Cavite, Laguna under state of calamity

Photo by Rappler/Charles Salazar

The provinces of Cavite and Laguna, as well as the towns of Sta Maria and Narvacan in Ilocos Sur, have been placed under a state of calamity due to torrential rains brought by a southwest monsoon enhanced by a tropical storm Monday, August 19. Neck-deep water swept through parts of Metro Manila, causing schools, government offices and the stock exchange in the megacity of 12 million people to be closed. At least one was reported killed and two were declared missing as of Monday noon.

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