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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 »

Multiple collision on Commonwealth Avenue causes heavy traffic

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A multiple collision involving two sport utility vehicles and a van caused heavy traffic early Monday along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City ‎although no one was reported injured.

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

MMDA: Quake plan also effective vs floods

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The implementation of a contingency plan originally intended for a magnitude-7 earthquake helped speed up the deployment of response teams after Friday’s heavy rains left most parts of Metro Manila flooded, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA: Major Metro Manila roads remain flooded

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Rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents 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. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some under rapid-flowing flood waters more than neck high. AP

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released Friday on its Twitter account a list detailing the situation of various roads in Metro Manila as of 3:15 p.m as typhoon ‘Mario’ (international name: Fung-Wong) and monsoon rains continued to batter the country.

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

Floods hit Metro Manila

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Flood on Buendia Avenue, Makati INQUIRER Photo by MATIKAS SANTOS

Heavy rains Friday triggered gutter-deep floods in some parts of Metro Manila closing some streets to traffic, the Metro Manila Development Authority said.

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

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