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.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Amid the heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario,” the Marikina government raised early Friday alert level four, or the critical level, over the Marikina River, prompting residents in the area to evacuate immediately.
Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino announced over the radio that classes in all levels in both public and private schools in Metro Manila and 16 provinces are suspended on Friday.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
, Ma. April Mier
Residents of Albay province living near Mayon Volcano are facing a double whammy—the threat of a major eruption and rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) and enhanced by the southwest monsoon.
By Doris C. Bongcac
Floods hit several areas here and in Cebu province, prompting education and local officials to suspend on Thursday classes in all levels in the wake of incessant rains spawned by Tropical Storm “Mario.”