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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 »

‘Mario’ hits northern Luzon; mass evacuations reported

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

Tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) hit land at the northern tip of Cagayan province on Friday but, unlike other places, disaster response and local government officials in the Cagayan Valley region did not report any widespread flooding or mass evacuations despite the heavy rains dumped by the storm.

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

Metro, nearby areas still under ‘red’ rainfall alert

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Metro Manila and nearby areas will remain under red rainfall warning alert for the next few hours Friday due to torrential rains whipped up by Topical Storm “Mario,” the state weather bureau said.

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

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