      • isalexus

        Really? So god has always been a cruel and vindictive thing– since the time of noah? Is he,it,she such a vain thing that he will wrought vengeance even against the innocents? who needs a god like that then? pitiful believer– blind!!

      • txtman






        I DON’T


      • isalexus

        Ah yes! Spoken by a true believer indeed!! Bilib ako sa iyong maka-dios!!

      • txtman



        AKO PA KAYA?


        EXCUSE ME!




           KATULAD MO




        I DON’T GIVE IT A DAM* !



      • iamnobody

        Nakakainis na kabobohan. Heretics! :)

  • isalexus

    Napakalupit ng iyong dios! ” Sa mga nasalanta at namatay, yan ang paraan Niya para kunin kayo at tapusin na ang inyong paghihirap” Bakit? Wala na bang ibang paraan ang iyong diyos kungdi manakit ng mga inosente pati sanggol kinatay?? Mahirap na nga pinahirapan pang lalo—- BAKIT?


    Pathetic people using acts of nature in their politicking.

    Calamities happen at any given time somewhere around the world.

    • Jason_Voorhees

      Sapul na sapul a!

  • Skull Cage

    Nature fights back.

    Pollution, mismanagement of resources, deforestation, inept waste management, over population, coruption…..

    We reap what we sow.

    God has nothing to with this.

    • reddfrog

      Well I would blame those people that keeps praying to God that a typhoon devastates a certain “land grabbing” communist country. I consider this to be God’s dirty finger to your twisted prayers.

      • spearheads

        Masaya at panay na naman ang leapfrog at KOKAK ng demonyong reddfrog dahil sa baha. Ayan, pwede ka ng magkalat ng butete mo sa baha para dumami ang lahi mo.

      • reddfrog

        O ang self-appointed spokesperson of God nagsalita. Should I bow down to your Worshipfullness?

      • guest1500

        Do communist believe in God? I thought you believe that what is happening around the world like floods and drought are due to climate change courtesy of global gas emission from communist China and other industrialized countries. Now you are taking about God. Is this for real?

      • reddfrog

        And what is your basis that I am a communist? Go on present your proof, otherwise you’re simply an intellectual midget.
        And don’t be so upset with me that your twisted prayers backfired. I warned you about this but you thought that God is your personal hitman. Bobo ka kasi.

      • Alajero

        ,,,,reddfrog…you are right it is unchristian to wish evil even among our enemies…even non believers should not…when disaster strikes a people…everyone should lend a hand to help…humanity knows no boundary…

      • reddfrog

        Especially that we are against the Chinese leadership, not the ordinary Chinese people who doesn’t even know what their government is doing. But some people are too small-minded to realize this simple fact.

      • guest1500

        So you must be an intellectual giant. You must have delusions of grandeur.  I did not post a comment praying for typhoons for communist China because that is against Christian belief as what Alajero said. With regards to why I suspect you as a communist, one reason is your username itself. The other is all your negative comments with regards to Philippines and your favorable comments or likeness to communist China as what others have noticed here.

    • boybakal

       True, kasi nga saw ang ginamit pagputol ng mga puno.
      At may tubo pa.

    • superpilipinas

      God has everything to do with it…..but he gave us free will…even to destroy ourselves.

  • tskpinas

    Sino kaya target ng sisi pagkatapos ng sakuna na ito?

    • txtman



      • Pluma Mana

         buti alam mo!

      • txtman





      • rozli

        omg, you people are pathetic. Pnoy is trying to do his best but here you are with nothing better to do than throw senseless comments

      • Dyndin

        what best did he do huh???> puro siraan si gloria, 2 years nang wala si gma, ano pa ang idadahilan niya. you are then pathetic… you

      • boybakal

        Hindi lang si Gloria, pati na rin si Noli.
        Kasi nga pulos negative reporting daw tong si Noli.
        kahit lubog na sa baha ang metro manila at karatig dapat positive si Noli sa kanyang pagbabalita.
        Tingnan mo sisihin na naman nito si Noli.

      • spearheads

        Kaya kawawang Noli play safe na siya ngayon. Sa huling episode ng TV Patrol ang sabi ni Noli ay, Napangiti na lang yong mga kasamahan niya. “Sana maganda ang ating gabi, bayan.” Papaano kaya magiging maganda gabi ngayon, PNoycchio?

  • Alex

    Last year, weather forecasters warned countries along the pacific of more severe storms to come.  Typhoons and even cyclones would become more powerful and more frequent. The Philippines lies at the path of these typhoons, and so she always gets the first blow. Why can’t we just accept this natural phenomena and stop blaming other people? 

  • txtman







    • Pluma Mana

      kaululan yan mga sinasabi mo!!

      • txtman







              NA SA MAYKAPAL

      • Pro


        PERO si Pnoy ay ready na kasi nga ang mga nagamit na CONDOMS ng mga PSG nya ay pinalobo na nya…. OO si PNOY mismo ang umihip ng mga used condoms… gusto na gusto nya amoy ng CONDOM…. dinidilaan pa nya….

        KADIRI NGA….

      • Pro

         gagawin nyang salbabida ang mga used na condom… ready na sya sa pagbaha…

  • John_Galt_II

    Sa halip na gastusin sa CCT ang pera ipaayos na lang ang mga drainage system ng Pilipinas. Ipinamumudmod ang pera samantalang ang daming dapat ayusin ng mga walanghiyang nasa gobyerno. Dapat makinabang ang mga nagbabayad ng buwis pero sila ang nagiging biktima dahil sa maling prioridad ng mga nasa gobyerno at pulitiko. Maganda lang pakinggan na namimigay ng pera ngunit hindi nila naiisip yung pinanggalingan ng pera.
    Itong bansa na ito ang laging bumibiktima ng taxpayer lalo na ang OFW kaya hindi na ito aasenso!

    • superpilipinas

      eh gusto pa ngang gastusin para sa condom!

      • Renski1970

        ang condom i despose nyo sa tamang lugar okay? Isa yan sa mga dahilan bakit nagka baha. Alam nyo naman na nakakabara iyan sa mga imbornal. Environmental hazzard din iyan. Paki inform lang ang mga gumagamit na kung maari i recycle na rin para makatulong naman kayo. Dagdag basura sa canal, problema sa baha.

  • Binfilipino

    I can only pray that all the Filipinos living in the said flooded areas have the strength,courage to accept the hardships this heavy rain has caused them… We accept good things from God, and should we not accept also bad things?

  • oh_noh

    we already have the technology so-called GIS… study it sincerely! we may not totally remove the flooding but we can do something to at least limit it – hindi yung tipong naghihintay lang tayo kung kelan uulan at kung kelan din titila.

    1. dredging
    2. removing those “obviously” obstructing the water ways / drainages specially the exits
    3. adding pumping stations
    4. strategically create major “underground” canals

    well, the experts out there knows better but they just need to put their brains and hands together!

    • H_A_B_A_G_A_T

      nah, first of all those people on the net to stop pretending EXPERTS dictating the government what to do.

    • superpilipinas

      I want to add….

      – ordinance for 1 day labor cleaning clogged drainages for anyone caught littering or illegaly dumping wastes.
      – ordinance for 1 day labor cleaning clogged drainages for barangay captains and tanods not in control of their barangay with regards to garbage and littering.  
      – monetary awards every year to barangay captains and tanods who are able to maintain clean environment and unclogged drainages. 
      – stores should be banned from using plastic shopping bags.

  • Binfilipino

    Strength and courage I pray…..

    • Renski1970

      only pray, no action. forever we are doooooooomed!

  • arthur1401

    as usual, ibinato na naman sa RH ang nangyri.
    pero, sa tingin ng mas marami, kaya nagkaroon ng delubyo ay dahil gusto rin gisingin ang mga pari at bispo na tumugil na sa pakikialam sa gobyerno.
    kaya magsitigil na kayo mga obispo at pari, nagsalita na sa itaas. mas marami kami sa inyo kaya mas papanigan ang dasal namin.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. kung pinanigan ang dasal mo, mga pari lang ang binagyo!

      ang leksyon sa inyo, di kayo lulutang kahit sang katerbang condom ang gamitin ninyong salbabida.

  • rem1911

    I’m really saddened because instead of helping and suggesting solutions this forum is being hijacked by religious weirdoes and political supporters of losing candidates…Just volunteer in the rescue effort and donate food to the victims…

    • Poy

      well, prepare yourself…

      pero mas nakakalungkot dahil di malayong mangyari na next time na bumaha, di lang ang sapatos ng kapit bahay mo ang tinatangay ng tubig baha kundi mga aborted fetuses na nakabalot sa surgical bags marked “FOR POPULATION CONTROL PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT RECYCLE!”

      tsk tsk…

    • isalexus

      “Just volunteer in the rescue effort and donate food to the victims..”  do not forget to pray sabi ng mga obispo!!

      • Poy

        Paano ka mag re rescue?! eh budget na ipinangako na pambili ng pump boats at floating devices, nasan na? Paano yun, kuha ka ng surf board mag-ala-jericho rosales?! Artista?!

        pagkain, wala raw budget. pero pambili ng mga pills meron ang gobyerno, may dagdag pa from UN… ano kaya ang lasa ng adobong pills?

      • Pro

         yung mga CONDOMS gagawin muna syang salbabida… ayon mga PSG ni PNOY pinupunan na ng hangin mga CONDOMS… mayamaya ipadala na nila sa MMDA para ipamahagi ang SALBABIDANG CONDOM…. ay oo nga pala.. YUNG MGA CONDOM NA GINAGAWANG SALBABIDA.. mga USED yun….

  • Poy

    Yan kasi…sa halip na pag uusapan at pagukulan ng oras para NDCC kung paano maghahanda sa (ulit) sa ganitong sitwasyon ng tag-ulan, hala nagsi siksisikan sa Kongreso para aprubahan ang RH bill para maambunan ng makukurakot na budget for next year at cut sa imported na condom at pills from China… (eeew!)

    haay….pera pera lang yan… pera nga naman. Yan ang NATURAL FAMILY planning ni Lord…walang binatbat ang UN population control!  Kulit nyo kasi eh, hingi kayo ng hingi ng artificial family control. Dapat kasi NATURAL AS IN ACCORDING TO NATURE.

    Korek, it’s all about RH BILL AND GMA! hahahaha!

    • superpilipinas


      He-he-he. Kala siguro nila, lahat nang tao masasagip ng hinipan na condom! LOL!

  • superpilipinas

    PH still needs improvement. But we’re definitely in so much improved situation than more than ten years of leadership by FVR, Erap, and GMA. I hope the improvement continues and accelerates next year and more years to come so that deaths and displacements will be reduced further. Instead of spending 3 Billion pesos for condoms, spend it for reduction of calamity casualties and death due to Dengue and other wide spreading diseases.

  • Jun

    Pnoy now is the time to get some calls out to all the business leaders in ur blue book and ask for them to open their wallets to help all the disaster victims where in terms of food, clothing, etc.

    If there was a time to start giving back to the community, now is the time.

    And try utilizing all the school alumni associations too.

    • Pro

       palobohin na lahat ng CONDOMS na d nagagamit sa mga health centers.. GAWIN NA SILANG SALBABIDA…. ngayon na PINOY….

  • joeybg

    Nasaan na itong mga naglalakihang mga Kapilya ng mga Ministro ni Iglesia ni Manalo at mga simbahan ng mga Obispo , malaking trahedhya ulit dito sa Pinas, tumulong naman kayo hindi lang puro Dasal lang ang kaya ninyong ialay ang mga tao mas kailangan nila ngayon ng masusulingan at mga material na bagay… ngayon kayo pumutak ng pumutak sa mga taga sunod ninyo pueo na lang kayo ang tumatanggap, Mahiya kayo sa sarili ninyo na ginagamit ang mga salita ng Diyos sa pagpapayaman.

    • Poy

       do not under estimate the power of prayer…ever…

      I hope you know what happened during People Power… While in other nations, people were using GUNS AND BOMBS to get their freedom, we, the Filipinos were holding ROSARIES… alam na alam yan ni Pnoy….

      mangilabot ka pare ko…

      • Renski1970

        because of the power of prayer? yes only Prayer no Action?

    • Nick Richardson

      Please stop,just stop!This is not the time for your bickering anymore when people are suffering and dying.Do that another day.In the meantime habang nakaharap ka lang naman sa laptop mo at imbes na mag-rant ka diyan ng walang katuturan,just Google everything and read and see for yourself kung ano ginagawa ng mga pinag-iinitan mo.Help and prayers, they go together and tt this time, anybody can be a hero and that includes you.

    • Pro

       andon mga pare at madre nagbibigay ng tulong… kaw nakabili ka na ba ng CONDOM??? nagpasasa ka na ba sa SE’X?? papasa na RH Bill mo… magpakasaya na kayo…. yung mga condom sa health center gawin nyong salbabida… dali na.. anyway dadami pa supply ng CONDOM in the coming months….

  • txtman










    • Pro

       oo, malamig ngayon… SE’X NG SE’X mga pro RH BIll ngayon.. wala silang pambili ng CONDOM… bigyan mo na sila PENOY…

      aw PNOY wag ka gagamit ng CONDOM ha.. baka malunok mo yung CONDOM…. masarap ngayon kasi malamig panahon… d ka pagpapawisan…. hugassan mo muna yung ahas ha.. baka na kontamina na yan ng liptospirosis dahil sumulong sa baha PAPA mo…

      • Renski1970

        Isama mo narin ang pamamahagi ng PENOY BALOT.. pampalakas ng resestensya. Malamig nga naman, ang problema diyan baka puro naman tulo. Ang hirap bumanat ng tinutuluan.. baka magka pulmonia, naku mahal ang gamot.

  • txtman










    WE DON’T







    • Tilley_Ling

      It’s like your saying magdusa ang family ko at ako,,, echeng

    • cute79

      alam mo nkakaawa kang mag-isip.kslanan ba ng presidente binaha ang taga luzon?dahil sa climate change yan at sa kwalan ng disiplina ng mga tao,khit saan saan lng itapon ang mga basura kaya brdo ang ang mga kanal kaya grabe ang baha.

    • dequis

      hindi naman siguro ganoon mabuhay sa isang demokrasya. hindi mo gusto ang Pres. Noynoy pero siya ang gusto ng karamhan. dapat makiisa na tayo sa karamihan. ako, katulad ko, hindi ko binoto ang Pres. Noynoy pero tinanggap ko siya at obligasyon ko ang igalang siya. kaya nga ba tayo tinawag na asian joke dahil hindi natin alam mabuhay sa isang malaya at demokrasiang bansa

  • Nick Richardson

    See?Now we can say that life is more important.So why not invest that freaking RH Billions on infrastructures like schools,hospitals,clinics,factories,health facilities,or technology like waste management,flood control,drainage,sewerage,or even better education and livelihood programs—-san ka pa?Can contraceptives make up for that?Sa condom or pills etc pa ba tayo aasa?

  • wehd1nga

    c0incidence 0r what? Genesis 8:7-12 is about Noah’s Ark. Yesterday was 8-7-12. August 7, 2012″He warned Noah and his family of the coming flood and directed them how to prepare to survive it. Hebrews 11:7″,,, we’ve been p0unded by n0n st0p…heavy rains since that retard and his c0ngress m0ved f0r the speedy passage 0f RH BiII, Iets pray that this days 0f c0ntin0us rain and unprecedented fI00ding 0f NCR and m0st 0f Iuz0n is just a naturaI weather disturbance and n0t a warning fr0m heaven rejecting RH BiII 0r we’re aII F@cked up

    • tori_q

      At may gana ka pang magcopy-paste ng comment mo kung saan saan? Ganda ganda mo talaga Jhunalyn. Kaya lokong loko sayo si Bigote eh.

      • Pro

         totoo naman sinabi nya… ipagpalit mo ba naman sa CONDOM at sa SEX…

    • mitCh

      Genesis 8:7-12 is not actually related to the disaster yesterday, hindi naman sakto ang story. Please read to verify before posting. And i believe the weather has nothing to do with RH Bill.

  • akoombulator

    a warning sign from all the gods sign the rh bill now

  • $18209031

    If kayumanggi nation cannot clean up their tribal shzt by throwing trash left and right, Metro Manila will remain a hellhole for an indefnite time. Dont expect anything new pare koy koy.
    Time for the rats and cockroaches to own the place.

  • $18209031

    Saan na ang US 7th Flt. Saan na ang tulong nyo? Palagi kayong nagpasarap sa mga dalaga namin sa Olongapo paki bigay naman ng tulong , ho….

    • Pro

       hahaha.. ASA PA KAYO SA KANO… ayon namumulubi na ang gobyernong US…. tumayo kayo sa sarili nyo… wag nyo i-asa sa ibang lahi mga sarili nyo… LANGOY NA KAYO PATUNGO SA TUWID NA ILOG…. wala na kasi yung daan… napuno na ng tubig… mukhang ilog na sya… hahahaha

    • Renski1970

      wag masayadong asa sa mga KANO. Kaya tayo hindi umaasenso dahil sa ugaling ASA-ASA-ASA. Translate ko? ASA (tagalaog) – waiting from GLORY to GOD almighty or HOPING. ASA (Bisaya) – where? where the GLORY to GOD almighty.

  • spearheads

    Oisssttt breaking news. May bagong sinisisi si PNoy sa baha ayon sa kanyang “matuwid na hintuturo” policy. Mali daw yong “rain color coding” dahil di daw kabisado ng mga tao. Dapat daw yong pinakamalas na warning ay Yellow dahil mas sikat at usong uso pa.  Pati PAGASA na binalasa na niya ay sinisi pa rin. Lahat na lang sinisisi maliban sa kanya. Naku naman, pasaway talaga itong matandang huklaban na ito kaya tayo nagkakadelubyo.

    • Pro

       BAKLA talaga ang PANOT na PANGIT na PANGULO… haiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssttttt…

    • lucidlynx

      Ogag ka pala. Kailan naging responsible ang Presidente sa mga nangyayari sa pamamalakad ng siyudad? Bakit pa tayo nagkaroon ng Local Government Code. Bakit pa may mga barangay captain, mga konsehal, mga mayor, mga governor, kung sa Presidente din ang responsibilidad ng pagpatakbo ng local governments.

    • lucidlynx

      The President can only help in the relief efforts. Maintenance of the city is not his responsibility.

      • Poy

        mas wala syang kinalaman sa loob ng matres ng isang BABAE. kaya wag nyang pakialaman kung gusto ng mga mag asawa mag anak ng mag anak

        ang paki alaman nya kung paano nya tayo bibigyan ng tamang pamamalakad nang lahat ay may access sa pagkain, trabaho at pabahay.

        Erradicating poverty does not mean genociding the poor PEOPLE. Tao ang mga yan, di mga kalabaw na pipigilan mong manganak…

        Well, wag kang umaasang may gagawin sila ukol sa baha. In fact gustong gusto nila yan, sa daming mahihirap sa lansangan, marami na namang mahihirap ang mamatay ngayong taon na ito… O di ba solve, bawas populasyon na naman ang mahihirap! Natural (disaster) Family Planning! hahaha

      • tony

        obyus na isa kang dakilang eswka-kwa poy, ang gagaling nyong gumawa ng bata hindi naman nyo kayang pakainin at pagaralin at inaasa ang lahat sa gobyerno … oo nga pala sabihin nyo sa mga pari na sila na lang ang magpalamon sa inyong lahat!

    • Poy

      sinisisi ko ang RH kasi di pa sya available nung time nina Tita Cory, malamang noon palang baka naisip na ng magulang ni Penoy na i contracept siya kung nalaman lang nila na mismong anak nila ang kokontra sa pinaglalaban nila noon…ang buhay.

      Noong panahon ni Tita Cory, mas mahirap ang Pinas. Sinabi ba ni Tita Cory na huwag manganak ang Pilipino? Sa halip sabi niya “Magkaisa at MAGDASAL at ipagtanggol ang BUHAY.” 

      Tama, sisihin natin ang simbahan…kasi dahil sa Dasal ng sambayanan nahinto ang diktadurya…tama nga naman…

      It’s more sex in the Philippines! It’s more flood water in the Philippines! It’s more fun in the Philippines!

  • Jude Fawley

    This is a God forsaken country

    • reddfrog

       I thought we’re the “only Christian country in Asia”? We should be favored among Asians like the Israelites, no? Time to figure out what went wrong.

      • jeht2003

        Time to figure out what went wrong is but a subtle way of saying that it is time to realize what does not exist.

  • $18209031

    Mas grabe na ang mga baha natin sa Metro Manila. Dati hindi ganito ka lunop ngayon ang mga daanan ay halos naging ilog. This is becoming a shzthole hellhole of a place— thanks to kayumanggi leaders from Ilocandio, tagaleg at bicolandia na nagmumuno sa gobyerno walang kwenta . Walang tamang city planning paano nang mangyayari . Kanya kanyang palabras , let nature’s wrath take you to another level, shzthole of a nation!!.

  • silvershade

    Manila is sinking.  The more investment in Manila, the more it sinks, because it’s getting heavier. Plus more people are flocking to Manila, the more it sinks.  The only solution is to decongest Manila, bring elsewhere to the provinces, especially in poor provinces, the investments.  Not only it can save Manila from disaster of sinking, it can help other provinces too to grow and prosper.

  • Jong Greys

    nakakatawa mga pnoy haters d2… ano kaya kinalaman ng RH bill sa baha. .. mga pnoy haters kung wala kayo magawa sa buhay nyo , matulog n lang kayo . di puro dada. walang magagawa yang mga pag bblog nyo d2. sayang lang kuryente at isa lang kayo sa mga pasakit sa pinas

  • PinoyDude

    Tama na ang sisihan. If there’s anything you can do to help, then by all means do it!

    We’re all partly to blame for this flood because a lot people dispose of their trash everywhere they please. Kaya yung basurang itinapon mo babalik sa iyo. Kung nakita nyo yung news report kagabi sa Baseco sang tambak na basura ang inanod ng baha.

    Disiplina lang ang kelangan

    • generalproblem

      ok the best dyan eh ilipat ang mga squatter sa baseco sa basilan para dun sila magtapon ng basura

  • Poy

    Decongest? ano palagay mo sa mga tao, uhog, isisinga lang o kaya halak na idadahak na pag natuyo eh kulangot?

    Nagpupunta ang tao sa maynila dahil ang mga lupa sa probinsya eh kinakamkam ng mga gahaman. E sa maynila maraming trabaho at kliyente para sa mga snatcher, pargerper (pokpok), promo girls ng pills at condom at abortionista. Isama mo pa ang mga bayarang raliyista… 

    Mas maraming trabaho sa Maynila silvershade. Kaya maglakad ka sa gabi sa kalye, mayroon ka namang pamilyang mapapakain kapalit ng celphone mo. :)

  • spearheads

    These slimy scumbags who are pro RH Bill fanatics are again twisting the truth and repeatedly posting that the RH Bill has no relation to God’s Will.

    Why do you think the UN provided an “acceptable fertility standard rate” that is, 2.1 per cent of the total women’s population? NEDA’s Arsenio Balisacan was forced to reveal this truth in answer to Enrile’s questioning at the budget hearing. Can you control fertility rate in order to comply with UN standard when fertility is a natural occurrence in a woman’s anatomy? Of course not. The only way is to target the woman’s uterus or womb by administering contraceptives which are abortifacients. These abortifacients cause cancer and destroy the womb. When the woman discovers her cancer early, she has to undergo surgical operation to remove her uterus in order to survived. But if the cancer has spread then she will surely die. Either scenario, the object is achieve and that is, the woman will no longer conceived. The scheme is not only brutal but hideous. Hindi kayo nagtataka kung bakit doble ang dami ng mga lalaki sa China kaysa babae? At ito and di maintindihan ng mga demonyong kagaya ninyo.

    • catmanjohn

      Hey Herbie… Corona’s No.1 rear end kisser  is really beginning to loose his marbles. You bring new meaning to the word ‘Loser’.

    • Jones

      ano daw? baha pinaguusapan =)) 

    • reddfrog

       May taong naliligaw.

  • TagaMlang

    With “Climate Change”, this unusual weather will be with us indefinitely. We have to live with it. And living with it, we have to cope and overcome it.

    Some areas in Metro Manila are below sea level.  So with heavy rains and coupled with high tide, you definitely have flooding.  However, some higher areas are still flooded because the drainage are clogged up with garbage.

    What should we do?  I have listed some suggestions below.

    Short term actions:
    1.  I think first and foremost, we have to address the garbage problem which is the number one culprit.  Garbage, especially plastic, clog up the drainage and sewerage systems.
    2.  Relocate squatters along river banks and esteros and low lying areas.  These are the areas that are prone to floods, and these are the same people that are always being rescued during flooding. 
    Long term actions:
    1.  Clean, dredge and widen all drainage systems.
    2.  Put a sea-wall or a dike in low lying area to prevent water during high tide.
    3.  Set up catch basins with powerful pumps to pump out water into Manila Bay.

  • $18209031

    More fun in Pinas, more swimming in dirty sewer water kasama ang mga daga at ipis! THis is the kayumanggi nation , fun capital of se asia.

    • reddfrog

       Just wait, we will win a gold medal in swimming and diving in the next Olympics.

  • Vin

    I can’t believe some of the comments that I have read… Despite this disaster there are some who are still trying to connect this disaster to the RH Bill… The reason that the floods happened  is simply because people haven’t learned their lesson after Ondoy. Garbage still irresposibly disposed of and the local government didn’t jailed/fined litterbugs; Land developers still put up establishments and residences in flood prone areas; Illegal logging and mining is still rampant; Informal settlers are still uncontrolled; and most of all, stubborn people that don’t want to be evacuated despite being told of our officials of the impending danger thus putting themselves in danger afterwards.

    • catmanjohn

      Put the prison population to work… make them collect garbage, and dig the new water pipes, and the sewer ditches. Put Corona back to work.

      • generalproblem

        as long as we do not eradicate squatting this flooding cannot be control.

      • pangitbudhiko

        The population of the Philippines is 94 million people, and the size of the Philippines is the size of lake Superior and lake Michigan in land area.
        The Population of Canada is 34 Million and the 34 million lives at the southern most part of the border of the country. Send 50 million Pilipinos to Canada and let them live at the northern part of Canada, this will make Canada the richest country in the world.
         Or if you don’t agree with  my suggestion let all politician live in Canada and let them  propagate the northern part of Canada, I am pretty sure this politician will behave.

        As a Canadian if you settle in “””YELLOW KNIFE city a province of the Northern Territories””’ government gives you money to live there. and the government will give you land and help you out

  • catmanjohn

    Let us thank the visionary (False) leadership of Arroyo and even Estrada, for the present demise of the Philippine Nation. Simply and honestly put, instead of investing in a sound water infrastructure, which would have put millions to work, brought reliable engineering to give all People access to clean water, instill management to control floods as well as droughts, these two instead have deceived and robbed the Nation blind and silly. The first warning was Ondoy, but the politicians failed to heed to the warnings, and here are the consequences of their sins. Let us act before things get even worse. Make those corrupt politicians return the stolen loot, and begin building a proper water infrastructure so that these nightmares will be a thing of the past, not just in Manila, but throughout the Philippines.

    • pangitbudhiko

      Kailagan disiplina ng bawat Pinoy. Here in Canada if you have a paper candy wrapper you will not disposed of that candy wrapper anywhere, a canadian will look for a garbage can that is  called “””””discipline”””””.

      I was in Manila couple of months ago and I was treating one of my grandaugther at McDonald, after eating I carried my food tray to the trash can, and my niece told me to leave it at the table, and I said no,  I take care of my garbage. And she replied just leave it on the table, And I was surprise of what she told me.

      • jseesus

         sa tingin ko mas na surprise ang apo mo sa ginawa mo. kasi mawawalan ng trabaho ang mga crew nang mc donalds sa iyo saka baka mapagkamalan kang bus boy crew o janitor dun kasi na rin sa edad mo nga.. kaya kung saan ang agos sunod ka na lang. hahaaa,..

      • pangitbudhiko

        yun nga ang sabi sa aking ng akin pamangkin, mawawalan ng trabaho ang taga linis sa Mc Donald. It is really a matter of discipline, Like crossing the streets of Toronto, you wait for the red  light to cross the street.

        Why is it that I see a lot of Pilipinos following the laws in Canada than the laws in the Philippines.

      • reddfrog

        1. There is lax law enforcement in the Philippines.
        2. As they say, sunod ka lang sa agos. Herd mentality.

      • Estrella Castillo

        walang masama kung gayahin ang laws in canada ,hindi mawawalan ng trabaho ang nasa mcdonald,taga punas ng table…itìs a sign of disipline para matuto rin wag magtapon ng papel sa street…dito sa Italy kumain ka sa mcdonald ikaw rin ang magtatapon sa trash can..kelan pa matuto ang mga Pllipino,kung me natutunan sa ibang bansa na ikakaganda ng sa ating sarili.

      • pangitbudhiko

        Salamat Estrella

      • pangitbudhiko

        And its not to late to instill disipline in the minds of the  Pinoy, Yung aking apo pagkatapos naman kumain ay pinaragalan ko, sabi ko, kailangan nating itapon itong natirang pagkain sa basurahan. Sinabi ko yon ay nagpapakita na meron kang disiplina sa iyong pagkatao.

      • Mansueta Schatz

        palaging sinabi na sa ibang developed countries na may discipline ang mga tao kaya nagmanman ako kasi yong mga pinoy nakatira sa doveloped countries ganon ang sinabi ngayon napansin ko na during parades na magbigay ng mga giveaways halimbawa choclates or wine nasa plastic cups or candys tinapon sa tabi na meron namang basura sa tabi ng daan kaya pagwala ng parade or carnivals parade ay sobrang kalat ang nangyari binacuum lahat di one time lang linis. at saka kulang sila ng working force sa fastfood kaya pag sunod naman na kakain puno pa ang mesa ng kalat kaya ganon ang ginawa ng mga itabi yong kalat at sila ay uupo sa mesa kaya ang nangyari naglagay ngayon fastfood resto ng trash can para doon lagyan ng mga saka doon sa forest may mga trash can pero yong iba itapon yong kalat nila sa labas ng can eh tiningnan ko di naman puno yong garbage ngayon pagdumating yong tagalinis nilinis naman at saka di tatagal yong basura kasi may tagasunod agad…At saka tayong mga pinoy lalo nayong nakatira sa developed countries ay ganon na lang magcomment sa kapwa pinoy ay pangit yon sa iba pagtatawanan tayo ng ibang bansa kasi pinintasan natin sarili nating lahi…

      • pangitbudhiko

        Kamusta, I said on my post disiplina ang kailangan, Hindi ko pinipintasan ang pilipino, If you happen to be inToronto you will observed that people will throw thier liters in the proper place, kung makakapunta ka sa URBAN EATERY it is a food court at EATON CENTER siguro meroon mga 140 fastfood eatery at the mall, ang kanilang mga plato mga babasagin, baso puro babasagin, at lahat ng kumakain duon pagkatapos kumain  yung kanilang food tray inilalagay  sa waste station where the mall worker, clean them all up. I notice yung mga nagiiwan ng mga pinagkainan nila ay yung mga mukhang middle eastern people and maybe some chinese looking individual. I have to see a pilipino leaves his plate behind.

        I am really wandering bakit ang pinoy pagtungtung sa ibang bansa, meron disiplina, kabaligtaran ang nangyayari sa pinoy sa Pilipinas., .

      • catmanjohn

        Agreed that such behavior is a contributing factor, but a minor one that can be easily corrected through National Media campaigns, education, etc. If there are no garbage cans, or a sanitation system that is consistent and reliable, then people resort to the sloppy behavior. What is priority is to develop an infrastructure that separates floodwaters from the sewage, and especially the drinking water. This requires a system of pumps, filtration systems, pipes, etc. which would cost millions and should have been done 20 years ago. Floods will probably get worse in certain areas due to global temperature increases, so better late than never. 

    • spearheads

      Catmanjoanne, napapansin kong hindi nakangisi ngayon si PNoycchio sa nangyayaring malawak na baha. Di gaya noong mga nakaraang masamang pangyayari na palaging nakangisi. Ano sa palagay mo nasa lucid interval siya o dahil inaatake ng ubo? 

      • catmanjohn

        Herbie… Corona’s No. 1 Baboy still has gender identity crisis. Any psychiatrist can tell you that you, behind all that hate spewing against Prez Aquino, you secretly want to be his Baboy… Come On.. we know you do. We know how the corrupt and depraved like you think… sewer rat. Tell your boss Gloria, if she needs her rear drainage unclogged, I have a very stout plunger she can use, and I won’t charge her the outrageous prices her fat husband charged the PNP for those useless helicopters. 

  • $18209031

    We have so many good engineers ,architects and what not. Saan mga yan ? Nasa Saudia nag abroad…. Diyos ko santisima. Gusto naman ng gobyerno natin para may dollar remittance. At saan pumupunta ang remittance revenues? sa  pitaka ng mga kurakots… Ayan, Metro Manila ang the whole shtzthole is not keeping up with the changing times. Yearly itong climatic changes, it will get worse every year. Lunod kayong mga kayumanggi . Salamat sa mga taga Ilocandio-tagaleg-bicollandio tandem nasa gobyerno. Magsasawa kayo sa kurakot ninyo. 

    • generalproblem

      hinid po natin kailangan ang engineer dyan sa pagbaha. ang kailangan natin ay isang malaking barko para po haktin lahat ng squatter sa metro manila at laguna at rizal na nakatira sa ilog, creek at lawa at dalhin sa spratley. yang mga tao na yan ang dahilan kaya ang ilog at lawa ay lumiit dahil tinambakan nila ang tabi para tirikan ng bahay nila at duon na rin sil magtatapon at dudumi.

    • reddfrog

       Kung lumubog ang buong Pilipinas marami sa gobyerno ay maunang mag-iimigrate sa ibang bansa.

  • kayanatwo


    the metro-manila now is the “venice” of the far east. it used to be bangkok. the only good thing that flooding in metro-manila made are that the smoke-belching jeepneys, taxis, buses and truck-haulers are gone for awhile, and then making the whole metropolis the “new venice” of the far-east.

  • dead_pixel

    Sino??? Sino nanaman ang sisihin mo?

  • yatot

    Noynoying strikes again! 

    Sana malunod na yang Abnoy na Panot sa baha.

    • JUN

      pati ikaw…..

  • Fulpol

    adaptation is best solution to flooding

    or invest billions in building huge and high walls along Manila Bay and set up very huge and powerful pumping machine that pumps flood water out of Pasig river.

    • reddfrog

      “adaptation is best solution to flooding”
      ===> I thought you’re talking in evolutionary terms, like we should grow fins and gills.

  • marionics

    A flood occurs when a river bursts its banks and the water spills onto thefloodplain. Flooding tends to be caused by heavy rain: the faster the rainwater reaches the river channel, the more likely it is to flood. The nature of the landscape around a river will influence how quickly rainwater reaches the channel.
    The following factors may encourage flooding:
    Helicopter carrying British aid across flood water, Mozambique

    A steep-sided channel – a river channel surrounded by steep slopes causes fastsurface run-off.A lack of vegetation or woodland – trees and plants intercept precipitation (ie they catch or drink water). If there is little vegetation in the drainage basin then surface run-off will be high.A drainage basin, consisting of mainlyimpermeable rock – this will mean that water cannot percolate through the rock layer, and so will run faster over the surface.A drainage basin in an urban area – these consist largely of impermeable concrete, which encourages overland flow. Drains and sewers take water quickly and directly to the river channel. Houses with sloping roofs further increase the amount of run-off.
    Flood management techniques include river engineering, afforestation and planning controls to restrict urban development on floodplains.

  • marionics

    Flooding is normally caused by natural weather events such as:heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over a short periodprolonged, extensive rainfallhigh tide combined with stormy conditions.
    It is also predicted that climate change will increase the risk of flooding in the world. The following factors can also cause or contribute to flooding.
    Poor maintenanceFaulty sewer networks.Poor or insufficient drainage networks.Inadequate maintenance of watercourses.
    Development/planning issuesInappropriate development in flood plains.Building on land in a way that prevents rainfall from draining away naturally. This includes roads and car parks that are impermeable to water. They can increase the risk of flooding from rainwater runoff.Flood defence schemes that are defective or badly designed.

  • migratorus

    We need to build new canals and catch basins to minimize the flooding in our country. It’s now time to re-look in approving contrsuction of buildings and real estate, there should be a proper urban planning development, to define strategic areas and location were these specific contsruction can be made. Hinde lang purke may baganteng lote nakita tatayuan na ang problema tuloy pati yung daluyan ng tubig eh nanatatakpan.

  • rising_phoenix40

    Ang mga skwater that block waterways ang isa mga malaking dahilan ng mga pagbaha. Dii mapaalis ng mga pulitiko dahil ang mga taga skwater ang malaking nagpapapanalo sa kanila. Dapat i-clear waterways from squatters, at dapat hindi sila bomoboto.

    • rosamistika16

      tama ka na paalisin ang mga squatters pero di nman ako payag na wag silang papagbotohin kc mga pinoy din sila. they are also human and they also have hearts and brains. what the rich enjoys must also be enjoyed by the poor at their best.  yun nga lng medyo iba talga ang pananaw nila sa buhay minsan pero hindi naman lahat…. at kpag ganyan ka mag-isip ay baka magaya ka sa kanila.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    penoy..pinag yabang mo nuong june ang dredging project ng pasig river, meron ka pa nga picture dito sa inq na nakasakay ikaw sa bangka…at ang sabi mo, DAHIL WALANG CORRUPTION ANG PROYEKTO MO, HINDI NA MAGKAKAROON NG ANOTHER ONDOY” dahil ang past admin ay napaka corrupt…

    nasaan na ang kayabangan mo???

    • rosamistika16

      kelan? ngyong june lang ba? anong petsa na ba ngayon? dredging cannot be done in just 2 months.

      how far do u know about engineering?

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        natapos nuong june ung pinatrabahao niya…kaya nga after the work done, nag bangka pa siya with photo op pa….

        parehas ng ibang pulitiko…kahit isang tulay na napakalayo na, kagaya nuon ni gma, pupuntahan lng para mag photo op…ok lng mag gastos ng isang milyon para sa pagbisita ng presidenta sa bagong project basta may photo…

        at ung dredging na pinag hambog niya, wala naman pala napala…

      • TGM_ERICK

        Mack equation Noying = Taraying! sa sinabi mong situasyon, kahalagahan ng photo op.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        noyonoying to the max…

        mas mabuti pa nga siguro ang corrupt kasi at least may nagagawa…kaysa sa noynoying na wala talaga…

        noynoying is much worst than corruption

      • SG0609

         typical filipino ka nga…para kang israelita na noong inilabas sila ni Moises sa ehipto at wala silang makain ay gustong bumalik sa pagka alipin…haha…ikaw naman gusto korap…malunod ka na sana sa baha…pero hindi dahil nandyan ka pa…ibig sabihin ligtas ka sa baha…hindi ka man lang ba magpapasalamat na hindi ka  nalunod? kahit kay Gloria ka na magpasalamat sa diyos mo na Korap…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        noynoying is tantamount to SLOTH….and sloth is one of the capital sin…in fact, it is a mental disorder…so, angkop na angkop talaga sa amo mong yellow ribbon…

        at kailan kaya ako naging pro gma…hahaha…wala ka pagkakaiba talaga sa amo mo, cannot move on from the past…

      • TGM_ERICK

        Totoo ka! :-)

      • poltergeist_fuhrer


      • Rolly257

        mas malala ang mangyayari kung hindi napalalim.

      • spearheads

        Ungas mas lumala ngayon kaysa Ondoy. Hindi nagdeklara noon na State Emergency ang walong syudad noon.Yong Ondoy Marikina lang, itong baha ngayon malawak tapos sasabihin mong kung walang dredeging mas malalim eh mas malalim na nga. Wa epek yang dredging mo, drawing lang, pampapogi points lang.

    • Rolly257

      Ang Amang ko, galit kay Cory dahil tinalo niya si Marcos

  • mitCh

    Ang daming sisihan, kung sinu-sino ang sinisisi, kung anu-anong topic ang napipilit iconnect. Definitely we all need change, we haven’t learned from the past calamities that is why this time its more intense because it is calling us to change! and start the change with ourselves, with you! then influence the community. magreflect muna sa sarili at tanggapin ang mga pgkukulang dn.

  • Josh

    Kakalungkot tayong mga pinoy. May kalamidad na nga. Sisihan pa rin. D man lang tayo magkaisa kahit sa crisis na. I really hope we could change this attitude.

    Change starts from oneself and that can only happen when there’s fear of God. I guess most of us lack the fear of God. Can we all reflect and start getting United? May the Love of God be in each one of us.

    • reddfrog

      Having different opinions does not mean we are not united. We can be united in dealing with this calamity but once that is done we have to pinpoint the human factor that contributed to this problem (illegal logging, pagtatapon ng basura sa estero, inadequate flood management system) so that we can minimize the damage in the future.

    • pulungdagal

      stoicism will get you nowhere against the greed of the people (especially in government) that is  mostly the root cause of deadly floods, meaning, because they steal the budget that should be allocated to constructions of modern and functional drainage system. we can be united by scandalously putting the blame on our negligent and greedy leaders, lest they become more despicably complacent and greedy despite calamities like these.

  • Kyab Gon

    The problem is CHANGE.
    “Progress is impossible without change”…

    It’s about time to really PLAN ahead specially regarding infrastructure.
    The Airport must be relocated to Clark to avoid congestion from travelers going to Pasay.
    The Gov offices MUST be in Cebu (mid point to Manila and Davao).

    If such changes occur then there would be BALANCE and lifestyles as well will follow gradually and eventually Pinas will progress with the eradication of graft and corruption.

    Imagine if Malacanang and other national offices are in Cebu then encroaching (squatters) will gradually diminish and leave Manila. Cebu can then build a world-class airport that can likewise cater to locals traveling to and from Manila and Davao. Biz will further be developed accordingly.

    Of course such relocation plans must be well studied but Pnoy and Pinoys must be open to the idea of CHANGE for the long-term.

    Muah to all my fans!

  • KapitanBagwis

    Floodings are happening all over the world and what does that says…mother nature’s wrath against the abusive humanity.


      Agree! :-)

  • acidicboy

    KUDOS to the countless heroes who helped yesterday… the local police, barangays, soldiers, coast guards, volunteers.  sana ho dumami mga katulad niyo. mabuhay po mga bagong bayani ng Pilipinas!  

    • acidicboy

      oo nga pala, saan ho ang mga tinatawag nilang “pro-poor” at “pro-people” na organisasyon kahapon?  hindi kasi lumabas sa news kung may ginawang tulong mga miyembro ng AKBAYAN, BAYAN, MIGRANTE, ANAKBAYAN, LFS, KMU, at mga PARTY-LIST na dapat maging representante ng mga mahihirap na naging biktima ng baha… parang tahimik lang silang lahat sa gitna ng trahedya…….. 

  • pulungdagal

    para tayong mga ‘merikano. pag may shooting rampage, sisihan ang mga pro and anti-gun. and then the debate dies down for a while until another massacre occurs. tayo naman, tuwing babaha dakdak tayo, todo sisi sa ating mga leaders for not only neglecting to modernize and make functional ang sewage system natin but also for their walang limit na kaganiran at pagnanakaw sa perang dapat ilaan sa pag-gawa ng mga malalaking drainage canals. H^^^^yup! tayo naman sana man lang makatulong tayo sa pamamagitan ng hindi tayo parang mga baboy na tapon dito, tapon doon ng lahat ng klase ng basura natin to at least minimize obstructions of our sorry and primitive canals.
    P^^^^tsa! halos ang buong mundo modern na when it comes sa mga drainage system, tayo lang ang hindi! ano ba ýan??!! ah, di bale, at least naka-dakdak na naman tayo at namura na naman natin ang mga h^^^^yup nating mga pulitikong masisiba at mga walang silbi.
    ok. see you all till next baha! meanwhile happy dakdak and we hope that during the next baha, sana naman mga mandarmabong sa gobyerno ang malunod!

    p.s. nakikiramay po ako sa mga nasalanta at namatayan.  

    • KapitanBagwis

      Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, disiplina ang kailangan.~ Pres Marcos

      • TGM_ERICK

        Agree! :-)

      • Rolly257

        Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, isauli ang nakaw sa bayan…ni Marcos, saka ni Gloria, saka ni Erap, saka ni Binay.

      • KapitanBagwis

        :) :) :)

  • MonMayuga

    This happened in Bangkok, too, many months ago. It is a phenomenon happening in many parts of the world and those affected could do little other than wait until it is all over. In times like these we can only pray and do our best to cope up with the circumstances. What use does it do to blame others for our woes? We should ask ourselves what we have contributed that made this catastrophe possible. This has been happening in the past although not as bad as it is now. Ask ourselves again if we have learned from the lessons of the past. History keeps repeating itself because apparently we have not.

    This is a global problem. We may be tempted to say that with this magnitude, we are too small to make an impact. But if all the people of this world act as one, and our action is repeated many times over, we would be surprised that the little person in us can do a lot to improve our lot.

  • lolo2lolo

    Lagman….ang ingay mo nationally…tulungan mo muna ang distrito MOOOOOOO….nagpapakayaman ka lang sa yaman nang congress at sa pork..ang taba mo na…ang sa distrimo mo maghihirappppppppppppppppppp….sa albay….

  • atourist

    To the Philippines Tourism Office, Its no fun in Philippines, the precise and acccurate slogan is “ITS MORE BORING IN THE PHILIPPINES”  . Tourists had to confined themselves locked in their hotels.

    Talking of Bangkok flood ,MonMayuga, it doesnt happen every year unlike The Philippines, More than half yearly Philippines is hit by typhoon and floods and thsi has been going on for more than a decade . Even a normal rainfall is enough to flood many places in Philippines.

    • reddfrog

       Unless you like kayaking, swimming, diving…….

  • atourist

    It is more boring than fun in the Philippines, besides typhoons, Philippines is always flooded even when its just a usual rainfall.

    MonMaYuga, at least Bangkok doesnt flood frequent unlike Philippines where floods is a norm for more than a decade, every year without fail. Tourists had to confined in hotel rooms, thats what the the tourist office meant, for fun in Philippines

  • atourist

    Its more BORING THAN FUN in the Philippines,  that shoudl be the more precise slogan, half the year the country is hit by typhoon and flood, and tourist had to stay confined in the hotels.. Even a normal rainfall, many part of Philippines get flooded easily

    MonMayuga, at last Bangkok doesnt flood every year , where floods is a norm in Philippines for more than decade.

  • atourist

    Correction  , At least bangkok doesnt get flooded  every yeard

  • m1600

    man made calamity due to climate change western countries and now China want us to protect the environment but what they has done for the last 100 yrs since the beginning of industrialization in Europe.  China and India are now the no. one polluters of mother Earth.

  • 1Fz20

    yes we’re probably good in disaster management but zero in disaster prevention measures/infrastructure/planning and implementation…a failure of governments eversince this country existed.

  • $25214711

    Nasa kalamidad ang bansa at mag magandang magkaisa muna habang may kalamidad. Pag nakalagpas napo ang mga kababayan natin sa kalamidad saka napo tayo mag laban-laban uli

  • Jericho Dela Cruz

    ang baha… ay mangyayari pa rin…kahit pa sino ang presidente…. ang pangsisisi ng may kasalanan lalo na ng presidente ay isa lang walang kabuluhang gawain… maliban na lang kong binabayaran kang mangsisi… bakit kaya hindi nalang natin tulungan ang mga nakaranas ng sakunang ito… ako ay tag Bisayas at dito sa amin nag aambag ambag para magpadala ng tulong dyan sa maynila… sa kunting halaga sanay makatulong ito sa mga tao na nasalanta ng baha…

    • tskpinas

      Yes flood happens, but we could have done something to mitigate the problem. It’s been 3 years since Ondoy and I haven’t seen any concrete plan from the government to solve/lessen the problem.

      Problem in the Philippines is everyone thinks what is happening is all normal because it happens all the time and not do anything about it.

  • scolexx

    naku baha nanaman, kaya dumadami talangka eh

  • sugbu

    Sana lahat ng probensya na unaffected ay padala kaagad ng mga relief goods….

    • 4kingdaddy

      wag na…naalala mo ‘yong relief sa mt. pinatubo…kitang-kita ng buong mundo sa tv ‘yong mga gahaman na kunyari tumutulong pero ‘yong mga de latang corned beef, pinapalitan ng sardinas..sabagay, ang hinihingan mo ng tulong ay mga lokal na probinsya lang, kaya okey lang siguro…kaya lang, sinong mapapagkatiwalaan na ahensya ang mamamahagi ng mga tulong na matatanggap?….

      • Rexy

        bro, isa kami sa nakakuha ng sardinas noong mt.pinatubo. iyong mga sardinas ay wala ng label, kung meron man ay sunog. meaning galing sa nasunog na supermarket. kawawa talaga ang pinoy dahil sa mga ganid na opisyal. natatandaan ko pa noong early 70’s na baha. maraming dumating na mga damit sa barangay captain, pero iyong magaganda ay kinuha ng mga anak ng mga opisyal ng barangay. puro panget na lang ang ibinigay sa mga tao !!!hmmmpppp

  • tskpinas

    When summer comes everyone would have forgotten about this, like Ondoy. So wait for Ondoy 3 coming soon in 20XX. Chill nalang wala naman tayo magagawa/gagawin eh. /s 

  • Renski1970

    Gusto lang Dios MAG BAWAS ng TAO sa PILIPINAS.. 93 milyon ba naman, ang hirap makinig sa dasal ng ganyan ka rami. Eh papano ba naman iyan daw ang gawin ng mga Pilipino.. idaan daw sa dasal. Kaya mismo ang dios, sumakit din ang tenga. Nako mga kabayan.. kaya nga hindi dapat puro DASAL.. kumilos, mag isip at higit sa lahat.. sundin ang nararapat para sa kinabukasan ng LAHAT.

  • Joy Quirubin

    aral na rin ito sa lahat kasi ang iba sa atin kahit saan na lng tinatapon ang basura. kailangan na nating kumilos at maglinis sa kapaligiran, kung kinakailangan bawasan na ang paggamit ng mga plastic at pagtatapon ng mga basura. sisihin mo man ang mga kinauukulan, kung di mo ginagawa ang obligasyon mo bilang isang mamamayan, wala ring lunas ang problema.

  • pangitbudhiko

    That is a good point, in Toronto, lake Ontario, the city has 3 filtration system in place, this is where the waste from the houses condo, goes before it goes to Lake Ontario.
    And the rain water or melted snow goes directly to the lake.
    I think Pinoy in Toronto are fearful of getting ticketed and maybe most Torontonian  are feeling the same, because if a police officer or   “sanitation agent” (these are city employees who goes around the city) and watch out for litterbugs and if they catch anybody they get a $110.00 ticket.
    My son was ticketed for spitting on the side walk and its a $110.00 out of your wallet. And you cannot tell the police officer to look the other way then you get into more trouble and you will be arrested for trying to bribe the police officer.
    Disiplina sa taong bayan DISIPLINA DIN SA MGA NANUNUNGKULAN SA GOBYERNO. Hindi puwedeng taong bayan lang ang susunod sa batas ng bayan dapat lahat ng pinoy ay sumunod sa batas ng bayan.

     also if you instill fear to wrong doers you  WILL GET DISCIPLINE

    If you will remember “””Lim Seng””” was executed by firing squad found guilty by a military court during the Matial law years, TUMINO ANG TAONG BAYAN

    • Guest

      Malagkit ang sahig ng bahay dahil sa kapal ng uhog at dura. Kailangan pang turuan ng pulis ang bastos na anak. Matino at disiplinado bang magulang na nagpalaki ??

      • pangitbudhiko

        wow, maanghang kang mag  komment, hinay hinay lang

  • 4kingdaddy

    “The SM group said its malls would stay open, wherever possible, for customers “looking for basic necessities or simply seeking alternatives venue for home away from rains and floods.”—kung talagang gustong tumulong, sana babaan nila ang presyo ng mga bilihin para ma “afford” naman ng mga talagang nangangailangan….huwag naman puro “profit” ang nasa kanilang isipan….’di ba??????????…….at ‘yong mga sumisilong sa mall na mga walang kayang bumili, sana pakainin naman nila ng libre….hindi naman siguro malululugi ang SM… write off din ito sa kanila……

  • kailapaig

    Mag babaha ang toilet talaga kung ang flush mechanism is not working at lalo na kung barado! Hwag bintangan yung gumagamit ng toilet. Dapat din may taga linis at may bantay para walang nag nanakaw ng toilet paper at wala din nagtatapon ng pinagpunasan ng pwet sa sahig ng toilet or else mag babara talaga ang drainage hole.

  • wehd1nga

    Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap….p0puIati0n c0ntr0I y0u want p0puIatin c0ntr0I y0u get,,,,y0u asked f0r it IDI0TS

    • Ai

      Majority of people affected are Catholics – so is God punishing them too? And the people pushing for RH are all in their couch watching dvd or bluray.

      • PasswordFlame

         para kang correct,bakit nabilang mo ba..tanga ka walang exempted kahit yung satanic na religion mo.

    • Margie

      I think the real cause is worshipping idols like the what Catholics did in Edsa where there is a big statue of Mary. Only Jesus should be worshipped and you can find lots of verses in the Bible to prove this.

      • PasswordFlame

         wala kang pakialam doon,ang gawin mo respituhin mo yung ibang relihiyon kahit muslim payan,maliban sa satanic.yung religion natin dimakakatulong yan mismo sarili nating ginagawa..para kang percfect..ano yung relihiyon nyo ayos sa paniniwala mo cguro..yan ang mangyari pag palaging basa ng basa ng bible tapos iba yung pagka interpret,buti di kayo na baliw.maraming natuliro dyan..RESPITO LANG INDAY..mine your own business.

      • Jaoh

         Idiocracy, blaming someone with the cause of nature.

        If you don’t believe, leave them be.

  • Magsasaka

    ito ang resulta nag pagrarally ng mga damaso, mga nagkukunwaring angel pero mga demonyo at dahil marami talaga ang nalilinlang, karamihan ng mga biktima ng baha ay mga nagpapalinlang sa mga damasong demonyo

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