Expect 'heavy to intense rains,' PAGASA warns

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on Expect 'heavy to intense rains,' PAGASA warns 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Government cautioned against possible occurrence of more flash floods and landslides from downpour due to continuing onslaught of the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm 'Maring' (international name 'Trami').

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Bad weather forces cancellation, delay of flights

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on Bad weather forces cancellation, delay of flights 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Cebu Pacific Air on Tuesday cancelled three of its domestic flights because of inclement weather, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport flight information service said.

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UPDATE: Palace suspends gov't work in NCR

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on UPDATE: Palace suspends gov't work in NCR 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Malacanang has suspended work in national offices in Metro Manila due to persistent rain and heavy flooding brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon exacerbated by tropical storm "Maring".

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PNR suspends trips due to high water levels

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on PNR suspends trips due to high water levels 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — The Philippine National Railways on Tuesday suspended its trips due to high flood waters covering its railroads in some areas.

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40 injured as bus crashes into MRT post

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on 40 injured as bus crashes into MRT post 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Forty people were hurt after the "CEM Transport" bus they were riding collided into a post of the Metro Rail Transit along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City early Tuesday.

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126 families in Potrero, Malabon evacuated

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on 126 families in Potrero, Malabon evacuated 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Due to heavy rains and floods, 126 families from the low lying areas of Barangay Potrero, Malabon were evacuated to safer ground Tuesday.

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Normal operations for MRT, LRT Lines 1 and 2

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on Normal operations for MRT, LRT Lines 1 and 2 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Metro Manila’s mass rail system is on its normal operations as despite the heavy downpour experienced in the metropolis.

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DSWD distributes P1.4-M relief aid to 'Maring' victims

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on DSWD distributes P1.4-M relief aid to 'Maring' victims 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — About P1.4 million worth of assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) budget of P39 million has been used as of 6 a.m. Tuesday

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'Red' rainfall warning issued in Metro Manila, nearby provinces

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on 'Red' rainfall warning issued in Metro Manila, nearby provinces 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a "red" rainfall warning on Metro Manila and nearby provinces at 7: 30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Cities, provinces suspend classes on Tuesday as 'Maring' intensifies

August 20, 2013 9:19 am· Comments Off on Cities, provinces suspend classes on Tuesday as 'Maring' intensifies 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — As Maring continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, cities and nearby provinces suspended classes on Tuesday because of heavy rainfall.

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