More than 200 families evacuated in QC


MANILA, Philippines – More than 200 families were evacuated from three villages in Quezon City on Monday due to heavy flooding, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported.

Roughly 200 families from Barangay (village) Roxas District, five from Barangay Masambong and another five families from Barangay Doña Imelda were transferred to evacuation areas, according to the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management office.

The report said flood waters in Roxas District rose as high as a two-storey building while the other two villages experienced waist- to chest-deep floods.

A command center was set-up in front of the Quezon City Hall for the quick dispatch of rescue personnel and equipment as rescue operations continue.

Metro Manila and nearby provinces have been experiencing torrential rains since Sunday because of the southwest monsoon.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos