Heavy rain hits Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon
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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Heavy rain due to the southwest monsoon hit Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon on Monday, June 11, triggering floods in some areas.
As of 5 pm on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA had issued a yellow rainfall advisory for Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, and Laguna. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
The yellow rainfall advisory means:
- heavy rain
- 7.5-15 mm of rain observed in one hour, expected to continue for two more hours
- floods possible in low-lying areas
- residents should monitor the weather condition
These photos taken in Sampaloc, Manila, showed floods outside the Saint Anthony of Padua Shrine.
gihimong swimming pool ang tubig baha outside the Church pic.twitter.com/YdNhS1Keo0— John Rhyl Sialmo III (@rhylsteel) June 11, 2018
One netizen expressed dismay over the floods outside their home in Barangay Sauyo, Quezon City.
ang tagal na ng lugar namin dito sa Sauyo ito ni request. simula 2010. hanggang ngayon wala pa rin. kunting ulan lang lalo pag walanv suspension baha na agad,sa tapat, sa ibang kalye wala. Quezon City?? #WalangPasok??? 2018 na po pic.twitter.com/sEGy6gXOrS— Chel Jung (@cheljung_09) June 11, 2018
MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela City was flooded, too.
Baha po sa Along Mc Arthur Hway! pic.twitter.com/9jXYuMFLmV— f r a g i l e (@_httpjady) June 11, 2018
A netizen in Makati City sent this photo, saying they were experiencing heavy rain and strong winds.
This video posted early Monday afternoon shows the situation across the Manila City Hall.
Malacañang on Monday afternoon issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 46, covering only Metro Manila, which suspended work in the executive department and classes in all levels starting 3 pm. Before the Palace order, nearly all Metro Manila mayors had already suspended classes in all levels. (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, June 11)
"Agencies of the government involved in the delivery of basic and health services, disaster preparedness, and other vital services shall continue with their operations," said the office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
"We leave the suspension of work for private companies and offices to the sound discretion of their companies or employers."
Meanwhile, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio ordered half-day work – only until noon – for all courts in Metro Manila on Monday. The Supreme Court (SC) said executive judges overseeing courts in other areas are given discretion to decide if they must suspend work as well. – Rappler.com