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Heavy rains leave Metro areas flooded

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MANILA, Philippines—Heavy rains brought flooding to several Metro Manila areas Tuesday. Below are photos and reports of flooded areas as tweeted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Philippine Information Agency, government officials and netizens: View the story “Floods in Metro Manila” on Storify

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MMDA chief proposes garbage incineration to lessen flooding

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MMDA chair Francis Tolentino  FILE PHOTO

To solve the perennial problem of flooding in Metro Manila, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino said Monday there is a need for the incineration of garbage, which he claimed was the root cause of the clogging of waterways that cause massive flooding in the metropolis.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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Trapped residents are rescued to safety after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 AP

Almost 2,000 families have been evacuated due to flooding in most parts of our city. The water is rising so fast that we have to use lifeboats to rescue residents near the Marikina River. Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

DPWH: Sorry, floods to recur till all 100 projects finished

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Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines.  AP

The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cebu declares state of calamity in wake of floods

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A Cebu City government owned fire truck rescued stranded passengers at the Logarta street corner F. Cabahug street by transporting them to a nearby area with less water. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Cebu City has been placed under a state of calamity to speed up implementation of drainage improvement projects to prevent a repeat of Thursday’s flooding that submerged half of the city’s streets.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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