Classes and work has been suspended. And if you’re not going to do something important, you better just stay at home, keep safe and dry than bracing Tropical Storm Maring and southwest monsoon, Habagat outside.
As of this moment, many areas in Metro Manila has been reported sever flooding, as well as in Makati, Cavite, Las Piñas, Bulacan, the rest of Central and Northern Luzon. Cavite, Laguna, and towns of Sta. Maria and Narvacan in Ilocos Sur has been placed under a state of calamity due to torrential rains brought by a southwest monsoon enhanced by a tropical storm Monday, August 19.
Government work today, August 20, has been suspended by Malacañang. “In the light of the severe flooding in some parts of Metro Manila and with the Orange Rainfall Advisory, upon both the recommendation of MMDA and PAGASA, the Executive Secretary has ordered today the suspension of work in the government offices in Metro Manila today, August 20 except those involved in disaster risk reduction and management,“ Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said shortly past 7 am.
Maring is currently headed north and PAGASA currently estimates that it will be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday evening.
Commercial airlines and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) have cancelled and suspended operations due to bad weather and flooding.
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